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Politics Apr 02Supreme Court says officer in Arizona police shooting case is immune from being sued
The Supreme Court sided with an Arizona police officer who shot a knife-wielding woman four times. But Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent that the court's decision "sends an alarming signal to law enforcement officers and the public."…
Nation Mar 31Court rules that government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion
A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.
Nation Feb 28MAGA hat, #MeToo pin? Supreme Court weighs Minnesota’s voter clothing law
Most states have laws restricting what voters can wear to the polls, but Minnesota's is one of the broadest.
Nation Feb 27Supreme Court says detained immigrants not entitled to bond hearing
The case is a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrants who've spent long periods in custody. The group includes some people facing deportation because they've committed a crime and others who arrived at the border seeking asylum.
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.