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Supreme Court Investigation Hasn’t Turned Up Abortion Ruling Leaker
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Supreme Court Investigation Hasn’t Turned Up Abortion Ruling Leaker
2023-01-19 21:08:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A monthslong internal investigation has failed to identify the person who leaked a draft copy of the Dobbs ruling to Politico last year, the Supreme Court announced Thursday. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is the landmark decision... Read More

Immigration
Justices Hold Title 42 to Remain in Place Pending Expedited Review
2022-12-28 13:13:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —  A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday held that Title 42, the pandemic-era rule that restricted migration at the southwestern border on public health grounds, will remain in place pending an expedited ruling and future ruling by the justices.... Read More

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Minister Says He Successfully Lobbied Supreme Court Justices for His Causes
2022-12-08 21:40:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — An evangelical minister who on Thursday claimed to be a whistleblower on conflicts of interest at the Supreme Court told Congress that for years he recruited “stealth missionaries” to advocate conservative causes to the justices. The wealthy couples... Read More

Supreme Court
Majority of Justices Appear Skeptical of ‘Theory’ Giving States Unchecked Power Over Elections
2022-12-08 21:10:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A clear majority of justices — cutting across the Supreme Court’s ideological spectrum — appeared to be skeptical on Wednesday of a legal theory that could give state legislatures unchecked power over federal election-related matters. As previously reported... Read More

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Supreme Court Set to Hear Term’s Most Consequential Elections Case
2022-12-06 19:48:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear perhaps its most consequential elections case of the term, one that could dramatically increase the power state legislatures have in how federal electoral contests are carried out. The case, Moore v.... Read More

Education
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Biden Student Loan Program
2022-12-01 22:49:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan forgiveness program, saying it will hear oral arguments in February, with the date to be determined. As is their custom,... Read More

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Supreme Court Leans Toward Limiting Public Corruption Prosecutions
2022-11-28 21:46:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Monday in which a victory for the defendant would make it harder to prosecute public corruption cases when one of the accused is a private citizen. Statements by the justices during... Read More

Education
Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Pause Through June
2022-11-22 21:28:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday afternoon extended its pause of federal student loan repayments to June 30, 2023, saying the move was necessary to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to rule in a case challenging the program.... Read More

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Supreme Court Says Trump Must Give Tax Returns to Congress
2022-11-22 20:41:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave former President Donald Trump a little less to be thankful for this Thursday, clearing the path for the imminent handing over of his tax returns to a congressional committee. As is their custom, the... Read More

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Justices Rule Against Arizona GOP Leader in Jan. 6 Records Fight
2022-11-14 18:07:49
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol to access phone records belonging to the Arizona Republican Party’s chairwoman. As is their long-standing... Read More

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Supreme Court Justices Question Native American Adoption Law
2022-11-10 22:04:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — For the second week in a row, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court showed that trying to get the law right is a marathon, not a sprint. For roughly four hours on Wednesday, the justices weighed arguments... Read More

Regulation
Supreme Court Hints at New Limits on Authority of Federal Agencies
2022-11-08 21:49:00
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices implied Monday they are likely to make it easier to challenge the authority of regulatory agencies in disputes with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. The key issue in Axon... Read More

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Abortion-Rights Protesters Arrested After Disrupting Supreme Court Hearing
2022-11-03 19:47:53
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Three female protesters were arrested Wednesday at the Supreme Court after interrupting a hearing to denounce the recent Dobbs decision that eliminated a constitutional right to abortion. The women stood up one after the other during the first... Read More

Health
Abortions Declined 6% Nationwide in Immediate Aftermath of Dobbs Ruling
2022-11-01 21:21:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Legal abortions across the United States declined by more than 10,000, or about 6%, in the two months after the Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which for five decades had guaranteed a woman's constitutional... Read More

Supreme Court
Justices Reject Graham Bid to Block Georgia Testimony
2022-11-01 20:40:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Just hours after Chief Justice John Roberts handed former President Donald Trump a temporary victory in one of his legal battles, a member of Trump’s inner circle on Tuesday found the high court far less accommodating. In an... Read More

