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In a split decision, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that former US presidents are immune from criminal prosecution for actions taken within their constitutional purview, thus clearing a path for Donald Trump to challenge a federal indictment accusing him of conspiring to sabotage the 2020 elections. The case, US v. Trump, centers on the former [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Friday in a 6-3 decision to allow cities to enforce bans on homeless encampments even when shelter space is unavailable. In City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson, the plaintiffs filed a class action on behalf of the homeless population living in Grants Pass, alleging that the city’s ordinances against [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday declined to block access to emergency abortion services in Idaho. In Moyle v. US, the Supreme Court was asked to determine whether a federal law—the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)—would preempt Idaho’s near-total abortion ban. Under EMTALA, any hospital that receives federal Medicare funding must provide [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a controversial provision in Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan that would have shielded members of its former owners from lawsuits related to the opioid crisis. Prior to Purdue’s bankruptcy declaration in 2019, it had been owned by the Sacklers, one of the countries wealthiest families. The Sacklers attempted [...]

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JURIST Editorial Director Ingrid Burke Friedman contributed to this report. In a decision that fell along starkly partisan lines, the US Supreme Court reversed the bribery conviction of former Portage, Indiana mayor James Snyder on Wednesday. The case, Snyder v. United States, involves James Snyder, the former mayor of Portage, Indiana. Snyder was convicted under 18 U.S.C. [...]

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The US Supreme Court struck down a bump stock ban Friday enacted in 2018 following a deadly mass shooting in California. In a 6-3 vote, the court held that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) exceeded its authority in enacting the bump stock ban. The case known as Garland v. Cargill was [...]

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Justice Alito delivered the 6-3 majority opinion in the case Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, released on Thursday, which concluded race did not impermissibly exclude Black voters. South Carolina District 1 was redrawn following the previous census. The Republican led legislature redrew District 1 with the goal of increasing Republican votes. [...]

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