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Chief justice calls for probe of leaked draft opinion on abortion, says breach is ‘egregious’

Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday called for an investigation into the leak of a draft opinion that would overrule the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, calling the unprecedented breach egregious’. → Read More

American Bar Association panel rates Ketanji Brown Jackson well qualified for Supreme Court

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary told senators Thursday that it has unanimously concluded that Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is well qualified to serve on the high court, giving her a glowing evaluation. → Read More

Judge Jackson makes early overtures to Republicans during confirmation hearing

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson told senators Monday that she believes the Constitution grants a “limited” role to judges, kicking off her Supreme Court confirmation hearing with an early overture to Republicans who will decide how difficult a path she has to the high court. → Read More

11 states push back, file lawsuit to halt Biden’s private employer COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Eleven states filed a lawsuit Friday against President Biden’s decision requiring large private businesses to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for their employees or pay for regular testing. → Read More

Biden’s private employer COVID-19 vaccine mandate unprecedented, legal scholars say

Republican attorneys general and a conservative news site are fighting President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers, a government mandate that legal scholars say is unprecedented. → Read More

Daily Wire challenges Biden’s private employer COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Daily Wire, a conservative news site, is challenging the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers by suing in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the company announced Thursday. → Read More

Missouri AG to sue Biden administration over private employer COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced plans to file a lawsuit on Friday against the Biden administration over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers. → Read More

Supreme Court poised to bolster Second Amendment, right to carry

The Supreme Court split along ideological lines during a hearing Wednesday on a case involving the right to carry a firearm outside the home -- the first major Second Amendment challenge before the high court in more than a decade. → Read More

Joe Biden announces new round of judicial nominees; White House touts diversity

President Biden announced a new wave of judicial nominees on Wednesday, days after the Senate confirmed one of his nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, flipping the federal appeals court to a majority of Democratic-appointed judges. → Read More

Biden flips 2nd Circuit to majority Democratic with confirmation of lesbian judge

The Senate confirmed the first openly lesbian judge to a federal circuit court on Monday, flipping the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit to a majority of Democrat-appointed judges. → Read More

Texas abortion law could lead to deluge of Supreme Court challenges to Constitution: Biden admin

The Biden administration warned the Supreme Court on Monday of an avalanche of state laws seeking to challenge federal constitutional rights, should the justices leave in place Texas' new law banning most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. → Read More

Supreme Court won’t hear New York abortion funding case

The Supreme Court announced Monday it would not hear a challenge against New York’s requirement that employers provide abortion coverage with health insurance plans. → Read More

Supreme Court won’t hear Catholic hospital challenge to transgender surgery

The Supreme Court announced Monday it would not hear a challenge over a Catholic hospital declining to provide transgender surgery, leaving in place the lower court’s ruling in favor of the transgender man. → Read More

Supreme Court upholds Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, declining to halt its enforcement with a 6-3 ruling. → Read More

Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA power plant rules

The Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear a challenge from a group of red states, led by West Virginia, against Environmental Protection Agency rules aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. → Read More

Oklahoma resumes executions after legal fight contesting state’s three-drug cocktail

An Oklahoma man was put to death Thursday after the Supreme Court lifted a stay of execution issued by a lower court over his challenge to Oklahoma’s three-drug cocktail for putting him to death. → Read More

DOJ previews Supreme Court arguments against Texas abortion law

President Biden's Justice Department argued in court papers Wednesday that the Supreme Court must allow Texas officials to be sued for banning women from obtaining abortions in the Lone Star State after a fetal heartbeat is detected. → Read More

Six in 10 judges support term limits for Supreme Court, study finds

An informal survey published this month by the National Judicial College suggests that most judges support term limits for Supreme Court justices. → Read More

Joe Biden vaccine mandate challenged by military members, federal workers

Members of the military, federal workers and government contractors have filed a class action against President Biden's federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing they have not been afforded religious exemptions -- or had those honored -- for the shots. → Read More

LGBTQ advocates renew challenges to religious foster care programs

LGBTQ advocates are issuing challenges to Christian foster care programs by targeting their government funding -- and suing the federal government -- in a gambit that could involve the Supreme Court, which sided with a Catholic foster program earlier this year. → Read More