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For decades, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has held a somewhat lonely place on the court’s conservative fringe. He was prolific in his opinions, but often alone, leading an idiosyncratic path. However, during the term that ended last week, he seems to have become an increasingly central figure. The court’s new conservative 6-3 qualified …

For the first time in a generation, there are six Conservative Supreme Court justices. Over time, this sextet will gradually push the Court to the right. Yet three of them are already sounding the alarm bells. Twice this quarter, Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch have warned that Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy …

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 …