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How the Supreme Court Ruling Will Impact Abortion Laws in the US
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the Texas law that imposed strict new requirements on abortion clinics in the state. The 5-3 decision in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will likely have sweeping implications for abortion regulations throughout the United States. What
Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Limits
The Supreme Court today struck down a Texas law that imposed significant restrictions on abortion clinics — a major victory for abortion rights activists and a blow to the campaign to limit the procedures. In a 5-to-3 decision, the justices struck down a law that set strict regulations governing
What the Supreme Court Ruling on University of Texas Admissions Means for Affirmative Action
The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of the University of Texas’ admissions plan, leaving in place the school’s affirmative action policy. In a 4-3 vote, the justices upheld the judgment of the court of appeals, which ruled in favor of allowing the university to use race as a factor in its
Supreme Court Upholds Texas College’s Affirmative Action Plan
The Supreme Court today upheld the University of Texas’ policy that takes race into account as a component of its admissions process. In a 4-3 vote, the justices upheld the judgment of the court of appeals, which ruled in favor of the state’s considering race in its admissions process. This case is
Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court Ruling on Affirmative Action
The Supreme Court today issued a major ruling on affirmative action, one centered on a program at the University of Texas that takes race into consideration as one factor of admissions.
The Big Cases Still to Be Decided at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is heading into the final days of the term. Between now and the end of the month the Court will weigh in on some major issues facing the country: abortion , affirmative action and immigration. The court — down to eight members since Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February —
Georgia Prisoner Gets Death Penalty Case Tossed 30 Years Later Arguing Discrimination
A black man who was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death by an all-white jury in Georgia, has successfully convinced the Supreme Court that the jury selection in his case was racially biased three decades later. The defendant, Timothy Foster, argued that the prosecution violated his
Merrick Garland: What to Know About Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee
President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Garland, a judicial moderate, currently serves as chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The announcement comes about a month after Justice Antonin Scalia ’s sudden death put the Supreme Court’s ideological
John Stamos Talks 'Fuller House'
The actor talks about starring in two shows, "Fuller House" and "Grandfathered."