SCOTUS

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LISTEN: Trump Administration Makes Case to SCOTUS in Defense of 'Muslim Ban'

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the executive orders that sought to block people from several majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.

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Supreme Court Restricts Deportation of Immigrants

Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch sides with liberal justices as SCOTUS strikes down federal provision that facilitated deportation of convicted immigrants.

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Supreme Court Says Officer Was Justified in Excessive Force Case

Justice Sotomayor, in her dissenting opinion: “It tells officers that they can shoot first and think later, and it tells the public that palpably unreason­ able conduct will go unpunished.”

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What The Latest Reproductive Rights Case Before the Supreme Court Means For Women

NIFLA v. Becarra has the potential to radically alter what anti-abortion medical centers can tell women.

75 Prosecutors, Judges and Law Enforcement Officers Petition Supreme Court to Dismiss 241-Year Sentence for Teenage Boy

Judge Evelyn Baker, who sentenced Black teenager Bobby Bostic back in 1997: “I deeply regret what I did.”

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Supreme Court Rejects Trump Plea, Allows DACA to Continue

The refusal to review a federal judge’s order leaves protections in place for young immigrants.

Protesters hold banner that reads, "Take on hate. It's still happening. It's still wrong."

SCOTUS Lets Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Go Into Effect

“This is how hate gets normalized.”

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SCOTUS Expands Definition of 'Bona Fide' Family Relationships Under Travel Ban

The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.

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SCOTUS Denies Industry Bid to Hear Case on Pollution Emission Limit Loophole

The case could have potentially put a loophole back in place that allows polluters to violate emission limits whenever their equipment malfunctioned.

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SCOTUS Approves Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

The highest court in the land makes an exception for people with “a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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SCOTUS Rules That Government Can't Censor Offensive Trademarks

Even if they disparage an ethnicity or race.

Clarence Thomas Joins SCOTUS Libs, Strikes Down Racist Gerrymandering

The court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

After Changing the Rules of Engagement, Senate Republicans Vote Neil Gorsuch Onto the U.S. Supreme Court

Racial justice, women’s rights and LGBTQ organizations react to the confirmation of the 113th justice with alarm.

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READ: Kamala Harris on Why She Opposes Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Nomination

The California senator says: “He has repeatedly failed to show that he fully understands those important words—‘Equal Justice Under Law.’ For the highest court in the land, we should find someone who does.”

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SCOTUS Hears Case on the Use of Force in Law Enforcement

County of Los Angeles v. Mendez asks: Should officers be held liable when they cause a situation that leads to the use of force?

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WATCH: Day One of Senate Confirmation Hearing for SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch is President Trump’s nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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SCOTUS Says Racially Biased Testimony Sentenced Black Man to Death

The Supreme Court just ruled that Duane Buck should have another chance to argue for his life.

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SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Where He Stands on Civil Rights, Reproductive Justice, the Environment and More

Human Rights Campaign: “We cannot afford a justice who will roll back our rights, or who will be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s unconstitutional actions.”

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APIA Rockers The Slants Take Name Trademark Battle to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s decision on Lee v. Tam could impact the trademark battles of the Washington NFL team and other entities with names based on racist stereotypes.

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How Today's SCOTUS Hearing Will Impact Detained Undocumented Immigrants

Supreme Court justices’ decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez will determine if the government must provide immigrants facing deportation with bond hearings after six months of detention.