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Supreme Court Allows Construction Of Border Wall To Continue

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision Friday that the Trump administration could continue building portions of the southern border wall using funds diverted from the Department of Defense. The ruling meant that the Supreme Court would not halt border wall projects that were challenged in 2019 and earlier this year, the Associated Press…

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Supreme Court allows border wall construction to continue

The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday declined to let lower court rulings go into effect that would stop the Trump administration from spending any more Pentagon money on the border wall.The court denied a request from the Sierra Club, which had said that unless the justices acted, the government would be able to finish work…

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Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration’s construction of portions of the border wall with Mexico following a recent lower court ruling that the administration improperly diverted money to the project.The court’s four liberal justices dissented, saying they would have prohibited construction while a court…

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18 States Ask Supreme Court to Uphold Mississippi 15-Week Abortion Ban

The attorneys general of 18 states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s law that bans abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. Citing “advances in science” that have led to significant changes since the 1973 landmark case in Roe v. Wade, the attorneys general take issue with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

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Supreme Court Rejects Nevada Church’s Challenge to Coronavirus Restrictions

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) In a 5-4 decision Friday, the Supreme Court denied a request from a Nevada church to block enforcement of state restrictions on attendance at religious services due to the coronavirus pandemic. The church argued that the policy, which limited in-person church attendance to 50 people, violated…

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Supreme Court to Delay Arguments on Obamacare Case Until After Election

The Supreme Court gave Trump and his party a small gift before ending the current term. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images The term of the United States Supreme Court that just concluded was generally not a fun-fest for Republicans who expected more from their 5-4 conservative majority on the bench. Decisions affirming coverage of…

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Actually, the Supreme Court Just Gave Congress a Big Win

Keep in mind that, for purposes of the Vance matter, there exists a vast body of case law governing challenges to grand jury subpoenas that can be brought to bear on the Manhattan District Attorney’s information request. Like any litigant, the accounting firm that received the subpoena can try to argue that it was brought…

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Is the US supreme court having a liberal moment? Don’t be so sure, experts say

To an outside observer, it might seem like the US supreme court is having a liberal moment, mostly thanks to one justice. Chief Justice John Roberts – the court’s swing vote – surprised many this term by siding with the court’s left-leaning bloc and casting the deciding vote in two of the most high-stakes cases,…

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Supreme Court gives NY prosecutor a landmark legal victory

Supreme Court gives NY prosecutor a landmark legal victory 1 of 3 FILE – In this April 18, 2017, file photo Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. arrives to talk to reporters in New York. The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, July 9, 2020, that Vance can obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns for…

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What the latest Supreme Court rulings mean for Trump — and future presidents

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Manhattan district attorney can obtain President Trump’s tax returns. The justices sent a question on House subpoenas for presidential financial records back to a lower court but rejected arguments that the president is immune from investigation. John Yang reports, and Judy Woodruff talks to former Justice Department officials…