Justice Samuel Alito briefly stayed a ruling from a federal judge that would have forced some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while U.S. officials considered their cases.
Democrats and voting rights groups say they can no longer count on the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to serve as a backstop for preventing racially discriminatory voting restrictions.
The chief justice’s power waned, and the three Trump justices grew more influential. The term ended with an exclamation point, with the court imposing new limits on the Voting Rights Act.
In the term so far, including two major decisions on Thursday, the court’s expanded conservative majority is fractured and its liberals are often on the winning side.
Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled.
The justices struggled to determine how the First Amendment applies to public schools’ power to punish students for social media posts and other off-campus speech.
The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.
In a dissent, two conservative justices invite a case to overturn a precedent on religion in the workplace that they dislike.
Taking their cue from Trump, they are going all out to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.
The court has said that the police need no warrants to enter the homes of fleeing felons. Does that exception also apply to people suspected of minor crimes?
In dissent, three justices said the court should have used the case to provide guidance in future elections.
The governor had ordered all of the state’s K-12 schools, whether public or private, to close temporarily to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The conservative justice’s pointed remarks, which he made in a speech to the Federalist Society, reflected thoughts he has expressed in his opinions.
Will we see a cohesive conservative alliance? Or a disparate group of conservative justices?
Many of us thought gays and lesbians had won the marriage battle. Maybe not.
If confirmed, she may soon have to reconcile her Catholic morality and the law over a death penalty case.
A federal judge, citing the pandemic, had suspended a federal requirement that women seeking medication abortions pick up a pill in person.
The fight over limits on church attendance divides the justices.
The justices reiterated that no president is above the law, but voters still won’t see his taxes before November.
We’ll soon find out whether the court inflames the culture wars or cools them as its term winds down.
Only some queer people get married, but almost all of them work.
The Supreme Court says you can’t be fired for being gay or transgender.
The polarization roiling the country has the Supreme Court in its grip.
Evidence from recent Supreme Court arguments suggests that the chief justice, like most people, may have ideological and gender blind spots.
The cases are the latest in a series the court has had before it considering the relationship between church and state.
Separate opinions in a case show nine justices pursuing agendas far removed from the dispute at hand.