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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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.

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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