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Supreme Court delays oral arguments, Trump tax case was set for this month

March 16, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court said Monday that it will delay oral arguments in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Supreme Court allows Trump to return immigrants to Mexico while they await asylum

March 12, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the Trump administration can continue its practice of returning asylum-seekers to Mexico along the entire southern border while immigration authorities process their claims.
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In rare rebuke, Chief Justice Roberts slams Schumer for 'threatening' comments

March 5, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
Chief Justice John Roberts publicly chastised Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday over comments Schumer made outside the Supreme Court as the justices were hearing a case on abortion rights.
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Supreme Court won't touch bump stock ban

March 3, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal challenging a federal ban on rifle attachments known as bump stocks that went into effect a year ago.
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Supreme Court will take up challenge to Obamacare's individual mandate

March 2, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court said Monday that it will take up a legal challenge to Obamacare, agreeing to hear the case in its new term that begins in October. That means the program will continue for at least another year.
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Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can't sue Border Patrol agent who killed their son

February 26, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the parents of a 15-year-old boy cannot sue the federal agent who fatally shot him by firing across the border separating the United States and Mexico — a case that inflamed tensions over border security.
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Supreme Court to decide whether faith-based foster-care agencies can reject same-sex couples

February 24, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court said Monday it will take up a dispute between the city of Philadelphia and a Catholic charity over the suitability of same-sex parents to provide foster care. The issue is when enforcement of laws against discrimination goes too far, violating religious freedom.
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Senate and John Roberts face possibility of epic tie on witnesses

January 31, 2020
, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
Ahead of a tight vote on whether to hear new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the Senate is preparing for the possibility that this crucial roll call has an asterisk in the history books: It ends in a tie. And it's a scenario that would suddenly put a spotlight on Chief Justice John Roberts.
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In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who may need government aid

January 28, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court issued an order Monday allowing the Trump administration to begin enforcing new limits on immigrants who are considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs.
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