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Nation Jun 28Supreme Court leans left in term unsettled by Scalia’s death
Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death transformed the Supreme Court's term, shifted power to its liberal wing and started a transition that will be greatly affected by who wins the presidency.
Nation Jun 27Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.
Nation Jun 26SCOTUS to rule Monday on Texas abortion case
It’s expected to be the justices’ final meeting before they disperse on their summer breaks.
Nation Jun 23Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court
A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
Nation Jun 23Supreme Court upholds Texas affirmative action program
The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote.
Nation Jun 06Justices to review claims from Texas death row inmates
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.
Nation Jun 04Trump’s personal attacks on judge spark GOP concerns
Trump's remarks on the federal judge who's hearing a Trump University lawsuit have legal experts worrying about his commitment to an independent judiciary and his views on presidential powers.
Nation May 23Supreme Court throws out death sentence handed to black man from all-white jury
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out a death sentence handed to a black man in Georgia because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a white woman.
Nation May 17Supreme Court, down by one, finds it can be hard to decide
WASHINGTON -- The eight Supreme Court justices say they'll take care of business until a new ninth justice joins them. Their actions say otherwise.
Nation May 16Supreme Court avoids major ruling in birth control dispute
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court failed to resolve a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control on Monday, the latest indication of the shorthanded court's struggle to find a majority for important cases taken up…