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Supreme Court rejects Trump-era ban on gun bump stocks

The Supreme Court ruled that a "bump stock" attachment does not turn a semiautomatic rifle into a "machine gun," as prohibited by federal law.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court rejects Trump-era ban on gun bump stocks
June 14, 2024 at 11:40 PM

Supreme Court breathes new life into gun bump stocks

America's highest court handed down a 6-3 decision to strike down a federal ban on gun bump stocks. ABC News' Devin Dwyer has a report on the fallout from the ruling.
June 14, 2024 at 11:40 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court breathes new life into gun bump stocks
June 14, 2024 at 11:39 PM

Supreme Court overturns federal ban on gun bump stocks

Plus, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to rake in billions of dollars with his pay package.
June 14, 2024 at 11:39 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court overturns federal ban on gun bump stocks
June 14, 2024 at 7:55 PM

Supreme Court strikes down ban on bump stocks

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Trump-era ban on firearm bump stocks in 6-3 decision.
June 14, 2024 at 7:55 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court strikes down ban on bump stocks
June 14, 2024 at 5:51 PM

A Supreme Court abortion ruling that voters will be happy about

538's polling column examines Americans' opinion on access to the abortion medication mifepristone, the economy and threats to democracy, Pride month and polling itself.
June 14, 2024 at 5:51 PM
Welcome to Pollapalooza, 538's roundup of the latest polls.
June 14, 2024 at 4:04 PM

Supreme Court invalidates Trump-era ban on bump stocks

The Supreme Court on Friday invalidated a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, ruling the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives exceeded its authority.
June 14, 2024 at 4:04 PM
The Supreme Court on Friday invalidated a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, ruling the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives exceeded its authority.
June 14, 2024 at 3:20 PM

Supreme Court invalidates ban on firearm bump stocks

The court ruled 6-3 that the Trump administration did not follow federal law when it reversed course and banned bump stocks after a gunman in Las Vegas attacked a music festival in 2017.
June 14, 2024 at 3:20 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court invalidates ban on firearm bump stocks
June 14, 2024 at 2:48 PM

SCOTUS unanimously strikes down legal challenge to abortion drug

The case threatened to restrict Mifepristone, a widely used abortion pill. Our panel reacts to the ruling and discusses what this might mean in the future.
June 14, 2024 at 2:48 PM
VIDEO:  SCOTUS unanimously strikes down legal challenge to abortion drug
June 14, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Supreme Court decides against attempt to restrict access to abortion pill

In a move that will preserve nationwide access, SCOTUS ruled that doctors do not have the legal right to sue over the FDA's regulation of the drug. Georgetown's Michele Goodwin joins the show.
June 14, 2024 at 2:47 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court decides against attempt to restrict access to abortion pill
June 14, 2024 at 2:46 PM

Supreme Court protects access to abortion medication

The widely used abortion pill mifepristone will remain available across the U.S. after a unanimous Supreme Court ruling.
June 14, 2024 at 2:46 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court protects access to abortion medication
June 13, 2024 at 5:46 PM

Supreme Court ruling allows abortion pills to remain on the market

A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday allows abortion pill mifepristone to remain on store shelves. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., discusses efforts to protect access to IVF and the recent ruling.
June 13, 2024 at 5:46 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court ruling allows abortion pills to remain on the market
June 13, 2024 at 5:43 PM

Supreme Court maintains availability of abortion drug mifepristone

The U.S. Supreme Court preserved access to the widely used abortion drug mifepristone. ABC News' Terry Moran, Kate Shaw, Rachel Scott, and Devin Dwyer report.
June 13, 2024 at 5:43 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court maintains availability of abortion drug mifepristone
June 13, 2024 at 5:23 PM

Here's what to know about abortion pill mifepristone after Supreme Court decision

After the Supreme Court decision striking down a legal challenge to mifepristone, here's what to know about the abortion pill.
June 13, 2024 at 5:23 PM
A pro-abortion rights activist holds a box of mifepristone during a rally in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2024, in Washington, DC.
June 13, 2024 at 5:11 PM

Biden says 'fight for reproductive freedom continues' despite SCOTUS ruling

President Joe Biden reminded voters that the fight for women's reproductive freedom is not over despite the Supreme Court's ruling on mifepristone.
June 13, 2024 at 5:11 PM
President Joe Biden speaks at a "Reproductive Freedom Campaign Rally" at George Mason University, Jan. 23, 2024, in Manassas, Va.
June 13, 2024 at 2:57 PM

Supreme Court unanimously strikes down legal challenge to abortion pill mifepristone

The justices said plaintiffs had no legal standing to sue.
June 13, 2024 at 2:57 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court unanimously strikes down legal challenge to abortion pill mifepristone
June 12, 2024 at 12:23 AM

