WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations ...Read More »
8 cases remain for Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — Regulation of Texas abortion clinics, race in college admissions, protections for people living in the U.S. illegally and the public corruption conviction of Virginia’s former governor are among the big issues yet to be decided by the Supreme ...Read More »
Supreme Court avoids major ruling in birth control dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court failed to resolve a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control on Monday, the latest indication of the shorthanded court’s struggle to find a majority for important cases taken ...Read More »
Supreme Court torn over affirmative action; ABA weighs in
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information. During arguments Wednesday, several justices asked about the value of ordering more ...Read More »
Justices weigh meaning of ‘one person, one vote’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is treading gingerly on a question of immense importance to the nation’s growing Latino population: whether states must count all residents, or only eligible voters, in drawing electoral districts. The justices on Tuesday displayed ...Read More »
Justices reject challenge to local assault weapons ban
WASHINGTON — Acting in the aftermath of the San Bernardino mass shooting, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from gun owners who challenged a Chicago suburb’s ban on assault weapons. Two conservative justices said they would have heard ...Read More »
Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court’s order effectively makes gay ...
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Supreme Court weighs same-sex marriage cases
WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the U.S. Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now. A ...
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Justices more diverse than lawyers before court
WASHINGTON — In roughly 75 hours of arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court since October, only one African-American lawyer appeared before the justices, and for just over 11 minutes. The numbers were marginally better for Hispanic lawyers. Four of them ...
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Critics fault Scalia for ‘political’ comments
WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia ended his 26th year on the U.S. Supreme Court with a string of losses in the term’s biggest cases and criticism that he crossed a line from judging to politics. Justice Scalia’s willingness to do ...
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Obama could alter stance of appeals courts
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A second term for President Barack Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democratic ones on the nation’s appeals courts, the final stop for almost all challenged federal court rulings. Despite his ...
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High Court to look at state immigration laws
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for an election-year decision on an issue that is already shaping presidential politics. The justices said they will review a ...
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