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Supreme Court shuts down Arizona death row inmates fighting attorney errors

The Supreme Court ruled against two Arizona men on death row, stating that federal courts, when considering ineffective-assistance claims, cannot consider evidence beyond what the inmates presented when they first brought their challenges in state courts.... Read more»0

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Supreme Court leak indicates justices will overturn Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority will overturn the landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade according to a leaked draft of the majority opinion, which Politico released Monday night. ... Read more»0

Biden lays out his authority to end 'Remain-in-Mexico' policy

Red states challenging the president’s authority over immigration policy made little headway at the Supreme Court in nearly two hours of oral arguments Tuesday on the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols. ... Read more»0

Will remain-in-Mexico policy remain under Biden? Supreme Court to decide

Next Tuesday, in a contentious battle that could have big implications for administrative law, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over the Migrant Protection Protocols — better known as Remain in Mexico - aimed at preventing an influx of migrants.... Read more»0

Veteran benefits tangle leaves Supreme Court justices on a tightrope

A 45-year-old fight for disability benefits landed on the Supreme Court steps Tuesday as a veteran asked the justices to enforce a safety-valve provision to save what he says was a wrongly denied claim. ... Read more»0

Revival of Trump water rule brings fierce critique from Roberts and minority

Chief Justice Roberts joined the Supreme Court’s liberal wing in a dissent criticizing the court reinstating a Trump administration policy that shores up energy projects capable of polluting waterways - as well as the majority’s use of the emergency docket. ... Read more»0

Graham says quiet part aloud with warning to Dems on future Supreme Court picks

Digging an even deeper partisan hole for the Supreme Court appointment process, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would not have received a hearing if Republicans controlled the Judiciary Committee. ... Read more»0

Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

President Joe Biden nominated D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Friday to fill the vacancy that will be created with Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement at the end of the term. ... Read more»0

High court headwinds ruffle red states fighting to revive immigration deterrent

No one was safe from the ire of the justices during oral arguments on Wednesday morning as they peppered Republican-led states and the Biden administration over the rescission of a controversial Trump-era immigration rule and the ensuing challenge to revive it. ... Read more»0

Supreme Court takes up bid by Biden to end remain-in-Mexico policy

President Joe Biden persuaded the Supreme Court to consider his move to unravel a federal policy launched in January 2019 with the Trump administration that forces people seeking U.S. asylum to wait out their determinations in Mexico. ... Read more»0

Supreme Court pre-empting appeals process to hear cases

The Supreme Court refused to take a single case during a between 2004 and 2018 before lower courts ruled on them. The justice have agreed to hear 14 since Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court in 2019.... Read more»0

Frontrunners emerge to replace Supreme Court Justice Breyer

President Joe Biden will get a shot at a coveted executive duty - appointing a Supreme Court justice after Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would be stepping down from the bench - and his choice could be historic if he nominates the court’s first Black female justice. ... Read more»0

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Justice Stephen Breyer will be retiring from the Supreme Court at the end of the term, according to Wednesday morning reporting from NBC. ... Read more»0

Supreme Court shoots down Trump request to keep Jan. 6 records secret

The Supreme Court on Wednesday night denied a last-ditch attempt from former President Donald Trump as he sought to keep his White House records out of the hands of the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. ... Read more»0

Biden to provide 400 million N95 masks to Americans

As the Omicron variant surges and hospitals are pushed to capacity, the Biden administration announced a new program Wednesday to give 400 million nonsurgical N95 masks to Americans free of charge to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more»0

Supreme Court blocks federal mandate for private workers to vaccinate or test

The Supreme Court gutted the Biden administration's pandemic-response strategy Thursday in a split decision - granting a stay of the vaccine-or-test mandate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration - that puts a vaccine-or-test mandate for large businesses on ice. ... Read more»0

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