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Ex-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Urges Second Amendment Repeal

Ex-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Urges Second Amendment Repeal

Former Justice John Paul Stevens, who sat on the country's highest court for 35, is one of the highest-profile legal figures to join the national debate.

Too political to wear? Supreme Court debates voter apparel law

Too Political to Wear? Supreme Court Debates Voter Apparel Law

U.S. Supreme Court justices are struggling to draw the line between protecting free speech and preventing voter intimidation.

Trump Administration Takes Another Hit on DACA

Trump Administration Takes Another Hit on DACA

The fate of Dreamers remains to be seen.

Ohio Lawmakers Approve Redistricting Reform Proposal for Voters

Ohio Lawmakers Approve Redistricting Reform Proposal for Voters

When the legislature draws new maps, they must win three-fifths support from each chamber, including at least 50 percent support from the minority party.

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

Supreme Court Blocks Redrawing of North Carolina Congressional Maps

Under current North Carolina congressional boundaries, Republicans won 10 of the 13 House districts in 2016, despite getting just 53 percent of the statewide vote.

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

Supreme Court Takes Up Fight over Texas Electoral Districts

Voting rights advocates accused Republican lawmakers of drawing districts to undermine the influence of racial minority voters.

Divided Supreme Court May Allow Ohio Voter Purge Policy

Divided Supreme Court May Allow Ohio Voter Purge Policy

Some justices signaled sympathy toward Ohio’s policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls — a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people — in a pivotal voting rights case.

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Death Row Inmate Over Racist Juror Claim

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Death Row Inmate Over Racist Juror Claim

Keith Tharpe argued his case was tainted by a racist white juror who questioned whether Black people have souls.

Supreme Court To Hear Voting Rights Case

Supreme Court To Hear Case on Purging Voter Rolls

In Ohio, voters must cast a ballot regularly to remain on the registration.

Chief Justice Orders Review of Sexual Harassment Standards in U.S. Judiciary

Chief Justice Orders Review of Sexual Harassment Standards in U.S. Judiciary

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said the judicial branch of government was not immune to incidents of sexual harassment and addressing it would be a new challenge in the coming year.

Supreme Court Blocks Release of Trump ‘Dreamer’ Immigrant Documents

Supreme Court Blocks Release of Trump ‘Dreamer’ Immigrant Documents

Under Trump’s action, the protections offered by DACA disappear in March.

Supreme Court Allows Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ to Go into Effect

Supreme Court Allows Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ to Go into Effect

In a yearlong push to appease its anti-Muslim fan base, the Trump administration temporarily gets its way.

Top Court Leaves in Place Texas Ruling Questioning Gay Spousal Benefits

Top Court Leaves in Place Texas Ruling Questioning Gay Spousal Benefits

The case will now proceed in a Texas state court, which could decide to stop the benefits offered by Houston, the fourth most populous U.S. city.

Supreme Court Weighs Baker’s Refusal to Make Cake for Gay Couple

Supreme Court Weighs Baker’s Refusal to Make Cake for Gay Couple

“I can’t emphasize enough how far sweeping the argument is both in terms of what it is saying about the Constitution and who will be affected,” ACLU lawyer Louise Melling said.

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Church’s Challenge to Nebraska Funeral Picketing Law

Westboro members are known for protesting at military funerals, including soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, which they believe are result of God's wrath over the United States’ tolerance of gay, lesbian and transgender people and adultery.

Trump Eyes Supreme Court after Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

Trump Adds Five Conservatives to List of Possible Supreme Court Picks

There is no current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court but three justices are 79 or older.

Supreme Court Tosses One of Two Travel Ban Challenges

Supreme Court Tosses One of Two Travel Ban Challenges

The new ban, President Trump’s third, including one issued in January that was blocked by lower courts, could affect tens of thousands of potential immigrants and visitors to the United States.

Liberals Urge Supreme Court Conservative Kennedy to Stay

Justice Kennedy on Hot Seat in Major Voting Rights Case

Justice Kennedy’s vote, which will likely be the deciding factor in the case, could have an impact on U.S. elections for decades.

Some Would-be Immigrants Left in Limbo after Supreme Court Muslim Ban Order

Supreme Court Wrestles with Immigration Bond Hearing Dispute

A majority of the justices appeared sympathetic to the idea that immigrants held long-term should be eligible for a bond hearing that would let them argue for their release.

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

The ruling in the case could help clarify the crimes for which non-citizen immigrants may be expelled.

Key Employment Dispute Leaves Supreme Court Divided

Key Employment Dispute Leaves Supreme Court Divided

Employers have increasingly required employees to sign waivers to guard against a rising tide of worker lawsuits seeking unpaid wages.

Trump Eyes Supreme Court after Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

Fight over Electoral District Boundaries Heads to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court for decades has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination but never those drawn simply to give one party an advantage.

Supreme Court Allows Broad Trump Refugee Ban

Supreme Court Allows Broad Trump Refugee Ban

The Supreme Court ruling gives President Trump a partial victory as the high court prepares for a key October hearing on the constitutionality of his Muslim ban.

Some Would-be Immigrants Left in Limbo after Supreme Court Muslim Ban Order

Some Would-Be Immigrants Left in Limbo After Supreme Court Muslim Ban Order

While the court said it would exempt travelers from the ban who have “bona fide relationships” with Americans, the ruling did not specify exactly what that means.