Some things can’t be hidden from public view.
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Justices have cleared the way for hundreds of Trump administration documents to be handed to a panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack. A law scholar explains what that means for executive privilege.
Did justices give oral arguments an icy reception?
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The court appears split over the future of vaccination mandates, with conservative justices skeptical of the Biden administration’s authority to enforce requirements.
Organizations can apply to have their flag temporarily replace the Boston city flag, shown on far right, in front of City Hall.
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Shurtleff v. Boston, a case argued before the Supreme Court on Jan. 18, raises important questions about free speech and religion in public spaces.
Will Justices give a green light to states to decide on abortion?
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Arguments in a case that could fundamentally alter a woman’s right to abortion were heard at the Supreme Court. Justices’ questions suggest that Roe v. Wade is on shaky ground.
Carson v. Makin comes on the heels of other SCOTUS cases about aid to students in religious schools.
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Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine about aid to students attending religious schools, goes to the Supreme Court on Dec. 8, 2021.
In 2013, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, with his brother Tamerlan, put bombs along the Boston Marathon route, killing and injuring many.
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Punishment for crimes allows a society to express its values, but a theorist of criminal law and punishment argues it could also reinforce prejudicial stereotypes about racial and ethnic groups.
This ruling could change the course of future firearm rights litigation.
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At issue is the right to carry handguns in public, not just keep them at home.
The Supreme Court has pushed back three challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
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Support for the Affordable Care Act is at an all-time high.
Student speech in public schools has less protection than speech by adults in the community at large.
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Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.
Polls show that some three-quarters of Republicans claim the election was rigged.
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When a decision is made and people don’t get the outcome they want, they often tend to see it as unfair. Here’s why.
President-elect Biden promises a new White House agenda and style.
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Scholars of race, foreign policy and the Supreme Court give their informed predictions of what to expect under a Biden administration.
Former House Speaker John Boehner holds a press conference June 25, 2012, after the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.
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Democrats are outraged at what they say is the hypocrisy of allowing a president to appoint a new Supreme Court justice near the end of his term. One of their biggest practical concerns is the ACA.
Sen. Kamala Harris speaks via video link during the second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
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Though critics claim Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination jeopardizes the high court’s legitimacy, research shows there are ways the judiciary can bolster its standing and weather controversial decisions.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in Oct. 12 for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Taking oath is an important tradition before assuming charge of a public office. It entails a commitment to the future. What is the history of oath-taking?
Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is one of relatively few women appointed to the federal judiciary by the current administration.
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Amy Coney Barrett may be a woman, but Trump’s other judicial appointments are 85% white and 76% male – the least diverse group of federal judges since Ronald Reagan.
The Supreme Court will face another challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is more likely to succeed with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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The Supreme Court will again consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act next month. But Trump’s record and a reading of his health executive order make it unlikely that he can offer a meaningful alternative to the ACA.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with reporters, July 30, 2020.
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How an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate and remake the federal judiciary from top to bottom.
Demonstrators outside the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 21 called on the Republican-controlled Senate not to confirm a new justice until the next president is in office.
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The Supreme Court doesn’t have to be so polarized. Many European countries make judicial appointments in a term-limited, intentionally depoliticized way to promote consensus and compromise.
An LGBTQ rights supporter sets up outside the Supreme Court.
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Both sides of the debate over religious freedoms and LGBTQ rights use the language of equality and opposition to discrimination. It will be up to the courts to decide whose claim is stronger.
A Bible class at a public high school in Georgia,
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At least six states have permitted the study of the Bible in classrooms, which could reignite a 19th-century debate that split US Protestants into liberal and conservative camps.