The Biden administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate the president’s student debt cancellation plan, according to a legal filing.
The survival of affirmative action in higher education appeared to be in serious trouble Monday at a conservative-dominated Supreme Court after hours of debate over vexing questions of race.
American Samoa is the only unincorporated territory of the United States where the inhabitants are not American citizens at birth.
The case involves California's Prop 12, which says that pork sold in the state needs to come from pigs whose mothers were raised with at least 24 square feet of space.
The Supreme Court says it won't take up two cases that involved challenges to a ban enacted during the Trump administration on bump stocks, the gun attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.
Monday is the first time new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the court’s first Black female justice, will participate in arguments. It's also the first time the public will be able to attend since March 2020.
Already the court has said it will decide cases on a range of major issues including affirmative action, voting rights and the rights of LGBTQ people.
The ceremony includes a reading of the proclamation appointing Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Jackson will also repeat the oath she took when she formally joined the court in June, following the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed in April on a 53-47 vote in the Senate, with three Republican senators joining all Democrats to support her.
Retired Justice Stephen Breyer, speaking with CNN anchor Chris Wallace, said he doesn't believe the person who leaked a draft court opinion on abortion rights has been identified.
Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state halted the scheduled execution of Alan Miller after they determined they could not get the lethal injection underway before a midnight deadline.
Florida and major social-media companies could be poised for a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The piece was part of a collection of about 75 items of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s that were sold to benefit charity.
Court battles over the ruling come as the Biden administration and police struggle to stop a rise in violent crime and mass shootings, including several deadly shootings involving individuals who bought their guns legally.
Four new members have joined the Supreme Court court in the last five years, bringing down the average age of the high court’s members. Three justices are in their 60s and the remaining justices are in their 50s.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, letting the states have the final say.
Breyer's retirement allowed Biden to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to end constitutional protection for abortion opened the gates for a wave of litigation from all sides.
The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games.
A Gallup poll shows Americans’ confidence in the country’s highest court dropped 11 percentage points from a year ago.