Kamala Harris’s Threat to ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court
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Kamala Harris’s Threat to ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court

Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks at the Polk County Democrats’ Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. September 21, 2019. (REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage) Senator Kamala Harris has said that she is “open” to increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court, in order to reverse the conservative majority (as she sees […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg undergoes bile duct procedure in N.Y. hospital
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg undergoes bile duct procedure in N.Y. hospital

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably after undergoing a non-surgical medical procedure on a bile duct stent on Wednesday at a New York City hospital, the court said. Ginsburg, at 87 the oldest member of the Supreme Court and its senior liberal justice, expects to be released from Memorial […]

Supreme Court Rejects Nevada Church’s Challenge to Coronavirus Restrictions
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Supreme Court Rejects Nevada Church’s Challenge to Coronavirus Restrictions

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) In a 5-4 decision Friday, the Supreme Court denied a request from a Nevada church to block enforcement of state restrictions on attendance at religious services due to the coronavirus pandemic. The church argued that the policy, which limited in-person church attendance to 50 people, violated […]

The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on churches and the pandemic, explained
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The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on churches and the pandemic, explained

The Supreme Court has ruled, for the second time in the last two months, against a church which sought exemptions from statewide restrictions on houses of worship during the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak, a decision handed down on Friday night, is a very different case than South Bay United Pentecostal […]

The Supreme Court’s landmark new Native American rights decision, explained
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The Supreme Court’s landmark new Native American rights decision, explained

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma received less attention than two other decisions handed down the same day, which concerned whether President Trump is immune from congressional or state criminal investigation. But McGirt is a tremendously significant decision, especially for Native Americans and, ultimately, for anyone concerned with whether the United States […]

Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma is a Native-American Reservation
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Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma is a Native-American Reservation

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2020 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that nearly half the state of Oklahoma remains an Indian reservation as far as the state’s criminal-justice system affects tribe members. The five to four decision by the justices said that most of the eastern half of […]

The Supreme Court just dealt a huge blow to Congress’s power to investigate Trump
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The Supreme Court just dealt a huge blow to Congress’s power to investigate Trump

The Supreme Court handed down two decisions on Thursday concerning whether the president of the United States enjoys special immunity from criminal investigation or from congressional oversight. The first of those cases, Trump v. Vance, largely maintains the status quo. As Chief Justice John Roberts states in the first line of that opinion, “in our […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules some Trump financial records can be revealed
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U.S. Supreme Court rules some Trump financial records can be revealed

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a New York prosecutor can obtain President Donald Trump’s financial records but prevented — at least for now — the Democratic-led House of Representatives from obtaining similar documents. Both 7-2 rulings were authored by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. One ruling means that the subpoena […]