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Oct 21, 2022

Justice Barrett rejects appeal over Biden student debt plan

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday rejected an appeal from a Wisconsin taxpayers group seeking to stop the Biden administration's student debt cancellation program.

Jun 24, 2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

May 5, 2022

It’s Chief Justice Roberts’ Court, but does he still lead?

John Roberts is heading a Supreme Court in crisis. The chief justice has already ordered an investigation of the leak this week of a draft opinion suggesting the court could be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case legalizing abortion nationwide.

Apr 5, 2022

With divisive cases coming, Barrett says ‘Read the opinion’

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett said Monday that judges are not deciding cases to impose a "policy result," but are making their best effort to determine what the law and the Constitution require.

Jan 7, 2022

Supreme Court skeptical of Biden’s workplace vaccine rule (UPDATE)

The Supreme Court is taking up two major Biden administration efforts to bump up the nation's vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases because of the omicron variant.

Dec 1, 2021

Justices signal they’ll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe (UPDATE)

Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments Wednesday over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end pregnancies and has forged one of the most enduring fault lines in American life and politics.

Oct 7, 2021

Fading trust in courts must be restored

The installation of a new district attorney for Eau Claire County brings a new chapter to the beleaguered office. We hope Peter Rindal does well.

Sep 24, 2021

US Supreme Court sets Barrett ceremonial swearing-in for Oct. 1

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep 17, 2021

Clarence Thomas criticizes judges for veering into politics

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday criticized some in the judiciary for veering into the role of legislators and politicians, saying it is not the role of judges to make policy or to base decisions on their personal feelings or religious beliefs.

Nov 13, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett sizes up 30-year-old precedent balancing religious freedom with rule of law

Justice Amy Coney Barrett's first week as an active Supreme Court justice began on Nov. 2 and almost immediately included a case that could test her credentials as a religious conservative.

Nov 3, 2020

Supreme Court to hear case about juvenile life sentences

The Supreme Court is to hear arguments in a case that could put the brakes on what has been a gradual move toward more leniency for children who are convicted of murder.

Nov 2, 2020

Justice Barrett joins Supreme Court arguments for first time

She didn't have to wear a black robe or even be in Washington, but Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined her new colleagues at the Supreme Court on Monday to hear arguments for the first time.


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