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Health Jul 17Court backs Trump expansion of short-term health plans
A divided federal appeals court has upheld the Trump administration's expansion of cheaper short-term health insurance plans as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act's costlier comprehensive insurance.
Nation Jul 10Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual Supreme Court term
The Supreme Court's most unusual term featured victories for undocumented immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas' baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the court's traditional way of doing…
Politics Jul 09Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump taxes
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor's demand for President Donald Trump's tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump.
Politics Jul 08Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records Thursday
The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump's taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private.
Politics Jul 02Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material
The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation through the November election.
Nation Jun 30Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling
Montana's highest court had struck down the tax credit as a violation of the state constitution's ban on state aid to religious schools.
Nation Jun 29Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics.
Nation Jun 25Justices boost Trump administration’s power in asylum cases
The Supreme Court on Thursday strengthened the Trump administration's ability to deport people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge.
Politics Jun 15Justices revive permit for pipeline under Appalachian Trail
The Supreme Court is siding with energy companies and the Trump administration in paving the way for a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail.
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.