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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»

In a 6-3 ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court divided along ideological lines and said Maine violated the U.S. Constitution by stopping taxpayer money from funding religious schools within its tuition assistance program. Read more»

U.S. Senate Democrats pledged a new vote codifying the right to an abortion after publication of a draft court ruling that showed the Supreme Court on track to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Read more»

The citizens of this nation are about to lose a constitutional right. Read more»

President Joe Biden's pledge to a appoint an black woman on the supreme court is hardly a new kind of promise.

Republicans have criticized Biden for pledging to nominate an African-American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. They should read what former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump said about women they appointed. Read more»

Mitch McConnell infamously blocked former President Barack Obama from naming a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia after the conservative stalwart died nine months before the 2016 election. Four years later, upon the death of the liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just over a month out from the 2020 election, McConnell sped through the confirmation of Barrett.

A commission set up by President Joe Biden to study how the U.S. Supreme Court can be improved voted unanimously Tuesday to submit the extensive research it has conducted, but the few recommendations contained in the report leave little indication on next steps. Read more»

Baltimore County prepares doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for front-line health workers and first responders.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Monday afternoon refused to grant relief to workers at a Boston-based hospital in the latest challenge to COVID-19 vaccine mandates to come across the high court’s shadow docket. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to Mississippi’s strict anti-abortion law in December and the outcome could affect abortion access in Arizona and across the country.

The abortion case that will be heard by the Supreme Court on Dec. 1, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, could spur a cascade of legal changes across two dozen states if justices back the restrictive Mississippi law — and potentially dismantle Roe v Wade. Read more»

The Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, expected by mid-2022, could declare a New York state restriction on carrying concealed handguns in public places unconstitutional - which could loosen gun regulations in many parts of the country. Read more»

The first challenge to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to come before the nation’s highest court has been defeated after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to block Indiana University’s requirement that all students and staff get vaccinated before coming back to campus this fall. Read more»

The case comes eight years after the Supreme Court largely gutted other requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act with a 5-4 ruling in Shelby Co. v. Holder.

Eight years after the Supreme Court struck down key elements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it broke on party lines with a split 6-3 vote to uphold Arizona election laws said to be racially discriminatory and to weaken the voting power of minorities. Read more» 1

Native Americans are keeping close watch as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to keep, or toss, the Affordable Care Act. The law included permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and Native leaders worry it could be wiped out.

Native American leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Read more»

President Donald Trump announcing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court in a Sept. 26 Rose Garden ceremony, where several of the hundreds of attendees are believed to have contracted COVID-19. Barrett, whose confirmation was rushed through the Senate, was sworn in Monday at a White House event that Trump said would be smaller than the nomination announcement.

Arizona senators split along party lines after rushed vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday. Read more»

Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally, left, was full of praise for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in a meeting Wednesday in the Capitol, calling Barrett a 'gift to America.' A Senate committee is scheduled to vote on Barrett's nomination Thursday and the full Senate could confirm her next week, just six weeks after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, calling Barrett “a gift to America” during a brief meeting Wednesday. Read more»