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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.
At issue is how much the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to carry concealed weapons outside their home for self-defense. The case will likely be argued in the fall.
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.
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 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.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — From landmark decisions on immigration and LGBTQ protections to virtual oral arguments amid the pandemic, the Supreme Court’s recent term was certainly one for the history books. NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz talks to Paul Clement, former U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush, Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general under President Obama… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed Native American rights to millions of acres of land in eastern Oklahoma. The 5-4 opinion granted jurisdictional control to the Muscogee Nation and extends to four neighboring tribal nations, which together make up more than half the state. Allison Herrera, a reporter for KOSU public… Read More
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with energy companies and the Trump administration in paving the way for a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail. The justices reversed a lower court ruling that had thrown out the permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It… Read More
The Supreme Court says the federal ban on discrimination “based on sex” also applies to gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.
The court-made doctrine that makes it very difficult to sue over excessive force by police is under the microscope.
The high court will allow the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy to stand across the entire southern border. The decision marks another immigration victory for the White House.
A major piece of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy is set for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court after the lower courts rejected the attempt to phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The program allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to temporarily stay… Read More
Ohio does not need to immediately draw a new congressional map, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering challenges against congressional maps in Maryland and North Carolina. Friday’s order allows both Ohio and Michigan to hold off redrawing their maps until the court decides those cases, which is expected… Read More
The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.
State lawmakers have said they want an income tax cut in the upcoming budget, but Gov. Mike DeWine wants them to invest big money in children’s initiatives and the opioid crisis. So that has some looking in and out of state for money so they can do both. The so-called Wayfair ruling from the US Supreme… Read More
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.
The court’s decision allows the Pentagon to bar transgender people from joining or remaining in the military while two lower-court rulings that had blocked the policy are appealed.
The 85-year-old liberal justice underwent surgery for cancer last month and also recently broke several ribs after a fall.
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.