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The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday declined to let lower court rulings go into effect that would stop the Trump administration from spending any more Pentagon money on the border wall.The court denied a request from the Sierra Club, which had said that unless the justices acted, the government would be able to finish work…

(CNN)A divided Supreme Court on Friday allowed continued construction of a portion of President Donald Trump’s border wall while legal challenges play out.The 5-4 order represents a loss for environmental groups represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, which had asked the justices to lift an order from a year ago that allowed the government…

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation as stated in treaties. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American…

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the Trump administration to give the nation’s employers more leeway in refusing to provide free birth control for their workers under the Affordable Care Act.The ruling is a victory for the administration’s plan to greatly expand the kinds of employers who can cite…

(CNN)The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the Trump administration to expand exemptions for employers who have religious or moral objections to complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.The 7-2 ruling reverses a lower court decision that had blocked Trump’s move nationwide. The ruling is a win for President Donald Trump, who…

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court J. Scott Applewhite/AP A 7-2 Supreme Court carved out a giant exception to the nation’s fair employment laws, ruling that federal employment discrimination laws do not apply to teachers whose duties…

Under Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Chiafalo v. Washington, states may remove or sanction members of the Electoral College if those electors go rogue and defy the will of the state’s voters. The case arose out of a peculiar effort by a handful of Democratic members of the Electoral College to deny the presidency…

The Supreme Court decides Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP The Supreme Court decides Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state. Susan Walsh/AP Updated at 11:03 a.m. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday state laws that…

The justices on Thursday also turned away two cases out of Illinois and Pennsylvania challenging whether governments can shield areas in front of abortion clinics from protests. And the Supreme Court declined a separate Indiana lawsuit over the state’s efforts to revoke a South Bend abortion clinic’s license, allowing the clinic to remain open. The…

Richard Wolf, USA TODAY Published 9:46 a.m. ET July 2, 2020 | Updated 11:27 a.m. ET July 2, 2020CLOSE Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes his first public statements on the Russia investigation. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to consider blocking Congress’ access to secret grand jury materials from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016…


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