Nina Totenberg - NPR

Nina Totenberg - NPR
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Supreme Court says Trump has absolute immunity for core acts only

The decision likely ensures that the case against Donald Trump won’t be tried before the election, and then only if he is not reelected.
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Supreme Court upholds federal ban on guns for domestic abusers

The decision was the first major gun ruling since 2022 when the high court broke sharply with existing precedent on gun laws.
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Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era federal ban on bump stocks

The Supreme Court has struck down the Trump administration's federal ban on bump stocks, declaring that the government exceeded its authority.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to FDA’s approval of mifepristone

The court said that the challengers had no right to be in court at all since they could not show they had suffered any actual injury from the FDA rules.
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Supreme Court upholds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau funding

The 7-2 ruling overturns a lower 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the federal consumer watchdog's structure is unconstitutional.
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Supreme Court appears skeptical of blanket immunity for a former president

It is unclear after Thursday's arguments whether the court will act swiftly to resolve the appeal by former president Donald Trump.
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Supreme Court to hear arguments in Trump immunity case in April

Wednesday's order from the high court keeps former president Donald Trump's prosecution in the Jan. 6 case on hold.
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Supreme Court hears challenge to Trump-era ban on bump stocks for guns

Justices are reviewing then-president Donald Trump's 2018 ban on bump stocks, after their use in a Las Vegas mass shooting that left 60 people dead.
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Supreme Court declines to weigh Washington conversion therapy ban, allowing law to stand

The Washington law, enacted in 2018, allows the state to revoke the licenses of therapists who try to change a minor's sexual orientation.
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Supreme Court to decide if gun bans for domestic abusers are constitutional

If the federal law being challenged before the high court falls, so would similar laws in most states, and other important gun laws.
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Supreme Court rejects Alabama’s defiance in voting case

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to block enforcement of an Alabama voting rights decision that the high court issued just months ago.
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Supreme Court kills Biden’s student debt plan in a setback for millions of borrowers

The Supreme Court on Friday struck down President Biden's plan to forgive some or all federal student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans.
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Supreme Court guts affirmative action, effectively ending race-conscious admissions

The Court found that Harvard and the University of North Carolina's admissions policy violated the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause.
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The Supreme Court has rejected the independent state legislature theory

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that state constitutions can protect voting rights in federal elections and state courts can enforce those provisions.
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The Supreme Court leaves Indian Child Welfare Act intact

By a 7-to-2 vote, the court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act's preferences for Native tribes when Indian children are adopted.
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The Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of the Clean Water Act

A test upheld 5-4 holds that only wetlands with a continuous surface connection to a body of water are covered by the Clean Water Act.
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Biden’s student loan relief faces its biggest test yet at the Supreme Court

Six GOP-dominated states will ask the Supreme Court on Tuesday to permanently block the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness program.
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Supreme Court hears case of web designer who doesn’t want to work on same-sex weddings

Colorado, like 29 other states, requires businesses that are open to the public to offer equal access to everyone, regardless of race, religion, and sexual orientation, and gender.

Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

The decision by the conservative court majority sets the stage for further limitations on the regulatory power of other agencies as well.
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Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, has blazed trails all her life

Unlike most judges, her background is not as a prosecutor or major corporate lawyer, and her personal life also defies stereotypes.