Web designer’s anti-gay marriage stance goes to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a landmark case pitting LGBT rights against a claim that the constitutional right to free speech exempts artists from anti-discrimination laws in a dispute involving an evangelical Christian web designer. who refuses to provide services for same-sex marriages. Judges are … Read more

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban on religious freedom grounds

Dec 2 (Reuters) – A second Indiana judge on Friday blocked the state from enforcing its law banning most abortions after Jewish, Muslim and non-Christian women challenged it in a lawsuit. Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued a preliminary injunction against the Republican-backed law, which bans abortions with limited exceptions for rape, incest, … Read more

U.S. appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to stay a Texas judge’s ruling that President Joe Biden’s plan to write off hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was illegal. The New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Biden administration’s request to stay a judge’s … Read more

U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a move taken in response to fears the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 ruling that legalized it at national scale. The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognize a … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court to hear fight over Biden immigration enforcement policy

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is due to consider on Tuesday whether President Joe Biden’s administration can implement guidelines – contested by two conservative-leaning states – shifting immigration enforcement to threats to public safety in a case testing the power of the executive branch to set enforcement priorities. Judges will hear … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward limiting public corruption prosecutions

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared set on Monday to make it harder to prosecute political corruption cases as they showed sympathy for appeals by a former aide to the former Democratic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and a corrupt and corrupt businessman. convictions for fraud. Judges heard appeal arguments … Read more

Democrats weigh options after Supreme Court decision on Trump taxes

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday tackled the daunting task of reviewing six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns as Republicans prepared to take control of the House representatives in less than six weeks. Members of the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee said they hoped to … Read more

Six states urge U.S. Supreme Court to keep block on Biden student debt relief

Nov 23 (Reuters) – Six states on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule President Joe Biden’s bid to reinstate his plan to write off billions of dollars in student debt that they said was beyond authority of his administration. The states — Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina — filed a … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court clears way for lawmakers to get Trump’s tax returns

Nov 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee, defeating the former Republican president who called the US-led panel’s request politically motivated Democrats. Judges denied Trump’s Oct. 31 emergency request to block a lower court ruling that upheld a House Ways and … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs RBS ex-banker’s whistleblower award bid

Nov 21 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Victor Hong’s bid for a U.S. government whistleblower reward of at least 490 million dollars for reporting alleged misconduct related to the institution’s sale of mortgage-backed securities. . Judges rejected Hong’s appeal of a lower court’s … Read more