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Challenge to Texas abortion law faces more delays after SCOTUS allows certified question

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block a federal appeals court’s decision to certify a question to the Texas Supreme Court regarding the challenge to the state’s abortion law.

Video testimony violated defendant’s Sixth Amendment right of confrontation, top state court rules

A recent decision on video testimony by the Missouri Supreme Court is raising questions about criminal convictions obtained using video testimony during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Opening the door’ rule violated defendant’s rights under Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause, SCOTUS says

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a New York’s “opening the door” rule violated a defendant’s rights under the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause.

Supreme Court emphasizes what DC Circuit didn’t decide as it allows release of Trump records

The National Archives and Records Administration began turning over hundreds of pages of presidential records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block their release Wednesday.

Gorsuch is the only SCOTUS justice who isn’t wearing a mask on the bench; did he refuse Roberts’ request?

Updated: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s refusal to wear a mask during recent oral arguments is spurring criticism and one report saying his maskless presence defied a request by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

Supreme Court will hear case of praying football coach

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the coach of a high school football coach who lost his job after defying the school district’s orders to stop praying with students at the 50-yard line after games.

Roberts, Kavanaugh votes key as SCOTUS upholds vaccine mandate for health workers but not for others

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave the Biden administration one loss and one win in its bid to impose vaccine requirements on health care workers and employees at larger companies.

Supreme Court will consider Christian group’s request to temporarily fly flag at Boston City Hall

The case of Shurtleff v. City of Boston, to be argued on Jan. 18, has become a bit of a big thing. It’s the latest test of religious expression to be heard by a U.S. Supreme Court that has been increasingly deferential in recent years to legal claims by religious conservatives.

Sotomayor and Barrett flag Sentencing Commission’s longtime lack of a quorum

The U.S. Sentencing Commission has not had a quorum for three full years, which affects its ability to address circuit splits on the application of sentencing guidelines, two U.S. Supreme court justices said in a statement Monday.

Did Gorsuch misstate the number of flu deaths? The transcript—not the justice—was wrong

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a corrected transcript of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s oral arguments comment about flu deaths after some observers claimed that he overstated the numbers.

Will SCOTUS block vaccine mandates? Decision could come quickly

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday heard challenges to the Biden administration’s nationwide vaccine mandates for employees of large businesses and health care facilities that receive federal funds.

Chemerinsky: Expect a momentous year ahead for the Supreme Court

Conservatives look at 2022 in the U.S. Supreme Court with great anticipation, while liberals feel dread for what is likely to come. But all, on both sides of the political aisle, agree that 2022 is going to be a momentous year for the Supreme Court.

All 9 SCOTUS justices have received COVID-19 booster shots

All nine U.S. Supreme Court justices have received their COVID-19 booster shots, the high court confirmed Tuesday.

Chief Justice Roberts tasks judiciary with addressing three areas in year-end report

In an annual report released Friday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said the Judicial Conference of the United States will address three areas “that have been flagged by Congress and the press over the past year” but doesn't need any help from legislators.

Online auction of RBG’s personal library set for this month

First-edition books owned by the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including works signed by writer Toni Morrison, journalist Gloria Steinem and the late Justice Antonin Scalia, will be available in an online auction starting Jan. 19.

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