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Supreme Court Weighs Purge of Ohio Voting Rolls

The justices considered whether states may cull their voting lists based on the failure to vote.

Justices Sharply Divided in Wedding Cake Case

A Colorado baker’s refusal to serve a gay couple on religious grounds has led to a major Supreme Court showdown.

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the court over the summer, when justices considered and later dismissed...

Supreme Court Cancels Hearing on Previous Trump Travel Ban

The justices asked lawyers in case to submit briefs on whether the president’s new travel ban renders questions on the earlier order moot.

Sidebar: An Exit Interview With Richard Posner, Judicial Provocateur

Retiring abruptly after 35 years on the bench, Judge Richard A. Posner says he will devote himself to helping people who cannot afford lawyers.

Prominent Republicans Urge Supreme Court to End Gerrymandering

The politicians filed briefs asking the justices to protect democracy by declaring unconstitutional the practice involving the drawing of voting districts.

Supreme Court Turns Down Case on Carrying Guns in Public

The case concerns a challenge to a California law that places strict limits on carrying guns in public — one of numerous Second Amendment...

Justices to Hear Case on Religious Objections to Same-Sex Marriage

A Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple is appealing a discrimination ruling, citing the First Amendment.

States Must Aid Some Church Programs, Justices Rule

The Supreme Court decision concerned a program in Missouri to make playgrounds safer that excluded those affiliated with churches.

Supreme Court Rules for Bush Officials in Post-9/11 Suit

The Supreme Court ruled that former Bush administration officials could not be sued for policies adopted after the terrorist attacks that led to the...