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Immigrant detainees fighting for bond hearings face uphill high court battle

The government’s indefinite detention of immigrants waiting for deportation divided the Supreme Court during Tuesday’s argument session as the justices squabbled over how to apply their precedents to the case without creating chaos for the lower courts. ... Read more»

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Supreme Court leaves country in limbo over federal vaccine mandates

Businesses all but assured that the Supreme Court would issue guidelines on the new federal vaccine-or-test mandate set to take effect Monday got only crickets, creating national confusion about policy that prompted the justices to hold a special session last week. ... 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»

Legal experts warn Supreme Court action on Texas abortion law could lead to limited constitutional rights

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing Texas’ abortion law to remain intact creates a roadmap for states that may seek to limit other constitutionally protected rights, legal experts warn.... Read more»

Protesters take sides, as Supreme Court takes up Texas abortion law

The future of abortion rights was not strictly the issue before the Supreme Court when it took up Texas’ strict abortion law Monday, but that was not evident from the scores of protesters who gathered outside the court. ... Read more»

Supreme Court rulings always include white male perspective, often exclude other viewpoints

Progress has been made in diversifying the Supreme Court - only white males served for more than 175 years, and the court now includes three female, one Black and one Latina justice - yet despite the increased diversity, the court’s voting rules often exclude minority viewpoints.... Read more»

Supreme Court set hearing on Texas abortion ban, leaving law in place for now

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear two cases challenging the near-total ban on abortions in Texas, will not block the ban while considering the case - and could take more action as soon as Friday afternoon. ... Read more»

U.S. Supreme Court hands victories to religious employers in health care, employment

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with a “birth control mandate” in the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era law that requires employer-provided insurance plans to cover contraceptives.... Read more»1

Supreme Court upholds DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Trump administration violated the law when it ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that give work permits to about 644,000 people and protects them from deportation—including about 35,000 people in Arizona alone. ... Read more»1

Supreme Court clarifies police power in traffic stops

The Supreme Court on Monday held it does not violate the Fourth Amendment for a police officer to pull over a car because it is registered to a person with a revoked license, so long as the officer does not have reason to believe someone other than the owner is driving the car. ... Read more»

Supreme Court allows 'Remain in Mexico' to continue pending appeal request

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the Trump administration could continue the so-called "Migrant Protection Protocols" and return asylum-seekers to Mexico while the legal fight over the policy winds through the court system. ... Read more»

Supreme Court blocks family's lawsuit in cross-border shooting of Mexican teen

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the family of a Mexican boy, shot and killed in 2010 by a Border Patrol agent in Texas, does not have the right to file suit in U.S. courts. The decision likely dooms a similar lawsuit filed in Arizona by the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was shot and killed that same year in Nogales, Sonora.... Read more»

Justices concede likely impact of DACA ruling, still question program

The Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the push to end the DACA program, with some justices suggesting that the Trump administration’s justification for the move was flimsy and did not take into account its full impact. ... Read more»

Supreme Court reviews whether Border Patrol can be sued in shooting deaths of Mexican teens

Supreme Court justices appeared split Tuesday on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.... Read more»

Trump’s bogus ‘catch and release’ statistic

In arguing for border wall funding, President Trump claimed — without any evidence — that only 2 percent of those apprehended crossing the border and released pending immigration hearings appear in court. But administration officials put the figure at about 50 percent, while immigration experts say it is even higher.... Read more»

Supreme Court reverses case against officer in Tucson police shooting

The Supreme Court reversed a lower court Monday and said a University of Arizona police officer cannot be sued for shooting a woman who refused to drop a knife as she stood in her driveway.... Read more»

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