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Nation Jun 15SCOTUS rules LGBTQ people protected from job discrimination
The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.
Politics May 20Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material
The Supreme Court is temporarily preventing the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Nation May 12LISTEN: Supreme Court divided over Trump tax, bank records
The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared likely to reject President Donald Trump's claim that he is immune from criminal investigation while in office.
Nation May 06Justices appear wary of ‘Obamacare’ birth control coverage changes
The Supreme Court seems concerned about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.
Nation May 05Justice Ginsburg in hospital with infection, Supreme Court says
The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with an infection caused by a gallstone, but has no plans to miss the court's arguments by telephone.
Politics May 05Justices wary of making AIDS funding abroad conditional on anti-prostitution pledges
The Supreme Court's second day of arguments by phone was devoted to a new version of a case it decided seven years ago involving federal money to fight AIDS around the world.
Nation May 03LISTEN: Supreme Court hears arguments by phone
The Supreme Court has wrapped up its fourth day of historic arguments over the phone because of the cornorvirus pandemic.
Politics Apr 28Supreme Court holding arguments by phone, creating a unique set of challenges
Because of the coronavirus pandemic the Supreme Court is holding arguments by phone for the first time in its 230-year history.
Politics Apr 28Appeals court seems to favor House in McGahn subpoena fight
The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., seems inclined to revive a demand from the House of Representatives that former White House counsel Don McGahn show up for testimony linked to the Mueller investigation.
Nation Apr 27Supreme Court tosses New York case that could have expanded gun rights
The anti-climactic end to the Supreme Court case is a disappointment to gun rights advocates who thought a conservative Supreme Court majority might use the case to expand on landmark decisions from a decade ago…