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Sep 28, 2023

From bananas to baby socks, lawyers stick to routines before arguments

The Biden administration's top U.S. Supreme Court lawyer eats a bunch of bananas. Other advocates play music to psych themselves up. Some rub the feet on John Marshall's statue a floor below the courtroom.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona
Sep 28, 2023

Colleges should step up their diversity efforts after affirmative action ruling, the government says

The Biden administration is asking America's colleges to renew their efforts to make campuses more racially diverse, urging schools to boost scholarships and minority recruiting and to give "meaningful consideration" to the adversity students face because of their race or finances.

Jul 10, 2023

Stymied by the US Supreme Court, Biden wants voters to have the final say on his agenda

After major blows to his agenda by the U.S. Supreme Court, President Joe Biden is intent on making sure voters will have the final say.

Supreme Court Union
Jun 29, 2023

US Supreme Court restricts affirmative action in college admissions

Ruling to have widespread impact on college admissions nationwide.

Supreme Court Union
Jun 5, 2023

Supreme Court rules against union in labor dispute

The decision united liberal and conservative justices in labor's latest loss at the high court.

Supreme COurt Scandal
Jun 2, 2023

Judging the judges: Scandals have the potential to affect the legitimacy of judges

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is no stranger to controversy.

Supreme Court affirmative action
May 31, 2023

As Supreme Court considers affirmative action, colleges see few other ways to diversity goals

As an alternative to affirmative action, colleges from California to Florida have tried a range of strategies to achieve the diversity they say is essential to their campuses. Many have given greater preference to low-income families. Others started admitting top students from every community in their state.

May 25, 2023

US Supreme Court limits fed’s ability to police pollution into certain wetlands

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sharply limited the federal government's authority to police water pollution into certain wetlands, the second decision in as many years in which a conservative majority narrowed the reach of environmental regulations.

Supreme Court abortion pill
May 24, 2023

Marquette Law School Poll: Survey finds decline in US Supreme Court approval

41% of adults approve of the way the U.S. Supreme Court is doing its job, while 59% disapprove.

Supreme Court abortion pill
May 19, 2023

Supreme Court rules Warhol violated photo copyright in Prince art

In a dissent, Kagan asked, “If Warhol does not get credit for transformative copying, who will?” She was joined in her dissent by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Supreme Court abortion pill
Apr 14, 2023

US Supreme Court won’t block $6B student debt relief settlement

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a roughly $6 billion legal settlement to go forward that will cancel student loans for hundreds of thousands of borrowers who say they were misled by their schools.

Apr 13, 2023

DOJ to ask US Supreme Court to put abortion pill limits on hold

A federal appeals court ruled that the abortion pill mifepristone can still be used for now but restored restrictions on the drug in a decision that the Justice Department said Thursday it would swiftly challenge at the Supreme Court.


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