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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 […]

Photo by Robert Mooney/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court justices met Thursday for the first time since the bombshell leak of a draft opinion showing the Court’s conservative majority is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. The private conference is for the justices only, no staff or aides are allowed in the room. The meeting […]

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, […]

Joseph Sohm/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With a leaked draft opinion revealing this week that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn nearly 50 years of abortion rights precedent, Democrats and activists are sounding alarms that other rights not explicitly listed in the Constitution — but long-considered protected as implied rights of privacy — could […]

Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Amid reports of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that majorities of Americans support upholding Roe, say abortion should be legal in all or most cases and — by a wide margin — see abortion as a […]

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 […]

Walter Bibikow/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could have major implications for President Joe Biden’s approach to immigration enforcement at the border, with the justices deciding the legality of a Trump-era policy known as “Remain in Mexico.” Officially termed the “Migrant Protection Protocols” — […]

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 […]

FBI via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court reinstated the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who attacked the Boston Marathon in 2013, in a decision announced Friday. It was a 6-3 decision, with the opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas. Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev committed heinous crimes. […]