Supreme Court

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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. 

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Colin Kaepernick Calls Justice Bader Ginsburg's Criticism of National Anthem Protest 'Disappointing'

Kaepernick: "It is disappointing to hear a Supreme Court justice call a protest against injustices and oppression 'stupid, dumb.'"

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Supreme Court Says No to North Carolina's Racist Voting Law

An appeals court ruled last month that the law “target[ed] African Americans with almost surgical precision.”

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SCOTUS Nominee Breaks Record for Longest Confirmation Wait

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland 125 days ago.

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Activists in 3 Cities Block ICE Office Entrances, Roads to Protest Deportations

Representing a coalition of immigration reform and anti-deportation groups across the country, the activists took to the streets in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's split United States v. Texas decision.

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More Shattered Families

The Supreme Court's non-decision on immigration means that, for now, states can refuse to expand DACA and start DAPA. How do we get over this stunning setback? 

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Supreme Court Hands Down Major Win for Abortion Access

The decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt is the biggest legal win for the reproductive rights movement since the procedure was legalized in 1973.

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On Race and Education: What Today's Affirmative Action Decision Really Means

Victor Goode breaks down the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—and how it will impact students of color across the country.

SCOTUS Issues Opinions on Immigration, Tribal Court Jurisdiction and Affirmative Action

Here is everything you need to know about the Court's latest rulings.

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Evokes Baldwin, Coates in Blistering Dissent on Illegal Stops

"We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are 'isolated.' They are the canaries in the coal mine whose deaths, civil and literal, warn us that no one can breathe in this atmosphere."