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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…
Economy Apr 27Supreme Court rules insurers can collect $12 billion under health care law
The Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.
Politics Apr 23Supreme Court rejects EPA’s narrow view of Clean Water Act
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they send dirty water on an indirect route.
Nation Apr 20U.S. Supreme Court rules criminal juries must be unanimous to convict
The outcome will affect defendants who are still appealing their convictions.