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Biden’s student loan relief faces its biggest test yet at the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (NPR) — A handful of Republican-dominated states will ask the Supreme Court on Tuesday to permanently block the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program. The states contend that the… Read More
Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions
Updated June 30, 2022 at 10:30 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate… Read More
Supreme Court expands gun rights nationwide after striking down a N.Y. law that restricts concealed carrying of guns
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion along ideological lines, ruled that New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the… Read More
Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for malicious prosecution
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it easier to sue police and prosecutors for malicious prosecution. But the decision still leaves in place other barriers… Read More
What Ketanji Brown Jackson can expect to hear from Republicans this week
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Thesaurus has no synonyms for the phrase, “confirmation hearing.” That’s because it’s a unique beast. Unique because it is like no other. And beast because… Read More
Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies
Updated January 13, 2022 at 4:45 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test rule Thursday, declaring that the Occupational Safety and… Read More
Supreme Court To Review Mississippi Abortion Ban
The state law bans most abortions after 15 weeks. The lower courts blocked its enforcement, finding it in conflict with Roe v Wade and subsequent abortion decisions.
Supreme Court Shuts Door On Trump Election Prospects
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued four states that Joe Biden won, claiming their changes to election procedures during the pandemic violated federal law.
Will Supreme Court Invalidate Obamacare A Decade After It Was Enacted?
There would be enormous consequences were the court to throw out the ACA, which has survived twice in the high court. But the court’s makeup is very different now than on those past occasions.
The Election And A Fresh Obamacare Challenge Loom Over New Supreme Court Term
The new term, which begins Monday, will see eight justices, not the usual nine. And because of COVID-19, once again the justices will gather by telephone hookup to hear the arguments.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Lie In Repose At Supreme Court This Week For Public Viewing
The justice, who died last Friday, will be buried Sept. 29 at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband of 56 years, Marty Ginsburg.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87
Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.
Trump’s Releases New Supreme Court Shortlist
The list, released Wednesday, includes three Republican U.S. senators — all of whom have directly or indirectly criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for not being conservative enough.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Cancer Again, Says She Will Remain On The Court
The Supreme Court justice revealed on Friday that she had begun a course of chemotherapy on May 19. In a statement, she said she is still able to do her job “full steam.”
Supreme Court Says Trump Not ‘Immune’ From Records Release, But Hedges On House Case
In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.
Supreme Court Undercuts Access To Birth Control Under Obamacare
The opinion upheld a Trump administration rule that significantly cut back on the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers provide free birth control coverage under almost all health care plans.
Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals, citing the court’s adherence to precedent, to invalidate a law that required abortion providers to have hospital admitting.
Supreme Court Rules Against Trump Administration In DACA Case
The decision is a dramatic victory for immigration advocates and gives a new lease on life for the so-called DREAMers, immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees
The Supreme Court says the federal ban on discrimination “based on sex” also applies to gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.
Supreme Court Will Not Reexamine Doctrine That Shields Police In Misconduct Suits
Justice Clarence Thomas dissents, saying the “qualified immunity doctrine appears to stray from the statutory text.”
Supreme Court Weighs Qualified Immunity For Police Accused Of Misconduct
The court-made doctrine that makes it very difficult to sue over excessive force by police is under the microscope.
Listen Live: Supreme Court Arguments Begin Monday
The high court begins two weeks of oral arguments — the first time the proceedings will have live audio and the first occasion on which the arguments themselves will be conducted by phone.
Supreme Court May Side With Trump On ‘DREAMers’
At issue is the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which granted temporary protection from deportation to roughly 700,000 young people.
Trump Appointee Gorsuch Plays Coy In LGBTQ Employment Rights Case
At issue is whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars sex discrimination, covers gay and transgender workers.
The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Partisan Redistricting
A pivotal retirement and a new conservative majority could give the state legislatures a green light for even more partisanship when it comes to drawing political boundaries.