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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

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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.