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As rulings have been handed down over the past month, some Supreme Court observers have concluded that the dreaded Trump-weighted hyper-conservative tribunal is proving to be a kinder, gentler center-right body instead. Do not believe it. Where some saw hints of moderation in the initial rulings of this term, closer examination shows a basis for …

The US Supreme Court dismissed a case challenging the defamation protections for journalists and media enshrined Friday in a landmark 1964 ruling. However, the dissenting opinions of Tory Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch have called into question the rationale for continued use of these legal protections. The opinions of conservative judges signaled recognition of …

WASHINGTON — When Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump, Democrats described her as a threat to the protection of health care and Republicans saw her as a conservative who would fulfill their desire to see the court turn sharply to the right. In her first tenure on the …

“Every time a new judge comes to the Supreme Court,” Justice Byron White used to say, “it’s a different court.” Campaigners expected this to be especially true when Judge Amy Coney Barrett arrived last year. Left-wing pressure group Demand Justice has denounced the candidate for succession to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “a militant far-right …

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia involved a religious adoption and fostering agency that refused to provide services to married same-sex couples. The agency’s denial of services was based on the religious beliefs of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which runs the agency. Due to the denial of services to same-sex married couples, Philadelphia canceled …

On August 3, 1982, Georgia Constable Keith Torick entered Michael Hardwick’s bedroom at 3 a.m. to serve a warrant for a $ 50 offense. Throwing a bottle of beer in a trash can outside a gay bar, resulting in a public charge of alcohol consumption. When Torick entered Hardwick’s room, Hardwick was having sex with …

Demonstrators clash with police while protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis policeman Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Getty Images The United States Supreme Court on Monday revived a lawsuit brought by the parents of a homeless man who died in Missouri custody, which accused police officers of using excessive …

A pedestrian passes the seal of the Federal Housing Finance Agency in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg News President Biden fired Mark Calabria, director of the Trump Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), immediately after the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that he could. While Mr. Calabria’s sacking is bad news for taxpayers, the decision …

With the backing of Democrats and Republicans, Candace Jackson-Akiwumi was confirmed Thursday to sit on the United States Court of Appeals in the 7th Circuit. Before its confirmation, all judges of this federal court were white. The highly influential American courts of appeal, or circuit courts, sit directly below the Supreme Court and serve as …

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – Police do not have unlimited power to enter a home without a warrant when pursuing a person suspected of a minor felony, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a case involving a Californian motorist driven from his home by an officer for honking his horn while listening …