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Grant Faint/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority Monday struck down a 20-year-old campaign finance limit aimed at curbing corruption in politics, delivering a win to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who had challenged the federal law. Chief Justice John Roberts, in an opinion joined by the five other conservative justices, said that caps […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The extraordinary leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade has triggered an equally extraordinary whodunnit focused on a small universe of court employees who have regular access to the institution’s most sensitive and confidential documents. “I think the most likely explanation is that it’s an insider, […]

Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — An apparent draft Supreme Court opinion obtained by Politico shows the panel’s conservative majority of justices is ready to overturn nearly 50 years of established abortion rights precedent since Roe v. Wade. The document, which Politico said it obtained from a “person familiar with the court’s proceedings,” is marked “first draft” […]

Grant Faint/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the city of Boston violated the First Amendment when it denied a civic group from flying the Christian Flag from city hall flagpoles to mark Constitution Day. The group — Camp Constitution — had argued that the third of three flagpoles in […]

Grant Faint/Getty Images (BREMERTON, Washington) — A coach’s personal act of prayer that grew into a public spectacle after Bremerton High School football games is now a major test of the First Amendment in a case Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court. The coach, Joe Kennedy, who was suspended by the school in 2015 over […]

Walter Bibikow/Getty Images (BREMERTON, Wash.) — A coach’s personal act of prayer that grew into a public spectacle after Bremerton High School football games is now a major test of the First Amendment in a case this month before the U.S. Supreme Court. The coach, Joe Kennedy, who was suspended by the school in 2015 […]

Phil Roeder/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration on Tuesday warned the U.S. Supreme Court that “survival of the nation is at stake” in a dispute with the state of Texas over a federal law meant to protect military service members from job discrimination after completing a tour of duty. The case involves a former […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson never uttered the word ’empathy’ in nearly 19 hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, but she effectively made clear it’s a hallmark of her style and an asset to judicial credibility. “My professional experiences, including my work as a public defender […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Justice Clarence Thomas was discharged from Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington on Friday, one week after being admitted for treatment of an infection, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. No further information has been provided on his diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis. Thomas’ chambers has also not responded to requests for comment […]

Catherine McQueen/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, in an 8-1 decision, has endorsed a pastor’s audible prayer and laying of hands on an inmate at the moment of his execution, siding with a Texas death-row prisoner who challenged the state’s ban on the practice during lethal injection. Chief Justice John Roberts […]