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Nation Dec 18Federal appeals court rules Obamacare ‘individual mandate’ is unconstitutional
A federal appeals court says the “individual mandate" of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review.
Nation Dec 13Supreme Court to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records
The Supreme Court says it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private. The justices' decision Friday to hear cases involving demands for records from Trump's banks and accounting firm means the court…
Health Dec 09Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place
In Kentucky, doctors must describe the ultrasound in detail while the pregnant woman listens to the fetal heartbeat. Women can avert their eyes and cover their ears to avoid hearing the description or the fetal heartbeat.
Nation Nov 25Justices reject bid for new trial for Adnan Syed from ‘Serial’ podcast case
Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of killing 17-year-old Hae Min Lee and burying her body in a Baltimore park.
Politics Nov 18Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump financial records
Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records.
Nation Nov 12Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA
The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and allows them to work in the United States legally.
Nation Nov 10Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants
The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration's plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.
Nation Oct 23Ruth Bader Ginsburg to receive $1 million Berggruen Prize
The award honors Ginsburg for her pioneering legal work for gender equality and her support for the rule of law.
Politics Oct 11Appeals court rules House should be given Trump’s financial documents
The list of documents makes no mention of Trump's tax returns, which are the subject of separate legal disputes.
Nation Oct 08Supreme Court hears cases on LGBT people’s rights
The cases Tuesday are the court's first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and replacement by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.