2 Supreme Court justices had no comment about woman posing as conservative

Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and John Roberts had no comment after a woman posing as a conservative Catholic secretly recorded them at a black-tie event last week.
June 12, 2024 at 12:23 AM
VIDEO: 2 Supreme Court justices had no comment about woman posing as conservative
June 11, 2024 at 9:30 PM

Alito, in secret recording, apparently agrees nation needs to return to 'godliness'

A liberal filmmaker, posing as a conservative, recorded him at a private event.
June 11, 2024 at 9:30 PM
In this March 7, 2019 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito testifies about the court's budget during a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee in Washington.
June 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Secret recordings of 2 Supreme Court justices released

A filmmaker posing as a conservative Christian allegedly recorded Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts at a black-tie event in an apparent attempt to engage them in culture wars.
June 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM
VIDEO: Secret recordings of 2 Supreme Court justices released
June 11, 2024 at 1:32 PM

Justices heard on secret recordings

Justice Samuel Alito was heard in a secret recording appearing to suggest a compromise between the political right and left might be impossible. ABC News' Andrew Dymburt reports.
June 11, 2024 at 1:32 PM
VIDEO:  Justices heard on secret recordings
June 8, 2024 at 6:25 PM

Supreme Court Justices disclose finances

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas publicly acknowledging for the first time that luxury vacations he took that were paid for by a Republican billionaire.
June 8, 2024 at 6:25 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justices disclose finances
June 8, 2024 at 12:30 AM

Clarence Thomas officially discloses 2019 trips paid for by Harlan Crow

For the first time, Justice Clarence Thomas formally discloses billionaire GOP donor Harlan Crow paid for his trips to Bali, Indonesia and the Bohemian Grove club in California.
June 8, 2024 at 12:30 AM
VIDEO: Clarence Thomas officially discloses 2019 trips paid for by Harlan Crow
June 7, 2024 at 8:14 PM

Justice Jackson reports a $900,000 book advance and tickets from Beyoncé

Justice Clarence Thomas is belatedly acknowledging more travel paid for by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, while several colleagues reported six-figure payments as part of book deals
June 7, 2024 at 8:14 PM
FILE - Members of the Supreme Court sit for a new group portrait following the addition of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Bottom row, from left, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
June 7, 2024 at 6:25 PM

Clarence Thomas formally discloses trips paid for by Harlan Crow in new filings

Justice Clarence Thomas has formally disclosed for the first time 2019 trips paid for his friend and billionaire Harlan Crow in new financial disclosure reports.
June 7, 2024 at 6:25 PM
In this April 23, 2021 file photo, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington.
June 1, 2024 at 12:20 AM

Texas Supreme Court rejects legal challenge to state abortion ban

In a unanimous decision, the court rejected a lawsuit filed by a group of women who say they were denied medically-necessary abortions in Texas, risking their health, fertility and even their lives.
June 1, 2024 at 12:20 AM
VIDEO: Texas Supreme Court rejects legal challenge to state abortion ban
May 31, 2024 at 1:08 PM

Alito wanted wife to lower flag but won't publicly concede optics problem: ANALYSIS

He claims he and his wife were unaware of its association with Jan. 6.
May 31, 2024 at 1:08 PM
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., left, and his wife Martha-Ann Alito, pay their respects at the casket of Reverend Billy Graham at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Feb. 28, 2018.
May 30, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Roberts rejects Democrats' call to discuss Alito's refusal to recuse over flags flap

Justice Alito is rejecting calls for his recusal from cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the 2020 election after recent controversies.
May 30, 2024 at 7:33 PM
Chief Justice John Roberts sits during a group photo of the Justices, at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2021.
May 30, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rejects calls to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases

Two flags associated with the insurrection were pictured flying outside of Alito’s homes. The Supreme Court justice said he had nothing to do with the flags.
May 30, 2024 at 4:16 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rejects calls to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases
May 30, 2024 at 2:11 PM

Supreme Court Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases

Samuel Alito is rejecting a request from congressional Democrats to recuse himself in two cases related to Jan. 6 after pictures surfaced of two controversial flags flying outside his homes.
May 30, 2024 at 2:11 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Alito refuses to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases
May 23, 2024 at 8:16 PM

SCOTUS says South Carolina election map doesn't impermissibly exclude Black voters

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Republican-drawn South Carolina congressional district, saying it was not the result of racial gerrymandering.
May 23, 2024 at 8:16 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen, April 23, 2024, in Washington.
May 23, 2024 at 4:34 PM

Supreme Court rejects racial gerrymandering claim in South Carolina

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that no racial gerrymandering was acknowledged in South Carolina.
May 23, 2024 at 4:34 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court rejects racial gerrymandering claim in South Carolina
May 23, 2024 at 12:22 PM

