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SCOTUS weighs policy on policing homeless people amid a national housing shortage

Apr 22, 2024
The justices will debate if enforcing a public camping ban in Grants Pass, Oregon, violated the Eighth Amendment.
Communities are grappling with how to address record-high homelessness across the country.
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Supreme Court session opens with a challenge to federal regulators' powers

Oct 2, 2023
The doctrine instructs courts to defer to federal agencies on details where the law is unclear, so long as that guidance is “reasonable."
In its new term that began Monday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could change the role federal agencies play in interpreting laws.
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As student loan repayments are set to restart, the Education Department looks to ease the transition

Jul 3, 2023
For one thing: the first year after payments restart, borrowers who fall behind won’t be penalized.
Student loan borrowers demand President Biden use "Plan B" to cancel student debt Immediately at a rally outside of the Supreme Court on June 30, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
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New federal law seeks to protect pregnant workers

Here’s what you need to know about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Gillian Thomas, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Women's Rights Project, tells us what the new law covers.
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Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA, for now

Jun 18, 2020
But the Supreme Court’s decision today was narrow. The Trump administration or Congress could renew efforts to end the program.
DACA activists celebrate in front of the Supreme Court after the court rejected President Donald Trump's effort to rescind the program.
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Supreme Court ruling gives LGBTQ educators protections at public and many private schools

Jun 16, 2020
Religious schools are likely to be exempt from anti-discrimination protections under the new ruling.
Until now, LGBTQ teachers in more than half of U.S. states have had little or no legal protection from employment discrimination.
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Supreme Court ruling prohibits workplace discrimination against LGBTQ people

Jun 15, 2020
It had been legal to fire someone for being gay or transgender, deepening economic disparities.
An activist holds a Pride Flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday after the Court ruled LGBTQ people cannot be fired for their sexual orientation.
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Supreme Court to decide if gay and transgender workers are protected by Civil Rights Act

Apr 24, 2019
Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog talks about three cases and the workplaces involved.

Brett Kavanaugh and the missing women on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Sep 26, 2018
Fundamental questions about workplace diversity and privilege are playing out in Congress as the Judiciary Committee meets to consider the Supreme Court nomination.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in by Chuck Grassley, rear, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during his confirmation hearing to be an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 4.