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SCOTUS Upholds Ruling Allowing School To Bar American Flag Clothing On Cinco De Mayo

The Supreme Court let stand an appeals court ruling that a school didn’t violate students’ rights when it barred them from wearing American flags on Cinco de Mayo. The court declined to hear an appeal filed by three students at Live Oak High School in the town of Morgan Hill, south of San Francisco. School staff […]

The Court has traditional allowed school protests that did not lead to “substantial disruption.” It would be odd for them to deny students’ rights to wear American flag shirts. On Friday, the justices met to decide on hearing a case asking whether a school official’s fear of violence justified disciplining students for wearing American flags […]

Mike Huckabee should be trying to preserve the current Supreme Court, which leans right, and the right has benefited from a number of 5-4 decisions. But Huckabee needs to break through, and this is getting him some attention. …Huckabee called for “the imposition of term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices, saying that the nation’s […]

The case will be argued before the Supreme Court on free speech grounds. The nine justices will hear a one-hour oral argument in a case that raises the issue of how states can allow or reject politically divisive messages on license plates without violating free speech rights. States can generate revenue by allowing outside groups […]

The backlash could be extremely damaging to the GOP. A plaintiff victory would bring Republicans the closest to repealing the Affordable Care Act. But the party has begun to fret about the fallout from King v. Burwell, fearing the sudden loss of subsidies could put pressure on lawmakers and governors to restore them. The loss of […]

The Supreme Court hears the latest challenge to Obamacare this week.  The consequences of a decision (which won’t come until June) are stark: As a result, the elimination of the subsidies would destabilize the individual insurance markets in states not running their own marketplaces. Under the ACA, insurers would still be required to guarantee access […]

That’s how many women will finally be enough sitting on the Supreme Court, says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week discussed her experience as a woman trying to break into the law profession during a speech at Georgetown University, where she determined just how many women she thinks should […]

The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a Muslim inmate in Arkansas can have a beard for religious reasons. The court’s decision in a case about religious liberty stands in contrast to the Hobby Lobby case that bitterly divided the justices in June over whether family-owned corporations could mount religious objections to paying for women’s contraceptives […]

Up until now, the Supremos have been assiduously avoiding the issue — so the unexpected announcement that they are taking up the issue is a huge deal: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. The court’s announcement made it likely that it […]

The U.S. Supreme Court will announce whether it will consider legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide as early as January. Supreme Court justices are to meet privately Jan. 9 to debate whether to review five marriage equality appeals, according to an update Tuesday of the court’s online docket. If the justices take on one of the five […]

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