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Politics Feb 21Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, not more broadly.
Nation Jan 12Can states force online retailers to collect state sales tax? Supreme Court to take up case
A total of 36 states and the District of Columbia had asked the high court take up the issue.
Nation Jan 07Told their treehouse must go, owners appeal to Supreme Court
Local authorities are fighting a Florida couple who constructed a treehouse on their property overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. But unless the Supreme Court intervenes, the treehouse must be torn down.
Politics Jan 01Judiciary will review sexual misconduct policies
“Events in recent months have illuminated the depth of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, and events in the past few weeks have made clear that the judicial branch is not immune,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in…
Nation Dec 16Lawsuit says two immigrant teens in U.S. custody can’t get abortions
President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday.
Politics Dec 05ACLU disputes suggestion of wrongdoing in abortion case
The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing back against a claim by the Trump administration that ACLU attorneys acted improperly while helping an immigrant teenager held in federal custody obtain an abortion.
Nation Dec 04Supreme Court takes up sports betting case
The Supreme Court is taking up a case that could make sports betting widely available.
Nation Nov 03Government says teen’s lawyers misled them in abortion case
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday accused lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of misleading the administration in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who sought and obtained an abortion following a lawsuit.
Nation Oct 24Federal court clears way for immigrant teen to get abortion
The ruling Tuesday by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overruled a decision by a three-judge panel of the court that at least temporarily blocked the teen from having the procedure.
Nation Oct 20LISTEN: Appeals court temporarily blocks immigrant teen’s abortion access
A federal appeals court in D.C. has blocked an undocumented immigrant girl from getting an abortion for now. Hear the courtroom arguments, which took place earlier Friday.