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Supreme Court of the United States: Highest court in the United States
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases that involve a point of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, specifically "all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party". The Court holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution. It is also able to strike down presidential directives for violating either the Constitution or statutory law. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The Court may decide cases having political overtones, but it has ruled that it does not have power to decide non-justiciable political questions.

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Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report [Video]

Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to avoid disclosing to the House Judiciary Committee grand jury materials related to former Special..

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SCOTUS allows public money for religious schools [Video]

SCOTUS allows public money for religious schools

[NFA] The U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the separation of church and state in a major ruling on Tuesday by endorsing Montana tax credits that helped pay for students to attend religious schools. Freddie..

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to axe Obamacare [Video]

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to axe Obamacare

[NFA] President Donald Trump's administration petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Obamacare law introduced by his predecessor that added millions to the healthcare safety net, seeking..

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Rath Yatra 2020: King of Puri arrives at Jagannath Temple to perform 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: King of Puri arrives at Jagannath Temple to perform 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual

The King of Puri, Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb arrived at Jagannath Temple to participate in the Rath Yatra on June 23. He will perform the 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual where he will sweep the chariots..

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After getting nod from SC, Rath Yatra preparations underway at Puri's Jagannath Temple [Video]

After getting nod from SC, Rath Yatra preparations underway at Puri's Jagannath Temple

Preparations are underway for Rath Yatra at Puri Jagannath Temple. The Supreme Court on June 22 has granted permission to hold the annual chariot festival this year amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, no..

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Rath Yatra: Odisha's fire and disaster management dept sanitised roads in Puri [Video]

Rath Yatra: Odisha's fire and disaster management dept sanitised roads in Puri

The fire and disaster management department sanitised roads in Odisha's Puri ahead of Rath Yatra. They conducted the sanitisation drive at Grand Road of Puri on June 22. Odisha Government and Sree..

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Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision

Supreme Court on June 22 allowed Rath Yatra to be conducted in Puri, Odisha with certain restrictions. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision and said the..

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Gujarat govt to file petition in HC to seek permission for Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad [Video]

Gujarat govt to file petition in HC to seek permission for Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani on June 22 reacted on Supreme Court's decision on Rath Yatra. He said, "Supreme Court has allowed organisation of Rath Yatra with certain restrictions in Odisha...

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Conducting Rath Yatra during times of COVID-19 is challenging: CM Patnaik [Video]

Conducting Rath Yatra during times of COVID-19 is challenging: CM Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on June 22 thanked the Supreme Court for granting permission to conduct Rath Yatra. CM Patnaik said, "I thank the Supreme Court for granting permission to conduct..

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Govt of Odisha welcomes Supreme Court's decision on Rath Yatra [Video]

Govt of Odisha welcomes Supreme Court's decision on Rath Yatra

Following Supreme Court's order to allow Rath Yatra to be held in Puri under certain restrictions, Odisha minister for Higher Education and Agriculture Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo said state government..

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Jharkhand CM opposes Centre's decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining [Video]

Jharkhand CM opposes Centre's decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren opposed the decision by Central Government to auction coal blocks for commercial mining. CM informed that he filed a petition in Supreme Court over coal block..

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Both ends have to be ready, there must be traffic to restart international operations: Civil Aviation Secy [Video]

Both ends have to be ready, there must be traffic to restart international operations: Civil Aviation Secy

In a press conference on June 20, Secretary of Civil Aviation Ministry, Pradeep Singh Kharola said that if international operations have to start, both ends have to be ready and there has to be..

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of..

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'This way is the American way': Pelosi on DACA ruling [Video]

'This way is the American way': Pelosi on DACA ruling

U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to block President Donald Trump's bid to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants from..

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'This is just the beginning' -Schumer celebrates DACA ruling [Video]

'This is just the beginning' -Schumer celebrates DACA ruling

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday celebrated outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. with others following the court's decision to block President Donald Trump's bid to end a..

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SCOTUS: DACA Stand! [Video]

SCOTUS: DACA Stand!

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the young immigrants shielded from deportation by the Dream Act. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was implemented in 2012. It offered..

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Laverne Cox 'cried' at U.S. Supreme Court's LGBTQ protections ruling [Video]

Laverne Cox 'cried' at U.S. Supreme Court's LGBTQ protections ruling

Laverne Cox cried after U.S. Supreme Court judges ruled in favour of legislation that offers lesbian, gay, bis*xual, and transgender people more protection in the workplace.