Photos of 2nd flag outside Alito’s house raise questions

The New York Times published images of a pine tree flag outside Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s New Jersey beach home last summer, which was also carried by some Pro-Trump supporters on Jan. 6.
May 23, 2024 at 12:22 PM
VIDEO: Photos of 2nd flag outside Alito’s house raise questions
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Justice Alito upside-down flag incident raises concerns about judicial bias

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas and New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor report on the latest on “This Week.”
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VIDEO: Justice Alito upside-down flag incident raises concerns about judicial bias
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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flag controversy

The New York Times obtained a photo of an American flag flying upside down reportedly at Alito's home in the days after the Jan. 6 riot.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flag controversy
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Justice Alito facing criticism for a 2021 photo of a flag outside his home

The New York Times published a photo of the conservative Supreme Court justice's home with the American flag flying upside down in January 2021, shortly after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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VIDEO: Justice Alito facing criticism for a 2021 photo of a flag outside his home
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Flag seen flying upside down at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home

Photos published in The New York Times show an upside-down American flag flying outside Justice Alito’s home days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
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Flag seen flying upside down at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home
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Ethics expert weighs in on Justice Alito upside-down flag report

Hofstra University law professor James Sample reacts to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito saying he was not involved in putting up an upside-down flag outside his home in January of 2021.
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VIDEO:Justice Alito blames wife for upside-down flag at home in 2021
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Photo of upside-down flag at Justice Samuel Alito's house raises concerns: Report

"I had no involvement whatsoever in the flying of the flag," Justice Alito said.
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In this April 23, 2021, file photo, associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
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7 decades since Brown v. Board of Education, how diverse are US schools?

It has been 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but an ABC data analysis shows that racial demographics still vary significantly in the U.S. education system.
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Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, 1954.
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Remembering a forgotten case in historic Brown v. Board ruling

Nathaniel Briggs, the son of two plaintiffs whose case became part of Brown v. Board, recalls his family’s sacrifice.
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VIDEO: Remembering a forgotten case in historic Brown v. Board ruling
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Supreme Court Justice Alito under fire for 2021 picture of flag outside home

The New York Times published a photo of the conservative justice’s home with the American flag flying upside down in January 2021, just a little over a week after the Jan. 6 attack.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Alito under fire for 2021 picture of flag outside home
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Supreme Court upholds the manner in which the CFPB is funded

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created by Congress after the 2008 financial crash to protect consumers from predatory or deceptive practices by banks and other financial institutions.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds the manner in which the CFPB is funded
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Supreme Court upholds funding structure for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The court's decision is a major victory for the Biden administration and Democrats who have championed the independent agency as a bulwark against corporate financial abuses after the 2008 crash.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds funding structure for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Supreme Court upholds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in major win for Biden

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling upholding the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a key consumer watchdog and banking regulator.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen, April 25, 2024, in Washington.
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Georgia Supreme Court candidate defends statements on reproductive rights

Former Democratic Rep. John Barrow joins the show to discuss breaking Georgia’s judicial code of conduct and his attempt to take sitting Justice Andrew Pinson’s spot on the Supreme Court..
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VIDEO: Georgia Supreme Court candidate defends statements on reproductive rights
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Incumbent Georgia Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson defends record amid election

With former Democratic Rep. John Barrow vying to unseat sitting Justice Andrew Pinson, this race could be one of the most competitive and expensive yet. Pinson joins the show.
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VIDEO: Incumbent Georgia Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson defends record amid election
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Justice Stephen Breyer's blunt message to Supreme Court conservatives: 'Slow down'

As the Supreme Court prepares to release major rulings in a historic series of cases, retired Justice Stephen Breyer pulls back the curtain on the embattled institution.
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Retired Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer sits down with ABC News Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer for a wide-ranging interview on his new book, "Reading the Constitution: Why I Chose Pragmatism, Not Textualism."
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'Surprising' and 'disturbing': Legal experts react to SCOTUS on Trump immunity case

Legal experts weigh in on the "surprising" arguments at the Supreme Court on Donald Trump's claim of presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.
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This artist sketch depicts Michael Dreeben, counselor to Special Counsel Jack Smith as he argues before the Supreme Court in Washington, Apr. 25, 2024.
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Supreme Court hears Trump’s claim on ‘absolute immunity’

ABC News’ Aaron Katersky reports on the latest developments from Donald Trump’s hush money trial on “This Week.”
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VIDEO: Supreme Court hears Trump’s claim on ‘absolute immunity’
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Could a president stage a coup? And 9 more key moments from Trump's immunity hearing

Here are 10 key moments and exchanges from Trump's immunity hearing before the Supreme Court
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Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, GA, April 10, 2024.
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Supreme Court justices discuss Trump’s presidential immunity claim

ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran discusses potential outcomes in historic Trump SCOTUS hearing.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court justices discuss Trump’s presidential immunity claim