The justices will review laws enacted by Republican-dominated legislatures and signed by Republican governors in Florida and Texas.
In particular, the justices will be examining a so-called safety valve provision that is meant to spare low-level, nonviolent drug dealers who agree to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors from having to face often longer mandatory sentences.
President Joe Biden is offering an alternative student debt plan designed to ease borrowers’ threat of default if they fall behind on their payments.
The Supreme Court has ruled the Biden administration overstepped its authority in trying to cancel or reduce student loan debt, effectively killing the $400 billion plan.
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down President Joe Biden's plan to relieve $400 billion in student loan debt.
A year after its sweeping gun rights ruling, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether judges are going too far in striking down restrictions on firearms.
In a defeat for gay rights, the court ruled 6-3 for designer Lorie Smith despite a Colorado law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, gender and other characteristics.
The Supreme Court is expected to announce major decisions Friday on Biden's student loan forgiveness program and a case that impacts gay rights.
Some universities are exploring innovative strategies, such as socio-economic factors, to ensure a diverse student body while remaining within the legal boundaries defined by the Supreme Court.
Institutions of higher learning will have to rethink admissions practices, especially at top Texas schools that are more likely to consider race in who gets in.
President Joe Biden said he “strongly, strongly" disagrees with the court's ruling and urged colleges not to let the ruling “be the last word."
Republican-led states that challenged the policy say federal law requires authorities to detain and deport even those who pose little or no risk.
Marcus DeAngelo Jones was given a 27-year prison sentence for violating a federal law meant to keep guns out of the hands of people with previous criminal convictions.
The Supreme Court has issued a surprising ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case, rejecting a Republican-led effort to weaken a landmark voting rights law.
Chief Justice John Roberts' comments come as an acknowledgment that recent reporting about the justices' ethical missteps is having an effect on public perception of the court.
Republican megadonor Harlan Crow paid two years of private school tuition for a child raised by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who did not disclose the payments, a lawyer who has represented Thomas and his wife acknowledged Thursday.
The Supreme Court has preserved women’s access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion, rejecting lower-court restrictions while a lawsuit continues.
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The justices are still considering whether to allow restrictions on mifepristone to take effect while a legal challenge to the medication’s FDA approval continues. In an order signed by Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday, the court indicated it will act by Friday night.
The Supreme Court is being asked to decide under what circumstances businesses must accommodate the needs of religious employees.