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With student loan forgiveness program struck down, borrowers brace for impact

Jul 3, 2023
Some of those who owe the least could be among the most affected.
Protestors demonstrate in front of the White House after the Supreme Court struck down Biden's student debt forgiveness plan.
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Race-based affirmative action at colleges is over. Now what?

Jun 30, 2023
Some schools might weigh socio-economic status more heavily. Others could consider reducing legacy admits
Colleges are thinking about how they can maintain diverse student populations without race-based affirmative action.
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What the Supreme Court's ruling means for religious accommodation at work

Jun 30, 2023
The decision says that employers must accommodate employees’ religious observances, unless doing so imposes a 'substantial' burden on their business operations.
The case involved postal worker Gerald Groff, an evangelical Christian who requested Sundays off to attend church.
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"American companies are going to have to work harder": How today's affirmative action ruling puts U.S. companies at a disadvantage

Jun 29, 2023
Peter Blair Henry, Dean Emeritus of NYU's business school, explains how today's ruling will affect corporate performance.
Supporters of affirmative action protest near the U.S. Supreme Court on June 29.
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The economic impact of SCOTUS upholding the Indian Child Welfare Act

Jun 16, 2023
The challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act was also seen as a challenge to tribes’ political sovereignty.
The Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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Supreme Court hears case on Navajo Nation water rights

Mar 20, 2023
Amid regional efforts to conserve the Colorado River's flow, the U.S. government argues it has no duty to enforce Navajo water rights.
At the Supreme Court on Monday, the federal government acknowledged the Navajo Nation’s water right but argued that it has no duty to enforce that right.
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Biden's student loan forgiveness plan goes before the Supreme Court

Feb 28, 2023
At issue is if the president has the authority to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student debt for some 43 million borrowers.
President Biden's signature student-debt policy is now in the hands of the nine justices.

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A Supreme Court case involving Google raises questions about how tech manages content

Feb 21, 2023
The case centers on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields tech platforms from legal liability over third-party content.
People wait outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday to listen to oral arguments in Gonzalez v. Google, a case that could force YouTube to invest more in content moderation.
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Supreme Court to hear challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act — and a lot is at stake

Nov 7, 2022
The Indian Child Welfare Act sought to address a history of cultural dispossession. Now, it's being threatened by a Supreme Court case.
Clarisse Harris, a foster parent to Native children, was raised before the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Now, the ICWA — which helped facilitate those placements — is in legal peril. 
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When is "fair use" fair? In Warhol copyright case, Supreme Court could offer new answers.

Oct 7, 2022
An upcoming case could redefine how artists make art and whether they get paid for it.
Was Andy Warhol's use of Lynn Goldsmith's Prince photo fair use? The Supreme Court will weigh in.
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