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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Narrow Affirmative Action’s Role in College Admissions
2022-11-01 14:29:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — For decades colleges and universities across the country have used affirmative action in their admissions programs to foster diversity on campus. On Monday, however, the conservative supermajority on the high court signaled they are ready to sharply curtail... Read More

2022 Elections
Alito Talks of Abortion Opinion Leak as Decision to Overturn Roe Stays at Forefront for Many Voters
2022-10-26 21:24:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday the leak in May of a draft opinion he wrote that removed a constitutional right to abortion endangered the lives of the nine justices. He called the leak a "betrayal of... Read More

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Lindsey Graham Asks Supreme Court to Block Grand Jury Testimony
2022-10-21 22:13:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has asked the Supreme Court to block a lower court order forcing him to testify before a grand jury about former President Donald Trump’s alleged interference in the 2020 election in Georgia. In a... Read More

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Tosses Bid to Block Biden Student Loan Forgiveness
2022-10-21 13:28:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday evening turned down, without explanation, an emergency request from a Wisconsin taxpayers group to halt the Biden administration's student loan relief plan. Barrett, who handles appeals from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court... Read More

Education
UNC Students Worry Pending Supreme Court Case Will Undercut Efforts at Diversity
2022-10-17 13:46:52
by Natalie McCormick

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — At the heart of the University of North Carolina admissions process there is a mission statement promising the institution will educate a diverse student body to become the next generation of great leaders.  On Monday, Oct.... Read More

Supreme Court
High Court Rejects Trump Plea It Intervene in Mar-a-Lago Docs Case
2022-10-13 20:08:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court handed former President Donald Trump a loss on Thursday, rejecting his request that a special master be allowed to review classified documents seized at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home. As is their custom, the justices... Read More

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A Justice’s Love of Prince, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ All Figure in High Court Arguments Over Patent Case
2022-10-12 19:48:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A high stakes copyright battle over images Andy Warhol made from a photograph nearly four decades ago inspired a spirited and sometimes hilarious debate at the Supreme Court Wednesday that touched on everything from “Mork and Mindy” and... Read More

Law
Solicitor General Asks Justices to Stay Out of Mar-a-Lago Docs Case 
2022-10-11 21:29:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to reject former President Donald Trump's request to allow the special master reviewing documents seized from Mar-a-Lago access to those labeled or otherwise marked classified. In a 34-page filing,... Read More

Voting
Supreme Court Sides With GOP Candidate in Pennsylvania Ballots Case
2022-10-11 19:35:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with an unsuccessful Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania judgeship and threw out a lower court's ruling that cleared the way for the counting of mail-in ballots in the race that he had... Read More

Veterans
Supreme Court Considers Exception to Veteran Disability Deadlines
2022-10-05 15:11:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of a Navy veteran seeking an exception to the Department of Veterans Affairs post-service claims filing deadline. Adolfo Arellano served in the Navy from 1971 to 1981,... Read More

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Trump Asks Justices to Intervene in Classified Documents Case
2022-10-04 21:56:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to review a ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed the Justice Department to continue to review documents marked as classified that were seized from... Read More

Supreme Court
Conservative Justices Appear Inclined to Further Narrowing of Voting Rights Act
2022-10-04 20:53:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After nearly two hours of oral arguments on Tuesday, a number of conservative justices on the Supreme Court appeared to be sympathetic to Alabama’s request that key provisions of the Voting Rights Act be narrowed when it comes... Read More

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Solicitor General’s Input Sought on Climate Suits Against Energy Companies
2022-10-03 18:33:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general’s office to weigh in on a dispute over which courts — state or federal — can hear climate litigation against fossil fuel companies. The request comes as the justices consider... Read More

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Court Order Requiring Yeshiva Univ. to Recognize Gay Rights Group Remains in Place for Now
2022-09-16 18:04:55
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The legal fight isn’t over after the U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to overturn a state court order requiring New York’s Yeshiva University to give official recognition to a student gay rights group. The university said the... Read More

Supreme Court
Chief Justice Says In-Person Oral Arguments Will Resume in October
2022-09-11 15:29:10
by Dan McCue

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Chief Justice John Roberts revealed Friday night that the public will be allowed back into the Supreme Court building to hear oral arguments when the justices return to work in October. Roberts made the announcement, which... Read More

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