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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued four states that Joe Biden won, claiming their changes to election procedures during the pandemic violated federal law.
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 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.
The justice, who died last Friday, will be buried Sept. 29 at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband of 56 years, Marty Ginsburg.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court says the federal ban on discrimination “based on sex” also applies to gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.
Justice Clarence Thomas dissents, saying the “qualified immunity doctrine appears to stray from the statutory text.”
The court-made doctrine that makes it very difficult to sue over excessive force by police is under the microscope.
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.
At issue is the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which granted temporary protection from deportation to roughly 700,000 young people.
At issue is whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars sex discrimination, covers gay and transgender workers.
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.
This week, the newly constituted conservative Supreme Court majority will weigh how the federal government should treat religious symbols paid for with taxpayer funds.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the opinion and announced it on just her second day back at court after surgery for lung cancer late last year.
Short of complications in recovery, doctors say prospects look good for a full recovery for Ginsburg, 85. She hopes to be back on the court for the start of the new term in early January.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about one of the few remaining provisions in the Bill of Rights not yet applied to the states: the ban on excessive fines.
Supporters and opponents of Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Barrett have waged a fierce battle for their candidate. But are the differences little more than a summer camp color war?
Justice Kennedy is a moderate and a champion for the gay rights movement. President Trump will likely replace him with a staunch conservative, which would fundamentally shift the culture of the court.
The Supreme Court ruled police do need a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless providers.