Courts & Law



The key issue was whether a 2017 decision by Congress to remove the penalty for not buying health insurance — known as the individual mandate — meant the law was unconstitutional.

The court was considering whether Philadelphia may end its contract with a Catholic social services agency that declines to evaluate same-sex couples as potential foster parents.

He helped cover Watergate, Iran-contra and other scandals from the paper’s D.C. bureau.

The justices didn’t say similar lawsuits could not go forward in the future.

Breyer has given no indication he is ready to leave despite the fears of liberals that there is a limited window to name and confirm a replacement.

Decision is unanimous, but Sotomayor says Congress can change it to eliminate “injustice.”

Trump administration supported challengers, but justices ask Biden administration to weigh in before deciding whether to take the challenge.

He won several major cases to overturn gender and racial discrimination in hiring and promoting workers.

Pro- and anti-abortion legislation has become stronger over the past two decades, an indication of what the country would look like without the 1973 precedent.

The often-examined Armed Career Criminal Act splinters the court in unusual ideological ways

The ruling concerns hundreds of thousands of immigrants who originally entered the United States unlawfully.

Three justices indicated an interest in issue, but say Congress should first consider a change.

As the court’s term winds down, decisions await on the future of the Affordable Care Act, gay and religious rights, and whether Justice Stephen G. Breyer will create an opening for President Biden to fill.

After his acquittal in a corruption scandal, he asked, “Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?”

  • Olesia Plokhii
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Justice Amy Coney Barrett writes for unusual majority of Trump nominees and liberals.

In his decades-long career, he was celebrated in some corners and scorned in others.

  • Paul W. Valentine
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Justices also issue unanimous decisions as they move toward completing work this month.

What it’s like to cover the Supreme Court, year after year. And, the not-so-secret life of audio producers.

His ongoing litigation against companies that produced and distributed the painkillers that have fueled the epidemic of opioid addiction, was one of the most sprawling legal actions in U.S. history.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the court was going back on a promise to allow inmates to propose alternative methods when a state’s procedure might cause excruciating pain.

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