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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn into U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn into the Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon, becoming the first Black woman to join the high court’s bench. ... Read more»

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State funds for students at religious schools? Supreme Court says 'yes' in Maine case – but consequences could go beyond

The Supreme Court ruling Carson v. Makin continues a trend of allowing more public support to students in faith-based schools - and opponents fear this could establish a precedent of requiring taxpayer dollars to fund religious teachings.... Read more»

Jackson wins 3 GOP votes as U.S. Senate advances her Supreme Court nomination

The U.S. Senate advanced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic Supreme Court nomination in a 53-47 procedural vote Monday evening, hours after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked along party lines.... Read more»

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»

Biden cites 40-day timeline for Supreme Court confirmation

The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dick Durbin, and the panel's top Republican, Chuck Grassley, met with the president Tuesday afternoon to discuss a 40-day confirmation timeline for a new Supreme Court pick.... Read more»

Biden vows to nominate first Black woman to Supreme Court by end of February

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announced his retirement Thursday - and President Biden said he will make his decision by the end of February - recommitted to nominating the first Black female justice, fulfilling a promise he made repeatedly while campaigning.... Read more»

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»

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»

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»

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»

Supreme Court refuses to block vaccine mandate for Massachusetts hospital workers

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»

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»

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»

High court quashes challenge from states including Arizona, to Affordable Care Act

Backing the law still cheekily called Obamacare for the third time, the Supreme Court saw its conservative justices sharply divided in a 7-2 decision on whether Texas, Arizona, and other Republican state challengers, have standing without the individual mandate.... Read more»

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