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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.
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.
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.”
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Obama's immigration plan would have put an estimated 4 million people into a program that shields them from deportation and supplies work permits.
"When racial prejudice infects a jury's decision whether to convict, the integrity of the criminal justice system is brought into direct question."
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.
The 4-4 vote leaves the fates of undocumented immigrants in limbo as Obama’s program is put to a halt.
A 4-3 majority ruled to uphold a higher education affirmative action program.
The justice called it "no secret that people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny."
Prosecutors "were motivated in substantial part by race" in the jury selection process of a trial nearly three decades ago, the Supreme Court concluded.
The Supreme Court rejected an interpretation of the law that would negatively impact areas with large populations of minority and young residents.
“I’m just not impressed by the fact that — that the University of Texas may have fewer . Maybe it ought to have fewer,” Justice Antonin Scalia said.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling same-gender marriage, gay couples in Ohio, Texas and Kentucky seeking marriage licenses have been turned away.
Decision on Abigail Fisher v. The University at Austin Texas may decide the fate of affirmative action in colleges and universities.
States must treat gay couples the same as heterosexuals.
Those affected by unfair housing practices can still sue without proof that discrimination was intentional.