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Justices rule states can bind presidential electors’ votes (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in Washington state and Colorado just under four months before the ...

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Baltimore urges justices to keep Big Oil suit in state court (access required)

Baltimore urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to turn aside Big Oil’s bid to have the city’s climate change lawsuit against the fossil fuel companies litigated in federal rather than state court. In papers filed with the justices, Baltimore ...

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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law (access required)

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief ...

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Frosh urges justices to decline Germantown murderer’s appeal (access required)

Maryland’s attorney general has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a woman who killed her husband’s ex-wife in Germantown seven years ago. In papers filed Friday with the justices, Brian ...

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Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote ...

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Maryland handgun law (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand without comment a lower court ruling upholding the Maryland handgun permit law’s requirement that applicants provide the state with a “good and substantial reason” to carry the weapon outside the home. Gun-rights ...

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Supreme Court divided over Trump tax, bank records (access required)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared likely to reject President Donald Trump's claim that he is immune from criminal investigation while in office. But the court seemed less clear about exactly how to handle subpoenas from Congress and the Manhattan district attorney for Trump's tax, bank and financial records.

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Catholic schools, ex-teachers clash in Supreme Court case (access required)

WASHINGTON — First, Kristen Biel learned she had breast cancer. Then, after she told the Catholic school where she taught that she’d need time off for treatment, she learned her teaching contract wouldn’t be renewed. “She was devastated,” said her ...

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