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Politics Jun 25Supreme Court justices rule for Texas redistricting plans
The Supreme Court is upholding Texas' use of electoral districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.
Nation Jun 22Supreme Court justices adopt new privacy rules for cellphone tracking
The justices' 5-4 decision Friday is a big change from the old days when authorities could go to the phone company and obtain information about the numbers dialed from a home telephone without presenting a warrant.
Politics Jun 18Supreme Court justices sidestep a definitive ruling in two redistricting cases
The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.
Politics Jun 11Supreme Court allows Ohio ‘voter purge’
The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.
Politics Jun 08Justice Department takes aim at heart of health law
The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Politics Jun 04Supreme Court narrowly sides with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake
The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court is not deciding the big issue in the case, whether a business can invoke religious objections to…
Politics May 29Supreme Court justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions
The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state.
Politics May 21A divided Supreme Court upholds forced arbitration agreements, a win for businesses
The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.
Politics May 15Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling
There is a direct link between the court's decision in the sports betting case and the administration's effort to punish local governments that resist Trump's immigration enforcement policies, several legal commentators said.
Politics May 14Supreme Court says lawyer cannot override client’s wish to maintain innocence
"Even when a criminal defendant is assisted by counsel, some decisions are reserved for the client," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in a summary of her opinion. The Louisiana death row inmate at the heart of the decision will be…