Judicial Branch

Who gave a 50-year-old federal agency the power to create a vaccine mandate? Behind the Supreme Court's decision to block Biden's employee mandate

Who gave a 50-year-old federal agency the power to create a vaccine mandate? Behind the Supreme Court’s decision to block Biden’s employee mandate

Did anyone actually give a 50-year-old federal agency — the government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration — the legal ability to create COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing rules that could affect 84 million private sector workers? The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling that stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses …

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This SCOTUS decision could pave the way for Biden’s housing agenda

Changes could soon come to the regulatory body that oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, thanks to a decision released Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a decision written by Justice Samuel Alito that included many of the court’s nine justices dissenting on certain points, the Supreme Court ruled that the structure …

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Supreme Court unanimously rules against NCAA in athlete compensation case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the NCAA regulations that restrict student-athletes from receiving compensation violate U.S. antitrust law. The court unanimously ruled in favor of loosening the rules for colleges and universities to let schools provide education-related benefits to student athletes. Some examples of benefits described in the court ruling are, but are not …

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Trump pressed Justice Department to take election-fraud claims straight to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — In his last weeks in office, former President Donald Trump considered moving to replace the acting attorney general with another official ready to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Biden’s victory, people familiar with the matter said. “ ‘The pressure …

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Electoral College anoints Joe Biden as president-elect amid threats of violence and Trump protests

The Electoral College formally declared Joe Biden president-elect Monday, after California cast its 55 votes for the former vice president and put him beyond the 270-vote threshold needed to secure victory.  Electors across the country voted amid threats of violence and the continued, unsubstantiated allegations by President Donald Trump that he lost the November election …

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Supreme Court declines to hear Texas case, ending Trump’s effort to overturn election

The Supreme Court decided on Friday not to hear a case filed by the state of Texas and joined by the Trump campaign that sought to have the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin declared unconstitutional and effectively hand President Donald Trump a second term. The Supreme Court decided on …

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Republicans secure apparently inconsequential Supreme Court intercession in Pennsylvania vote count

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, shown at a 2019 swearing-in event, responded Friday to a petition by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania to require the sequestering of ballots received after Election Day in case it is later ruled that the state decision to extend the deadline because of the pandemic and post-office slowdowns is illegal. …

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House Republicans taunt Hillary Clinton after Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, seen in a March file photo. AFP/Getty Images Some House Republicans celebrated Monday night’s Senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by taunting Hillary Clinton, whose election loss to Donald Trump four years ago opened the door to three conservative appointments to the …

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Amy Coney Barrett elevated to the Supreme Court following Senate confirmation

The Senate voted Monday evening to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, overcoming fierce partisan opposition to the vote and marking the third justice President Donald Trump has appointed to the nation’s highest court in just four years. The vote was 52-48, along partisan lines, with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine …

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