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The Supreme Court is on defense: Justices speak out to calm growing dissatisfaction

The Supreme Court appears to be on a PR blitz following a string of controversial rulings. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday cautioned against “destroying our institutions because they don’t give us what we want, when we want it,” adding that the court is not swayed by its own political biases, as many critics…

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Court rules against officials in landmark Jakarta pollution case

Judges order President Joko Widodo and six other senior officials to take steps to clean up the capital’s filthy air.An Indonesian court has ruled that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials failed in their duty to ensure the people of Jakarta were able to breathe clean air, in a long-delayed ruling on a…

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Appeals Court Rules Florida’s Ban on School Mask Mandates Can Remain in Place

An appeals court ruled Friday that Florida may continue its ban on school mask mandates as a legal challenge continues to make its way through the courts.  This decision reverses that of a lower court judge, who put the ban on hold and allowed the state’s largest school districts to require face coverings, the New…

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High court rebuffs emergency appeal against Texas abortion ban

Washington A deeply divided Supreme Court is allowing a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, for now stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation’s second-largest state.The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others that sought to block enforcement of the…

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Supreme Court allows Texas abortion ban to take effect

New York A Texas ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy took effect early Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court did not act on an emergency request by abortion rights groups to block the law enabling the ban.If allowed to remain in force, the law would be the most dramatic restriction on abortion rights in…

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Court says Russia failed to examine 2009 death of activist Natalya Estemirova

Flowers are seen with a photo of journalist and human rights activist Natalya Estemirova in Moscow, Russia, on August 24, 2009, about a month after she was found dead. File Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/EPA Aug. 31 (UPI) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Russian authorities failed to properly investigate the death…

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Why is the Supreme Court rejecting executive authority over immigration?

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a brief order denying an application for a stay of a lower court’s ruling that President Joe BidenJoe BidenUS tells Americans to leave Kabul airport ‘immediately,’ citing ‘credible’ threat Britain, France to propose Kabul safe zone for people trying to flee Afghanistan Pollsters confront tough survey landscape after 2020…

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Supreme Court rolls back eviction protection. What’s the fallout?

Washington The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.The court’s action ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the United States who said they faced eviction in the next…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Biden Eviction Moratorium

The Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C., August 5, 2021 (Brent Buterbaugh/National Review) The Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium in a 6-3 decision on Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the moratorium earlier this month to cover counties with “high” or “substantial” coronavirus spread, which as of Wednesday…

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Why US appeals court upheld Dylann Roof’s death sentence

Richmond, Va. A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld Dylann Roof’s conviction and death sentence for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation, saying the legal record cannot even capture the “full horror” of what he did.A unanimous three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond…