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Past articles by John:

Student debt: Why Biden's backup plan may wind up in trouble again at the Supreme Court

Biden rolled out a Plan B after the Supreme Court struck down his $400 billion effort to forgive student debt. The new plan may also draw lawsuits. → Read More

Supreme Court term takes hard right turn in student loan, affirmative action cases

The Supreme Court's final rulings will leave it positioned as a lightning rod despite other outcomes in which the justices found common ground. → Read More

Supreme Court backs web developer who didn't want to create same-sex wedding sites

The Supreme Court case was centered on a Colorado law that bars business owners from turning away customers based on their sexual orientation. → Read More

Biden says he will explore new path to forgive student loans after Supreme Court defeat

President Biden said he will pursue canceling student loan debt through an alternative legal authority after his defeat in the Supreme Court. → Read More

Read the decision: Supreme Court blocks use of affirmative action at Harvard, UNC

Complete text shows how the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action admission policies used by Harvard and the University of North Carolina. → Read More

What to know: A breakdown of the Supreme Court's affirmative action decision

The Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling will have widespread reverberations across the U.S. for colleges and companies. → Read More

Supreme Court blocks use of race in Harvard, UNC admissions in blow to diversity efforts

Members of the Supreme Court's conservative majority, including Chief Justice John Roberts, had long signaled skepticism about affirmative action. → Read More

Supreme Court backs Christian who wanted Sundays off in ruling that may affect employers

The case has been called one of the most wide-reaching religious liberty cases in a roughly half a century. → Read More

Stalking or free speech? Critics say Supreme Court just made it harder to stop stalkers

Billy Counterman sent hundreds of messages to a singer/songwriter on Facebook. The question for the Supreme Court: Were the messages protected speech? → Read More

Supreme Court rejects GOP call for unchecked power for state legislatures in US elections

In a win for voting rights groups, the court rejected the North Carolina GOP argument that state lawmakers should have wide power over election rules. → Read More

Supreme Court hands Biden a narrow win on immigration enforcement plan

The Supreme Court case focused on how much power a president has to choose which immigrants in the US illegally are prioritized for deportation. → Read More

Should Trump-allied lawyers be punished for 2020 election suits? The jury is still out.

Years after courts dismissed a flood of lawsuits aimed at reversing the election, the fight over the lawyers who filed those suits remains. → Read More

Summer of 'luxury junkets'? Senate Dems press Supreme Court to shore up ethics this month

The hearing was the latest Democrats held in response to a series of stories about luxury travel Justice Clarence Thomas accepted from a GOP donor. → Read More

Guns for domestic abusers? Skirts at school? A look at what may be next at the Supreme Court

As the Supreme Court wraps up its term this month, the justices will also make decisions about the next one. Here are some of the cases in play. → Read More

First female Muslim federal judge in US history confirmed by the Senate

Nusrat Choudhury, a former American Civil Liberties Union attorney, was confirmed for a spot on the federal bench on 50-49 mostly party line vote. → Read More

Supreme Court sides with tribes, Biden in battle over Native American adoptions

Before the Indian Child Welfare Act, hundreds of thousands of Native children were removed from their homes, sometimes placed in boarding schools. → Read More

Happy Loving Day. Here's how Richard and Mildred Loving upended interracial marriage bans

In a decision celebrated every June 12 as Loving Day, the Supreme Court ruled that bans on interracial marriage violated the Fourteenth Amendment. → Read More

'Shockwaves.' How a Supreme Court decision on Alabama could 'shake up' the 2024 election

The Supreme Court's decision smacking down Alabama's congressional districts is likely to reverberate into other states and the 2024 election. → Read More

'Trump too small.' A small slight from Marco Rubio makes its way into Supreme Court case

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a trademark dispute from a man who sought to register the words "Trump too small" for t-shirts. → Read More

LGBTQ vs. Religion: How a gay guidance counselor's firing could affect millions of workers

Shelly Fitzgerald was fired from a Catholic school after officials learned she married a woman. How her case could affect other LGBTQ workers. → Read More