The Supreme Court

The Death Penalty

Supreme Court conservatives are skeptical on spiritual advisers in death chamber

Posted on · The subject has, at times, divided the court's conservative majority and it has also at times embarrassed the court, as minority religious advisers have sometimes been excluded from the chamber.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on a sunny day on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday June 16, 2021.
A demonstrator holds a sign in support of the Affordable Care Act in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last November. On Thursday, the justices did just that.

Health & Science

Obamacare Wins For The 3rd Time At The Supreme Court

Posted on · The 7-2 decision threw out the challenge to the law, saying Texas and other objecting GOP-dominated states were not required to pay anything under the mandate provision and thus lacked standing.

In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.

Immigration

Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants With Temporary Status

Posted on · Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court Monday that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary Protected Status from seeking “green cards” to remain in the country permanently.

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Houston Matters

Plenty Of Women Have Been Shortlisted For The Supreme Court — But Mostly For Show

Posted on · The new book "Shortlisted" explores the women considered for the nation's highest court, mainly to create the appearance of diversity while maintaining the status quo.

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