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# US Supreme Court

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# Manhattan
New York judge sets fraud trial date for Donald Trump and three eldest children
It comes as the US Supreme Court cleared the way for his tax returns to be handed over to lawmakers.
# US
Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene over classified documents seized in Mar-a-Lago raid
A US court last month allowed the Justice Department to resume its use of the documents as part of its ongoing criminal investigation.
# Abortion Rights
Kansas voters protect abortion rights in post-Roe v Wade referendum
The referendum was the first test of US voter sentiment about abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June.
# Roe v Wade
US Justice Department sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban set to take effect this month
It is the Biden administration’s first litigation since the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe V Wade ruling in June.
# DC
US House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage from Supreme Court
47 Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in voting for the bill.
# Roe v Wade
Police arrest 17 US politicians at abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court
Footage from the protest showed Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and others being led away, not in handcuffs, and waving to supporters.
# Abortion Rights
Joe Biden says US Supreme Court is 'out of control' before signing order on abortion access
The US President said the fastest way to restore the Roe V Wade ruling is “to pass a national law” codifying it.
# Climate Failure
US Supreme Court limits government powers to curb greenhouse gases
The decision sets back Biden’s hopes of using the EPA to bring down emissions to meet global climate goals.
# Roe v Wade
Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion
Biden described the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion as “destabilising”.
# US Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as US Supreme Court justice
Joe Biden’s appointee will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Stephen Breyer, a veteran of 28 years on the bench.
# Abortion
'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned
The decision has been met with mixed reaction from civilians, lawmakers and politicians on either side of the political divide.
US faces historic abortion change as Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court
The decision was taken by the court today.
# Explainer
The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be
Concerns about Roe v. Wade were first raised after a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked.
# Abortion Rights
'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.
# Roe v Wade
Lawyer who argued landmark US abortion case outraged over possible reversal
Linda Coffee is the last living member of the legal team who won the case in 1973.
# Roe v Wade
Roe v Wade: What would change if the landmark abortion case was overturned by the US Supreme Court?
If the case was overturned, 24 States are set to restrict abortion access.
# Explainer
Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights
Jane Roe – a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey – sued the Dallas Attorney General, Henry Wade.
# Supreme Court
US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
Jackson is the first Black woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.
Larry Donnelly: Republicans are reviving the culture wars ahead of the US midterm elections
Our columnist says Republicans in the US are agitating around the culture wars to energise their base ahead of the US midterms in November.
# Boston bombings
US Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for man who bombed Boston Marathon
The justices agreed that a federal appeals court was wrong to throw out the sentence of death a jury imposed on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
# pending
Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to US Supreme Court
Her nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate.
# texas law
US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.
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# Bill Cosby
US Supreme Court asked to review overturning of Bill Cosby’s conviction
The entertainer spent nearly three years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court set him free in June.
# Abortion
US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.
# Roe v Wade
US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
The Texas law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
# Texas
Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb
The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others.
# Obamacare
US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions
US President Joe Biden called the ruling ‘a big win for the American people’.
# trump taxes
US Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax records to prosecutors
The nation’s highest court denied the request filed by lawyers for the former president without comment.
# oregon
US Supreme Court rejects appeal seeking to limit transgender students
Parents had wanted to prevent transgender students from using changing rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.
# senate hearings
Trump's Supreme Court choice Amy Coney Barrett looks nailed on for Senate approval after tense week
It’s very likely that Barrett will take her seat on the US Supreme Court prior to the 3 November election.
# rbg
'Tough, brave, a fighter, a winner': Thousands to pay respects today to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Her colleague Chief Justice John Roberts paid tribute to Ginsberg today.
# notorious rbg
'An American hero': Tributes paid to women’s rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The US justice died from complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
# US
US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned
The popular, liberal judge said that she wouldn’t retire.
# Abortion Rights
US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics
The Louisiana law is virtually identical to one in Texas that the court struck down in 2016.
# reproductive rights
US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law
The case is seen as a test for two new judges appointed by Donald Trump.
# Asylum
US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to implement new asylum restrictions
Democrats have said the ruling puts people’s lives at risk.
# Gary Ray Bowles
Florida executes serial killer who targeted gay men along US east coast
Gary Ray Bowles was captured in 1994.
# US Supreme Court
Hundreds arrested at protest against nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court
Thousands of protesters marched against the expected appointment of Kavanaugh in Washington yesterday.
# US Supreme Court
War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh
A final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court is expected to take place on Saturday.
# US Supreme Court
'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits
It comes days after the FBI opened a probe into allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.