Critics worry a citizenship question will dissuade people from answering census takers in 2020.
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More than two dozen states and cities are suing over a controversial new citizenship question.
A law professor writes "the future of Roe v. Wade looks tenuous." That gives more power to the states -- including four that have passed "trigger laws" to outlaw abortion if Roe is overturned.
Beyond a physical inspection, what constitutes a search?
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A recent US Supreme Court ruling marks a new milestone in the debate over police power and privacy in the digital age.
A date with destiny: Donald Trump and Anthony Kennedy.
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In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?
A mock-up of banned Muslim travellers’ passport placed outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s pick for the US Supreme Court.
Donald Trump's pick for the highest court in America has Democrats furious, as well as some Republicans.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a polarizing figure — either partisan Republican or impartial jurist, depending on who you ask.
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Controversial judicial appointments and divisive court rulings are not the norm everywhere. Here's what the US could learn from Europe about ensuring ideological balance on the Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court.
Democrats won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, but Republican presidents have appointed a majority of the sitting justices. Is the court out of step with America?
In this April 28, 2015 file photo, demonstrators stand in front of a rainbow flag of the Supreme Court in Washington as the Supreme Court was set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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A legal scholar explains why Kennedy's opinions on same-sex relationship rest on fragile constitutional grounds.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
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Appointing judges to lifetime terms can be among a president’s longest lasting legacies. The overwhelming majority of Trump’s nominees are conservative, white and male.
Nevada unions have been successful in part because of their political engagement.
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While the Supreme Court's Janus ruling dealt a blow to organized labor, three lessons from Nevada's unions suggest things aren't as bleak as they appear.
Protesters awaiting the Supreme Court decision.
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The Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to post signs with information about family planning services.
Your phone knows where you’ve been.
People's most private information isn't on paper locked in desks anymore – it's online, stored on corporate servers. The Supreme Court now says some privacy protections cover that data.
Many observers had hoped that the court's decision on Gill v. Whitford would provide some clarity on whether gerrymandering is constitutional.
Studies suggest few women formally complain about sexual harassment in the workplace.
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
Arbitration trials don’t always result in equal justice.
The court narrowly ruled that employees who sign arbitration agreements can't bring class action suits over unpaid wages.
People line up to place bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
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With leagues lobbying for their share, a thriving illegal market that needs to be stifled, and bettors chomping at the bit, the headaches are just beginning.
The U.K., where sports gambling is legal, provides a good source of data for the likely impact in the U.S.
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Many states are pondering making gambling on sports legal after the US Supreme Court overturned a federal ban. But is the industry really worth as much as some say it is?
The justices have previously ruled that the government cannot compel people to speak its message or associate with ideas they do not hold.
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.
Members of the senior class of Russell County HIgh School in Kentucky recite the Lord’s Prayer, in defiance of a court ruling, during commencement exercises in 2006.
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As the Kentucky Senate considers a bill for school prayer, a scholar explains the violent history of prayer – and a time when Catholic students were sometimes whipped, beaten and worse for not participating.