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Supreme Court change may limit, not kill, abortion rights

Is Roe v. Wade really in peril? The worst fears — and highest hopes — excited by the prospect of a new Supreme Court justice may well be overblown. Democrats and liberal interest groups, gearing up for President Donald Trump’s ...

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Gorsuch shows how much 1 vote matters on Supreme Court

Justice Neil Gorsuch’s role in his first full term on the Supreme Court offers a striking illustration of the difference a single justice can make, and why both sides are gearing up for a titanic fight to replace retiring Justice ...

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Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court. The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on ...

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Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. The justices are scrapping a 41-year-old decision that had allowed ...

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Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. The justices are scrapping a 41-year-old decision that had allowed ...

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Court upholds Trump travel ban, rejects discrimination claim

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. A dissenting justice said the outcome was a historic ...

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Court upholds Trump travel ban, rejects discrimination claim

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. A dissenting justice said the outcome was a historic ...

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Supreme Court upholds Texas districts, declines NC case

The Supreme Court is upholding Texas’ use of electoral districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday in an unusual case involving congressional and state legislative districts that had first been adopted by ...

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Supreme Court upholds Texas districts, declines NC case

The Supreme Court is upholding Texas’ use of electoral districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday in an unusual case involving congressional and state legislative districts that had first been adopted by ...

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Justices adopt new privacy rules for cellphone tracking

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects’ movements by collecting information about where they’ve used their cellphones, bolstering privacy interests in the digital age. The justices’ 5-4 decision ...

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