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"This will be the first time the Supreme Court is hearing any case about transgender civil rights, the first time, ever."
The Louisiana law the court will review requires abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges. Opponents say it could result in nearly all of the state's clinics closing.
Cabinet Ministers Are Privately Threatening A Radical Overhaul Of The Courts After The Supreme Court Brexit Judgment
Publicly, ministers are saying they respect the decision of the judges. Behind the scenes, they are threatening politically appointed judges, a written constitution, and the scrapping of the Human Rights Act.
Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer told BuzzFeed News the party would use a humble address motion to secure the advice if the attorney general refuses to release it.
The judgment is the most constitutionally significant in recent history — and a massive blow to the authority of the prime minister.
Congressional Democrats are planning to grill the FBI over its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court justice, but are not moving toward impeachment.
A new book is providing details on the investigation into Justice Brett Kavanaugh's conduct during college as well as a new allegation.
Trump made the courts a major voting issue for Republicans in 2016. Liberal legal advocacy groups and court watchdogs are divided on how to make that happen for Democrats in 2020.
Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans and others were expected to be affected by the restrictions.
The judge also ruled Missouri could enforce a ban on abortions solely based on gender, race, or Down syndrome diagnosis for now, but said he expected that ban to be struck down eventually.
"The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," a spokesperson for the court said.
Trump announced in 2017 he’d wind down the program, which has provided temporary protection against deportation for more than 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants.
The Supreme Court Ruled The Trump Administration Cannot Put A Citizenship Question On The 2020 Census — For Now
Immigrant and civil rights groups warned that a citizenship question would scare off immigrant communities from participating in the decennial count.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the 5–4 majority, and argued that while “excessive partisanship” in drawing voter maps can lead “to results that reasonably seem unjust,” it’s not up to the courts to fix it.
Inside The Massive, Coordinated Push To Make Sure A Census Citizenship Question Does Not “Distort Democracy”
“I’ve never seen the amount of support, investment, the breadth and depth of partnerships that I’m seeing for 2020,” one census outreach organizer said.
Trump’s Judicial Nominees Are Finally Saying Brown V. Board Of Education Was Right After At Least One Republican Senator Complained
Staff for Republican Sen. Tim Scott complained to Senate leadership about judicial nominees' refusal to say Brown v. Board of Education was rightly decided, BuzzFeed News has learned.
A Republican Consultant Died. His Progressive Daughter Then Found Documents That Might Affect The Census Citizenship Question.
With the Supreme Court set to rule on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the census, newly discovered documents suggest the plan was designed to help Republicans.
A Supreme Court case may soon create a constitutional right to freely carry a gun everywhere, but that would be a dangerous mistake to make, suggests a new study of violent crimes.
The US Supreme Court didn't rule on Indiana's prohibition on abortions due to race, sex, or disability — the law is still on hold now — but Thomas made clear he'd support it.
The proposal isn’t new, but before last week it lived in relative obscurity. Now, nearly every Democrat running for president has it at the top of their platform.
Anti-abortion activists have been pushing these restrictive state laws for years in a concerted, national effort to get the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The 2020 hopeful told BuzzFeed News that recent abortion restrictions are “a threat to women's freedoms and women's rights all over our country,” not just in the states that have passed them.
Courts have struck down similar laws in Iowa, Kentucky, and North Dakota, and legal challenges are pending or expected in several states. No such ban has taken effect so far.
“Apple’s line-drawing does not make a lot of sense, other than as a way to gerrymander Apple out of this and similar lawsuits,” Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote.
The progressive blitz on the Supreme Court is working, and a path to reform is now clear.
The Supreme Court Will Decide If The Trump Administration Can Ask If You’re A Citizen On The 2020 Census
The Trump administration argues the question will help enforce voting rights. The challengers argue the Census Bureau’s own experts concluded the question would hurt the accuracy of the count.
More than 120 million of the app’s 500 million users are from India.
More than two dozen groups signed a letter to the House of Representatives urging an investigation into what they characterized as Justice Brett Kavanaugh's "sham confirmation process."
A majority of justices on the Supreme Court denied a request to delay the ban while the challengers continue to appeal it.