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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

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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.

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Supreme Court Deadlocked Over Immigration, Leaving Millions in Jeopardy

The 4-4 vote leaves the fates of undocumented immigrants in limbo as Obama’s program is put to a halt.

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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

A 4-3 majority ruled to uphold a higher education affirmative action program.

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Supreme Court Ruling Allows Police to Racially Profile, says Justice Sotomayor

The justice called it "no secret that people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny."

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Supreme Court Finds Prosecutors Selected All-White Jury to Convict Black Suspect

Prosecutors "were motivated in substantial part by race" in the jury selection process of a trial nearly three decades ago, the Supreme Court concluded.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Conservatives in Voting Rights Case

The Supreme Court rejected an interpretation of the law that would negatively impact areas with large populations of minority and young residents.

Supreme Court Justices Challenge Affirmative Action at Universities

“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.

Same-Gender Couples Seeking Marriage Licenses Meet Resistance

Despite the Supreme Court ruling same-gender marriage, gay couples in Ohio, Texas and Kentucky seeking marriage licenses have been turned away.

Supreme Court Decides To Revisit Affirmative Action

Decision on Abigail Fisher v. The University at Austin Texas may decide the fate of affirmative action in colleges and universities.

Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Is Legal Nationwide

States must treat gay couples the same as heterosexuals.

Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Protections

Those affected by unfair housing practices can still sue without proof that discrimination was intentional.

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Stonewall Inn: 5 Things About the First LGBT Landmark in NYC

The site’s significance helped propel the modern LGBT movement.