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Supreme Court decision 'catalyst' for change: LGBT activists [Video]

Supreme Court decision 'catalyst' for change: LGBT activists

[NFA] Supporters of LGBT rights praised the landmark decision from the Supreme Court, calling it a catalyst for change, but long overdue. Colette Luke has more.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Cynthia Nixon applaud LGBTQ Supreme Court ruling [Video]

Ellen DeGeneres and Cynthia Nixon applaud LGBTQ Supreme Court ruling

Ellen DeGeneres and Cynthia Nixon are among many stars to celebrate after U.S. Supreme Court judges ruled in favour of legislation that offers LGBTQ people more protection in the workplace.

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies 10 Different Appeals Challenging Firearms [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court Denies 10 Different Appeals Challenging Firearms

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a series of cases seeking to expand gun rights. According to Reuters, it rejected 10 different appeals challenging firearms restrictions violating the Second..

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Our Supreme Court Correspondent on This Week’s Abortion Ruling

A Louisiana law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to one was struck down on Monday. In an interview, Adam Liptak, who covers the court, provided context to the..
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Supreme Court to decide if Congress can get secret Russia grand jury materials

A House committee controlled by Democrats wants to see secret documents that it says could lead to another impeachment inquiry.
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COVID pandemic is no time to ask the Supreme Court to kill Obamacare

Donald Trump's cruelty in handling the coronavirus now extends to millions who have lost their jobs and employer-sponsored health insurance: Our view
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Supreme Court lifts ban on religious school aid

States can't cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a 5-4 vote. (June 30)  
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I run a Louisiana abortion clinic. Despite Supreme Court win, I'm nervous for our future.

States have passed hundreds of anti-abortion laws in the last few years. At the Supreme Court, we were successful in striking down just one.
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Supreme Court makes religious school education eligible for public aid

The court did not require states to fund religious education, ruling only that programs cannot favor private secular schools over religious ones.
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John Roberts Was Already Chief Justice. But Now It’s His Court.

Chief Justice Roberts has replaced Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the member of the Supreme Court at its ideological center, and his vote is now the crucial one in closely divided cases.
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The Supreme Court Stopped Anti-Abortion Momentum. For Now.

The movement has a long pipeline of new cases that, if taken up by the Supreme Court, could present a more direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
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Science prevails in Supreme Court ruling on abortion law that provided no medical benefit

The Supreme Court followed scientific research and evidence when it came to abortion in Louisiana. All courts and lawmakers should do the same.
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Activists react to SCOTUS abortion clinic ruling

A divided Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics on Monday, ruling the law requiring doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates..
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Supreme Court clears way for federal executions to resume

Attorney General William Barr announced last year the federal government would conduct its first executions since 2003 using the drug pentobarbital
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Today in History for June 29th

Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. Supreme Court effectively voids state death penalty laws; Jerusalem reunified under Israeli control after the Six-Day War; Singer Rosemary Clooney and..
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Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Diversion of Military Funds for Border Wall

An appeals court ruled that President Trump illegally diverted funding for his border wall without congressional approval, likely sending the issue to the Supreme Court.
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AP Top Stories June 26 A

Here's the latest for Friday June 26th: Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overturn Affordable Care Act; House passes police reform bill; Oakland to eliminate school district police department;..
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Fact check: Supreme Court decision doesn't give DACA recipients jobs over U.S. citizens

The claim that the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the DACA program made it illegal to hire U.S. citizens over so-called Dreamers is false.
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Lawyer reacts to Supreme Court asylum case ruling

The Supreme Court on Thursday strengthened the Trump administration's ability to deport people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge (June 25)  
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Supreme Court Says Rejected Asylum Seekers Have No Right to Object in Court

The case concerned a member of Sri Lanka’s Tamil ethnic minority who said he feared persecution and sought to file a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
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Music Director Fired From Catholic Parish Days Before Supreme Court L.G.B.T.Q. Ruling

Terry Gonda, a music director at her parish near Detroit, was told she would be fired because she is married to a woman. Days later came the Supreme Court ruling on L.G.B.T.Q. workplace rights.
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Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ discrimination points to faith leaders' divide over gay rights

Religious leaders in the U.S. are divided by a landmark Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ civil rights in the workplace.
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Donald Trump to issue executive order limiting temporary work visas

Trump's executive order comes days after the Supreme Court ruled the administration erred in its effort to halt the DACA program created by Obama.
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'The discrimination is more low-key' in Kentucky 5 years after marriage equality ruling

2020 marks five years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.  
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Donald Trump says he will try again to deport young migrants, despite Supreme Court ruling

With immigration a political and legal issue, Trump would not be able to deport young migrants anytime soon – and there's an election on Nov. 3.
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Trump Says Administration Will Try Again to End DACA

