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U.S. Supreme Court

Dec 16, 2022

A seismic reversal in US abortion rights

After decades of abortion rights, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and suddenly abortion was illegal in parts of the country.

Dec 15, 2022

US Supreme Court to resume issuing decisions in courtroom

The U.S. Supreme Court is restoring another pre-pandemic tradition, announcing decisions in a public session in the courtroom.

Dec 13, 2022

Respect for Marriage Act has a few key limitations

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the the Respect for Marriage Act – a law that codifies both interracial and same-gender marriage – on Dec. 8, 2022.

Dec 12, 2022

High court won’t hear Title IX case

The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't take the plunge into a dispute over Michigan State University's decision to end its swimming-and-diving teams, a decision female athletes sued over.

Dec 12, 2022

US Supreme Court takes case on immigration scam case

The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a case involving a scam that falsely promoted adult adoptions as a path to U.S. citizenship.

Dec 8, 2022

Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions clears Congress

The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition of those unions that reflects a stark turnaround in societal attitudes.

Dec 7, 2022

US Supreme Court signals sympathy with web designer opposed to same-sex marriage in free speech case

In front of the U.S. Supreme Court justices on Dec. 5 was 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis – a major case regarding LGBTQ rights and free speech.

Dec 7, 2022

Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

One day in the 1970s, Paul Fleisher and his wife were walking through a department store parking lot when they noticed a group of people looking at them. Fleisher, who is white, and his wife, who is Black, were used to "the look." But this time it was more intense.

Nov 30, 2022

Competing rights and interests

On Nov. 6, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Brackeen v. Haaland, a case which presented numerous constitutional and legislative issues regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act or ICWA. 

Nov 14, 2022

In election, support for abortion rights was about much more

To Mona Cohen, a lifelong Philadelphia Democrat, democracy is under attack in the United States. In the midterm elections, she lists a woman's right to abortion as one of many fleeting freedoms she voted to defend.

Nov 7, 2022

Native child welfare law faces major US Supreme Court challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday on the most significant challenge to a law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children.

Oct 21, 2022

GOP-led states appealing dismissal of suit over loan relief

Attorneys for six Republican-led states are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider their effort to block the Biden administration's program to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars in student loan debt.

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