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In this June 29, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supreme Court to hear case that may upset Roe v. Wade

Nadia Hernandez, Opinions Editor May 31, 2021

Women anxiously await the  Supreme Court ruling on a Texas abortion case next year due to the possibility of the case upsetting the Roe v. Wade precedent. The Supreme Court is set to hear a Texas abortion...

In this June 29, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Analysis: A simple ‘a’ led to major change in immigration law

Maddey Martin, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

On April 29, the Supreme Court made its final ruling in Niz-Chavez v. Garland. Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the kind of opinion lawyers eat up — one so technical it hinged on the word “A.”  Niz-Chavez...

In this June 29, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Progressives are calling for the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Breyer

Nadia Hernandez, Opinions Editor May 16, 2021

Progressives are encouraging Justice Stephen Breyer to resign in hopes that President Joe Biden will appoint the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. Breyer, 82, is known for his progressive rulings...

Jones v. Mississippi verdict ‘guts’ juvenile justice precedent

Jones v. Mississippi verdict ‘guts’ juvenile justice precedent

Maddey Martin, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

On April 22, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling in the world of juvenile justice. In Jones v. Mississippi, the court ruled 6-3 that judges or juries don’t need to prove that a juvenile offender...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, meets with Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Associated Press October 26, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump taps Chicago-based Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor September 28, 2020

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.  Barrett, 48, graduated with honors from Rhodes...

In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 2, 2020, to decide whether Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam can be deported without getting to make his asylum case to a federal judge.

Trump seeks Supreme Court approval to speed deportations

Associated Press March 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man slipped into the U.S from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar...

People rally outside the Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in the case of President Trump's decision to end the Obama-era, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the Supreme Court in Washington.

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Mark Sherman, Associated Press November 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants...

Michelle Lainez, 17, originally from El Salvador but now living in Gaithersburg, Md., speaks during a rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield nearly 700,000 immigrants from deportation, in a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.

Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

Associated Press November 10, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration's plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation. It's a case with strong political overtones...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Abortion rights, and protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics.

Abortion, immigrants, LGBT rights top Supreme Court’s new term

Mark Sherman, Associated Press October 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights as well as protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity...

In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington.

GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

Associated Press September 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate committee that hosted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings is ripping The New York Times for publishing "unsubstantiated" allegations. Iowa...

You be the judge: You don’t know who they are, you don’t know what they do, but you hire them

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2018

The focus in midterm elections is often on national trends, and congressional and state races. But way down the ballot are elect- ed officials who have a surprising amount of power, but who few voters...

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