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Dobbs Now Supreme Court’s Most Anticipated Decision In Years
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Dobbs Now Supreme Court’s Most Anticipated Decision In Years
2021-12-05 15:35:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t even the top headline in The New York Times the day after the decision was announced. That distinction went to the death of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who had died at age 64 after suffering... Read More

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Justices' Abortion Remarks: Is it Time to Overturn Roe?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court heard arguments in which it was asked to overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The fate of the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United... Read More

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Supreme Court Case Hints at Change In Federal Agency Regulation Decisions
2021-12-01 19:10:26
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Conservative judges on the Supreme Court suggested this week during arguments in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit over Medicare drug reimbursement that now might be the time to overturn a decades-old guiding principle of administrative law. The issue in American... Read More

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Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy. The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a... Read More

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Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-or-Nothing Abortion Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether. Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared... Read More

Environment
Supreme Court Sides With Tennessee in Dispute Over Aquifer Water Rights
2021-11-24 21:17:53
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that Tennessee and Mississippi must limit their use of water from an underground aquifer to give each other a chance at it. The ruling takes on added significance as global warming... Read More

In The News
Supreme Court to Hear Worker’s Case to Clarify Arbitration Clause Rights
2021-11-15 21:56:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case by a fast-food worker who claims employers have no right to force arbitration on employees after first contesting the workers' lawsuits in pre-trial proceedings. The Taco Bell worker who... Read More

In The News
Justices Seem Inclined to Send Surveillance Case Back to Lower Court
2021-11-09 16:48:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A majority of Supreme Court justices appeared ready on Monday to send a controversial government surveillance case back to a lower court for further proceedings, despite the White House’s contention such a move could harm national security. The... Read More

In The States
Battle Lines Are Drawn in Maryland As Hogan Advances Redistricting Plan
2021-11-08 15:28:46
by Dan McCue

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan came out swinging on Friday, accusing Democrats in the state legislature of “rigging” the system when it comes to redistricting, even as he was promoting a new congressional district map he hopes they... Read More

Supreme Court
Justices Sound Ready to Strike Down New York Gun Law
2021-11-03 21:16:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A New York law that strictly limits the circumstances under which gun owners can carry their weapons outside their homes seems unlikely to survive the scrutiny it received from the Supreme Court on Wednesday. But the justices also... Read More

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High Court Appears Inclined to Allow Providers to Challenge Texas Abortion Law
2021-11-01 23:39:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After almost three hours of arguments Monday it appears a majority of the justices in the U.S. Supreme Court are inclined to allow abortion providers to challenge the state of Texas’s near total abortion ban. But they also... Read More

Climate
Supreme Court to Hear Coal Industry’s Complaint About Emissions Regulations
2021-11-01 20:16:08
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is headed toward a landmark decision on greenhouse gas emissions as climate change moved to the forefront of international politics Monday. The Supreme Court plans to hear a case that contests the authority of the... Read More

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Justices To Hear Texas Abortion Case on Monday Nov. 1
2021-10-22 17:56:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear a challenge from the federal government and abortion providers to Texas' 6-week abortion ban on Nov. 1, but will leave the law in place while it considers the cases, the court said on... Read More

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Supreme Court Commission Finds Crisis In Senate Confirmation Process
2021-10-15 15:31:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- A presidential panel charged with considering the pros and cons of altering the size and function of the U.S. Supreme Court is instead calling out the Senate confirmation process for justices. In draft documents released ahead of a... Read More

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Justices Consider Whether to Reinstate Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence
2021-10-14 15:56:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- On April 15, 2013, two Chechen-American brothers planted a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. At approximately 2:49 p.m. that Monday afternoon, the bombs detonated 14 seconds apart, killing three... Read More

Law Enforcement
Man in Custody After ‘Suspicious’ Vehicle Parks Outside Supreme Court
2021-10-05 15:57:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police took a 55-year-old Michigan man into custody Tuesday after he was “extracted” from what law enforcement described as a “suspicious vehicle” parked near the Supreme Court building. "One of our teams just moved in and... Read More

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Supreme Court Holds DC Not Entitled to Vote in Congress
2021-10-04 20:22:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling that denied District of Columbia residents a voting member in the House of Representatives. As is their custom, the justices did not explain the rationale behind their summary... Read More

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What's Old is New Again: Justices Back at Court for New Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is beginning a momentous new term with a return to familiar surroundings, the mahogany and marble courtroom that the justices abandoned more than 18 months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion, guns and... Read More

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Abortion, Guns, Religion Top a Big Supreme Court Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court's credibility with the public... Read More

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A 'Dangerous Cabal'? Alito Says High Court is No Such Thing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Samuel Alito pushed back Thursday against criticism, including some from colleagues, that recent Supreme Court actions in major cases have been done hastily and in the shadows. "A dangerous cabal" improperly deciding important matters — hardly,... Read More

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Divided High Court Leaves Texas Abortion Law in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, for now stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation's second-largest state. The court voted... Read More

In The States
Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect, With High Court Mum

A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law would... Read More

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Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume During Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court's action ends... Read More

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Supreme Court Ruling Coming Soon On Federal Eviction Moratorium
2021-08-26 20:29:49
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is expected to rule within days on a lawsuit by associations of realtors that seek to overturn the federal extension of the eviction moratorium until Oct. 3. In a hearing on Monday, the realtors argued... Read More

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Supreme Court Orders 'Remain in Mexico' Policy Reinstated
2021-08-25 14:32:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With the court’s three... Read More

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Justice Barrett Gives Green Light to Construction of Obama Presidential Center
2021-08-20 17:44:20
by Dan McCue

CHICAGO -- A long running effort by local environmentalists to block construction of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park ended on Friday when Justice Amy Coney Barrett declined to intervene in the case. The environmentalists, who collectively... Read More

In The States
Texas Supreme Court Sides With Abbott, Blocks County Mask Mandates
2021-08-17 18:14:05
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Supreme Court of Texas issued a ruling on Sunday voiding temporary restraining orders issued by separate District Court judges that impeded Gov. Greg Abbott’s edict prohibiting local officials from requiring masks to be worn indoors. Local... Read More

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Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Anti-Eviction Law
2021-08-16 20:04:46
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Federal courts continued their struggle with state and federal eviction moratoriums in separate rulings Thursday and Friday. A federal judge in Washington ruled Friday that her “hands are tied” to halt the federal eviction moratorium that the Centers... Read More

Housing
Rush is on to Extend Eviction Moratorium While Landlords and Republicans Oppose It
2021-08-02 20:28:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it is trying to find a way to extend the federal eviction moratorium that expired Saturday. As many as 11 million Americans are in danger of losing their homes within weeks after... Read More

White House
Administration Calls on Congress to Extend CDC Eviction Ban
2021-07-29 15:33:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The White House called on Congress Thursday to pass an emergency extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction ban, three days before it is set to expire. Without immediate action, the Biden administration said it... Read More

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