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Since Biden’s highly anticipated August announcement, legal challenges have tried to put the kibosh on the program.

President Joe Biden brought another emergency application to the Supreme Court, fighting to unpack lower court roadblocks that are standing in the way of his student loan forgiveness plan.  Read more»

Among numerous legal challenges, Biden has faced suits to stop his plan from taxpayers in Wisconsin and a group of student loan borrowers.

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to take up a legal battle between red states and President Joe Biden over debt forgiveness for student loan borrowers - keeping the program on pause - and will instead hear a full briefing on the case in February.  Read more»

Biden instructed ICE officers to prioritize certain noncitizens for detainment and removal based on the threat they could pose to public safety.

The Supreme Court heard over two hours of arguments Tuesday but appeared no closer to deciding if the Biden administration had the authority to impose guidelines prioritizing public safety when it deports noncitizens.  Read more»

Forty-eight immigrant and civil rights groups came together to accuse the states of discrimination in their opposition to policies around noncitizens within their borders.

Red states are once again taking their fight over President Joe Biden’s border policies to the Supreme Court, with a case next week challenging the Biden administration’s new guidelines that Republican-led states claim negates Congress’ Immigration and Nationality Act directive.  Read more»

Trump has been attempting to block lawmakers’ access to his taxes since the start of his single term in office.

The Supreme Court declined to shield former President Donald Trump’s tax returns from a congressional subpoena - a battle that began in 2019 when the Ways and Means Committee first requested six years of Trump’s personal and business filings. Read more»

Since Biden’s highly anticipated August announcement, legal challenges have tried to put the kibosh on the program.

President Joe Biden asked the Supreme Court on Friday to put his student loan forgiveness program into action by overruling an injunction from the Eighth Circuit.  Read more»

Murray Hooper was executed by lethal injection on Nov. 16, 2022, for his convictions in the 1980 killings of Pat Redmond and his mother-in-law, Helen Phelps, in Phoenix.

A man who maintained his innocence for a 1980 double murder was put to death in Arizona on Wednesday afternoon after the U.S. Supreme Court denied him a stay of execution that morning while concluding the state erred in hiding exculpatory evidence. Read more»

Chair of Arizona’s Republican Party Kelli Ward.

The Supreme Court removed its temporary guard that was preventing members of Congress investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection from collecting the phone records of fake Arizona electors and chair of the Arizona Republican Party Kelli Ward Kelli Ward and her husband, Michael Ward. Read more»

HHS Assistant Secretary January Contreras talks about the importance of 'coming together to work for children' after the Pascua Yaqui and Arizona Department of Child Safety agreed to keep working together in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision that could end federal standards for the states' treatment of Native American children.

The Indian Child Welfare Act - a decades-old law governing the adoption of Native American children passed in response to the systematic separation of children from tribes - is on thin ice after scrutiny by the Supreme Court. Read more»

Two Republican-led states and three non-Indian couples claim that civil rights forbid giving Native Americans preference over white families in adoptions.

In a case that could upend tribal sovereignty, the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, which gives Native American families preference in adoptions involving Indian children. Read more»

In 2003 the Navajo Nation sued the government, claiming that failing to assert their water rights over the mainstream violated its trust obligations to the tribe and the National Environmental Policy Act.

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into its second battle over water rights of the term - this time involving the Navajo Nation and a lawsuit against the Biden administration and three states over the right to access water from the Colorado River. Read more»

A video of former President Donald Trump speaking is displayed as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington on June 13, 2022. (

The House Jan. 6 committee urged the Supreme Court on Friday to stay out of a probe into fake electors and chair of the Arizona Republican Party Kelli Ward and her husband, Michael, who falsely claimed that Donald Trump won the state in the 2020 election. Read more»

Chair of Arizona’s Republican Party Kelli Ward.

Kelli Ward, chair of Arizona’s Republican Party, and Ward's husband, Michael - two of the 84 fake electors who falsely claimed that Donald Trump won their states in the 2020 election - managed to block a subpoena stemming from the Jan. 6 insurrection probe. Read more»

In August, Biden announced he would fulfill a key campaign promise by forgiving up to $20,000 of student loan debt for certain borrowers.

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett rejected an attempt to temporarily block President Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan, denying the application without asking for any additional briefing from the Biden administration or referring the case to the full court. Read more»

Biden plans to forgive up to $20,000 for certain borrowers, using the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 as justification.

A conservative law firm appealed to the Supreme Court to halt President Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan, arguing the plan falls under the major questions doctrine, which set the stage for the court's controversial ruling last term curbing the regulatory authority of the EPA. Read more»

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