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U.S. Supreme Court justices are struggling to draw the line between protecting free speech and preventing voter intimidation.
When the legislature draws new maps, they must win three-fifths support from each chamber, including at least 50 percent support from the minority party.
Under current North Carolina congressional boundaries, Republicans won 10 of the 13 House districts in 2016, despite getting just 53 percent of the statewide vote.
Voting rights advocates accused Republican lawmakers of drawing districts to undermine the influence of racial minority voters.
Some justices signaled sympathy toward Ohio’s policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls — a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people — in a pivotal voting rights case.
Keith Tharpe argued his case was tainted by a racist white juror who questioned whether Black people have souls.
In Ohio, voters must cast a ballot regularly to remain on the registration.
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said the judicial branch of government was not immune to incidents of sexual harassment and addressing it would be a new challenge in the coming year.
Under Trump’s action, the protections offered by DACA disappear in March.
In a yearlong push to appease its anti-Muslim fan base, the Trump administration temporarily gets its way.
The case will now proceed in a Texas state court, which could decide to stop the benefits offered by Houston, the fourth most populous U.S. city.
“I can’t emphasize enough how far sweeping the argument is both in terms of what it is saying about the Constitution and who will be affected,” ACLU lawyer Louise Melling said.
Westboro members are known for protesting at military funerals, including soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, which they believe are result of God's wrath over the United States’ tolerance of gay, lesbian and transgender people and adultery.
There is no current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court but three justices are 79 or older.
The new ban, President Trump’s third, including one issued in January that was blocked by lower courts, could affect tens of thousands of potential immigrants and visitors to the United States.
Justice Kennedy’s vote, which will likely be the deciding factor in the case, could have an impact on U.S. elections for decades.
A majority of the justices appeared sympathetic to the idea that immigrants held long-term should be eligible for a bond hearing that would let them argue for their release.
The ruling in the case could help clarify the crimes for which non-citizen immigrants may be expelled.
Employers have increasingly required employees to sign waivers to guard against a rising tide of worker lawsuits seeking unpaid wages.
The Supreme Court for decades has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination but never those drawn simply to give one party an advantage.
The Supreme Court ruling gives President Trump a partial victory as the high court prepares for a key October hearing on the constitutionality of his Muslim ban.
While the court said it would exempt travelers from the ban who have “bona fide relationships” with Americans, the ruling did not specify exactly what that means.