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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.
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.