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Health Jun 26Trump administration urges end to ACA as pandemic surges
As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
Politics Jun 18Supreme Court rejects Trump administration’s move to end DACA protections for nearly 700,000 young immigrants
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants.
Nation May 30Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services
A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Politics May 13Justices fear ‘chaos’ if electors can’t be required to back states’ popular vote winner
The justices heard arguments on an unusual voting issue that could have important consequences for the 2020 presidential election in an era of intense political polarization.
Nation Apr 01WATCH: As New York death toll doubles, Cuomo ponders ‘how does it end?’
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets…
Nation Mar 02Supreme Court to decide fate of the Affordable Care Act
The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic states of a lower-court ruling that declared part of the statute unconstitutional and cast a cloud over the rest.
Nation Feb 25Supreme Court rules parents of slain Mexican teenager cannot sue border agent
The court's five conservative justices held that the parents could not use American courts to sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010.
Politics Jan 27Supreme Court order allows Trump’s new green card rule to take effect
The new policy can be used to deny green cards to immigrants over their use of public benefits including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers, as well as other factors.
Politics Jan 17High court to consider whether electors must support state’s popular vote winner
Under the Constitution, the country elects the president indirectly, with voters choosing people who actually cast an Electoral College ballot for president.
Politics Jan 17Court to look anew at birth control rules in health care law
The justices agreed Friday to yet another case stemming from President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, this time about cost-free birth control.