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Liberal U.S. Justices Lean Toward Death Row Inmate in Mental Health Dispute

Liberal U.S. Justices Lean Toward Death Row Inmate in Mental Health Dispute

The nine-member court’s other conservatives, including Donald Trump’s newly seated appointee Neil Gorsuch, appeared more likely to vote against James McWilliams.

U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Religious Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Religious Rights

New Justice Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record indicates he could tip the court toward siding with a church in an important Supreme Court case.

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

U.S. Top Court Leaves Intact Ruling Against Central America Asylum Seekers

Lead plaintiff Rosa Castro fled El Salvador to escape years of rape, beatings and emotional abuse by the father of her son, who was 6 years old when they arrived in the United States in 2015.

Democrats Face Uphill Fight if Trump Gets Second U.S. High Court Pick

Democrats Face Uphill Fight if Trump Gets Second U.S. High Court Pick

Three justices are currently 78 or older, with Justice Anthony Kennedy pondering a possible retirement, according to his former clerks.

Trump’s Pick Gorsuch Sworn In, Restoring Top Court’s Conservative Tilt

Trump’s Pick Gorsuch Sworn In, Restoring Top Court’s Conservative Tilt

With Gorsuch aboard, the court has five conservative justices and four liberals.

Supreme Court Nominee to Face Confirmation Hearing April 7: Senate Leader

Supreme Court Nominee to Face Confirmation Hearing April 7: Senate Leader

So far, about 26 of the 48 Democratic senators have publicly announced opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch.

U.S. Justices Reject Gorsuch in Win for Student with Disability

U.S. Justices Reject Gorsuch in Win for Student with Disability

The Supreme Court ruled that public schools must offer students with disabilities a special educational program sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress.

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

The ruling will give President Donald Trump and future presidents less flexibility in filling jobs that require Senate confirmation.

Democrats Come Down Hard at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

Democrats Come Down Hard at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

“I’m deeply disappointed that it’s under these circumstances that we begin our hearings.”

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee to Face Senators in Marathon Hearing

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee to Face Senators in Marathon Hearing

If Neil Gorsuch is approved by the Senate, as expected, he would restore a narrow 5-4 conservative majority on the court.

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick ‘Even More Extreme’ than Justice Scalia

LGBT organizations asked Senate Judiciary Committee to “interrogate” Gorsuch and his "threat to the LGBT community."

Transgender Rights Remain in Limbo: Supreme Court

Transgender Rights Remain in Limbo: Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case regarding the rights of transgender students.

Rejecting ‘Noxious’ Prejudice, U.S. Top Court Backs Black Death Row Inmate

Rejecting ‘Noxious’ Prejudice, Top Court Backs Black Death Row Inmate

Chief Justice John Roberts denounced "noxious strain of racial prejudice" testimony that man was more likely to commit future crimes because he is Black.

A Girl and her dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A Girl Named Ehlena and a Dog Named Wonder Win at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday in favor of Ehlena Fry, 13, a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class.

U.S. High Court Nominee Calls Trump's Attacks on Judiciary 'Demoralizing'

U.S. High Court Nominee Calls Trump’s Attacks on Judiciary ‘Demoralizing’

Senator said Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was "non-committal" about publicly criticizing the attacks.

U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Gay Workplace Discrimination Case

‘Religious Freedom’ Order Could Legalize Discrimination

Discrimination under the guise of religious freedom would be acceptable "without suffering adverse treatment from the Federal Government," according to a draft executive order.

SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

SCOTUS Nominee Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

"Since the moment he stepped foot in the Oval Office, President Trump has attacked equality."

A Girl and her dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A Girl and Her Dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A girl living with cerebral palsy and her family claimed discrimination after the young girl's school said her service dog could not attend school with her.

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Major Transgender Rights Case

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Major Transgender Rights Case

The case involving 17-year-old Gavin Grimm, a female-to-male transgender student, will be one of the biggest of the court's term.

Loretta Lynch: DOJ ‘Stands ready’ to Stop Unlawful Intimidation, Discrimination at Voting Polls

Loretta Lynch: DOJ ‘Stands ready’ to Stop Unlawful Intimidation, Discrimination at Voting Polls

Though a Supreme Court decision will limit the amount of DOJ poll observers, the U.S. attorney general says the DOJ will “protect every eligible citizen’s right to vote.”

Don't Like Trump or Clinton? Vote for the Next SCOTUS Appointee

Don’t Like Trump or Clinton? Vote for the Next SCOTUS Appointee

People For the American Way, People For the American Way Foundation, Supreme Court, election, Elliot Mincberg, Latino Vote!, SCOTUS

SCOTUS Will not Hear Obama's Immigration Plan Again

U.S. Top Court Denies Obama Request to Rehear Major Immigration Case

Obama's immigration plan would have put an estimated 4 million people into a program that shields them from deportation and supplies work permits.

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Juror's Racial Bias

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case of Juror’s Racial Bias

"When racial prejudice infects a jury's decision whether to convict, the integrity of the criminal justice system is brought into direct question."

U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Law

U.S. Supreme Court Stance on North Carolina Law to Send Signal on Voting Limits

The court's denial of a proposed motion to stay the court's earlier decision regarding a voter ID law could set the precedent for future cases.