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June 26, 2017 5:45 PM Will the Supreme Court’s Trinity decision lead to the spread of school voucher programs?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday on a case that public school and First Amendment advocates feared might harm the future of public education in the United States. Will it? The case is Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, in which the Missouri church sued after being denied state funding to refurbish its preschool playground because, it was told, the state 8

June 26, 2017 3:36 PM Philando Castile’s family, Minnesota city reach nearly $3 million settlement in his death

The announcement marks the latest financial settlement to follow a deadly police shooting that spurred criminal charges but not a conviction. It was announced a week and a half after the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, was acquitted in the fatal shooting, the aftermath of which was streamed on Facebook Live and seen worldwide. Valerie Castile, the driver’s 9

June 26, 2017 1:47 PM Supreme Court to take case on baker who refused to sell wedding cake to gay couple

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider next term whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. Lower courts had ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had violated Colorado’s public accommodations law, which prohibits refusing service to customers based on factors 27

June 25, 2017 2:49 PM On the Supreme Court’s Last Day, Waiting for Trump Travel Ban Ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court heads into Monday, its last day of the current term, with two important questions so far unanswered: What's to become of President Donald Trump's travel ban and will 80-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy retire? The court will also announce the remaining decisions of the term, including the fate of laws in 39 states 29

June 23, 2017 4:04 AM Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as "a good start". However, she said there were "many, many other questions" about Brexit and there was "still a lot to do". The UK proposal was unveiled by Prime Minister Theresa May at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. It would grant 25

June 22, 2017 2:47 AM A Democratic Blind Spot On Culture

It shouldn’t be a question, given the amount of outrage and agitation on the left over Trump, but it’s worth asking in the wake of the latest Democratic failure to notch an electoral victory for the resistance, this time in the Georgia special election. There’s no doubt that Democrats want to watch TV programs that excoriate the president. They want to give money 13

June 21, 2017 3:48 AM Michael Brown's Parents Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Ferguson, Mo

Attorney Anthony D. Gray speaks at a 2015 news conference as Michael Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden, second from left, and Michael Brown Sr., right, listen along with attorney Benjamin L. Crump, left. The parents have settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the the city of Ferguson, Mo., over the fatal shooting of their son. Nearly three years after 20

June 19, 2017 8:44 PM Why the Supreme Court’s decision to review Wisconsin’s gerrymandering is such a big deal

Last year a federal court found that Wisconsin's congressional districts, created by the state's Republican lawmakers and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker (R), were unconstitutionally drawn to disadvantage Democratic voters. The first piece of evidence for this is in the imbalance between the statewide popular vote and the partisan makeup of the Wisconsin 9

June 19, 2017 4:27 PM Democrats just got some very good news from the Supreme Court on gerrymandering

No, it doesn't mean that the Supreme Court will suddenly strike down the practice altogether, but it does mean that the court could deliver what would be basically an unprecedented rebuke of a practice that has, according to a recent study, prevented Democrats from controlling the U.S. House for potentially four of the past six years. The justices regularly 14

June 19, 2017 2:55 PM U.S. Supreme Court limits where companies can be sued

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving litigation over the Bristol-Myers Squibb Co blood-thinning medication Plavix. The justices, in an 8-1 ruling, threw out a lower 14