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US Supreme Court backs Catholic agency in case on gay rights and foster care

Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for six members of the court, focused narrowly on the terms of the city’s contract with foster care agencies, which forbids discrimination based on, among other…

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A first amendment case that made an ‘Incoherent State of the Law’

You need a spreadsheet to make sense of who voted for what, but the bottom line is at odds with the conventional view that the case was a flat-out First Amendment victory

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on limiting military draft to men

The requirement is one of the last sex-based distinctions in federal law, one that challengers say cannot be justified now that women are allowed to serve in every role in the military, including…

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Supreme Court rules against immigrants seeking green cards

Experts believe people who entered without authorisation do not become eligible for green cards thanks to temporary protected status

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As Harvard case looms at Supreme Court, study tests value of diversity

If the justices take the case — a reasonably safe bet — affirmative action in higher education, which has survived several close calls at the court, will again be in peril.

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Supreme Court to consider death sentence in Boston Marathon bombing case

The bombings, near the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and injured 260, many of them grievously

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Supreme Court partly backs religious challenge to California virus restrictions

In the latest case, a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Francisco, refused to block the most severe restrictions in the case concerning the church in Chula…

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Can Twitter legally bar Trump? The first amendment says yes

And when Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump’s account Friday, his family and his supporters said similar things. “We are living Orwell’s 1984,” Donald Trump Jr. said — on Twitter. “…

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