Responding to Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, the president said he will follow the rules set out by the justices to challenge the Obama-era program protecting young immigrants from deportation.
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Arizona DACA recipients applaud Supreme Court ruling

Young immigrants in Phoenix, Arizona expressed some relief Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court has kept alive, for now, the Obama-era program that allows immigrants brought here as children to work..
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AP Debrief: Supreme Court rejects Trump on DACA

The Supreme Court has rejected President Donald Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, the second stunning election-season rebuke from the court in a week. (June 18)  
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Trump pledges new list of conservative Supreme Court contenders

President Donald Trump, hit by a second U.S. Supreme Court loss in four days, said on Thursday he plans to issue an updated list of potential conservative nominees to the high court after the justices..
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‘It Feels Like I Can Finally Breathe’: ‘Dreamers’ Get a Reprieve on DACA

Thousands of young people who were in the country illegally as children have been caught in legal limbo. A new Supreme Court ruling gave them a temporary win.
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What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to..
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Pelosi praises DACA decision, no regrets on Bolton

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi praised the Supreme Court decision that allows young immigrants to retain protection from deportation. She also criticized John Bolton who she says knows President..
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'I get goosebumps': Laverne Cox on Netflix transgender history doc, landmark Supreme Court decision

Laverne Cox talks everything from her new Netflix documentary "Disclosure" to Pride Month to this week's landmark Supreme Court decision.
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DACA recipient relieved at Supreme Court decision

DACA recipient surprised and relieved at Supreme Court decision, but vows to concentrate on permanent protection for immigrants. (June 18)  
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Pelosi urges Senate to take up 'Dreamers' bill after top court ruling

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called "Dreamers" now that the Supreme Court has..
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Trump: U.S. Supreme Court decisions 'horrible'

President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against the U. S. Supreme Court's "horrible" decisions, seemingly referring to recent rulings that gay and transgender workers are protected under federal..
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U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of..
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Supreme Court ruling upholds DACA program for young, undocumented immigrants

The program, created by President Barack Obama in 2012, allows nearly 700,000 immigrants to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
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Dormant Transgender Rights Cases See New Life in Supreme Court Ruling

Transgender Americans such as Rachel Tudor have been fighting for their rights at work, school and housing for years. On Monday, the Supreme Court gave them hope.
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Supreme Court LGBT ruling gives hope to those challenging military transgender ban

Nic Talbott, a transgender man, was driving his truck in Chicago when his phone started buzzing in July 2017. With just over 50 words on Twitter, his dream to join the military seemed to have been..
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Laverne Cox on SCOTUS decisions, Black Trans Lives Matter

Laverne Cox is applauding the Supreme Court's decision that gay and transgender workers are protected by law., but she says more work needs to be done. (June 17)  
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Solicitor General Noel Francisco resigns after tumultuous years representing Trump at Supreme Court

Noel Francisco spent three years as solicitor general of the United States during a time of non-stop legal tumult, mostly over immigration policy.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says time to end 'abuses' of Supreme Court

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday launched a new attack on the country's Supreme Court which has authorized probes into some of his activities, accusing the court of "committing..
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Supreme Court stays Texas execution scheduled for Tuesday

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the execution in Texas of a convicted killer scheduled to die later in the evening, ruling that a lower court judge should consider the man's request to have a..
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Supreme Court blocks execution for Texas prisoner denied spiritual adviser

The court blocked a Buddhist prisoner's execution last year without his spiritual adviser. In response, Texas barred all clergy from executions.
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Texas Democrats ask Supreme Court to expand mail-in voting

The Texas Democratic Party said on Tuesday it asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept its case seeking to expand vote-by-mail in the state ahead of this year's elections, saying the coronavirus pandemic..
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Ruling on LGBTQ rights once again reveals precarious nature of Supreme Court's conservative majority

During their short time on the high court, the two conservatives have shown they are willing to tangle with doctrinaire conservatism – and each other.
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In CA: Workplace equality gets a major win; police can keep their immunity

The FBI joins the investigation into the death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in L.A. County. And the Supreme Court rules gay and transgender people should have equal workplace rights and..
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Next LGBTQ rights legal battle looms after Supreme Court victory

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could..
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Reaction after ruling protects LGBT people at work

Community members react after the Supreme Court rules a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBTQ rights..
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Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights: What does it mean and what changes?

The Supreme Court delivered another victory for the LGBTQ rights movement, but how does it affect employees at small businesses in some states?
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Supreme Court rejects cases over 'qualified immunity' for police

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear eight cases involving a legal defense called qualified immunity that can be used to shield government officials from lawsuits, including seven..
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