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U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion

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»

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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»

Supreme Court appears wary of Biden's COVID vaccine-or-test employer mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared unconvinced Friday of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-test mandate on private businesses, casting doubt on a key piece of the White House COVID-19 response.... Read more»

Roberts guiding the needle as GOP justices push to unravel Roe

In the most consequential abortion case to come across the high court’s docket in decades, Chief Justice John Roberts stood alone as he tried to convince his colleagues to chip away at the constitutional right to abortion without burning the whole thing to the ground. ... Read more»

Hundreds rally as U.S. Supreme Court considers new limits on abortions

The Supreme Court is weighing potentially sweeping changes to the right to an abortion, after two hours of arguments Wednesday morning on a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. ... Read more»

Supreme Court leans toward expanding gun rights

New York gun restrictions on who can qualify to get a concealed-carry license drew sharp questions Wednesday at Supreme Court oral arguments, suggesting similar laws across the country could soon find themselves in a cascade of dominoes. ... Read more»

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First major 2nd Amendment case before the Supreme Court in over a decade could topple gun restrictions

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»

Supreme Court strikes down COVID eviction halt; Az rent aid still slow to be provided

In a 6-3 order, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration's order extending a federal halt on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, writing that the CDC exceeded its authority by blocking the enforcement of evictions orders.... Read more»

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Supreme Court blunts voting rights in Arizona – and potentially nationwide – in controversial ruling

Arizona may keep two voting laws that Republicans say protect election integrity and Democrats believe will make it harder for some residents to cast ballots, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read more»

Arizona voter-suppression laws survive U.S. Supreme Court appeal

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

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Supreme Court weighs voting rights in a pivotal Arizona case

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon in a case that considers two Arizona so-called “election integrity” laws that place limits on how and when Arizonans can vote, and one which analysts see as one of the most important voting rights cases in a decade. ... Read more»

Judge tells lawmakers Arizona federal courts are overloaded, overworked

A bipartisan group of lawmakers held a meeting of a House Judiciary subcommittee with oversight on the U.S. courts to consider the excessive caseloads that plague judges across the United States, particularly in the Ninth Circuit. The hearing came three years after the Judicial Conference recommended to Congress that at least five new judgeships be created for the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.... Read more»

Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court

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

McSally votes to bar DOJ from supporting ACA repeal lawsuit

Martha McSally joined several other vulnerable Republican senators in voting with Democrats to bar the Department of Justice from supporting a lawsuit the Supreme Court will take up in November that aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act.... Read more»

Young immigrants in New York file new challenge to protect DACA

A group of immigrants in New York have asked a federal judge to invalidate a July 28 memo that restricts DACA, and force the government to again process first-time applications, advance parole requests, and renewals under the terms of the original immigrant protection program.... Read more»

Trump administration again moves to dismantle DACA

The Trump administration moved to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which currently protects about 644,000 'Dreamers' from deportation, in a move that flouts a federal court order that required new applications to be accepted. ... Read more»

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