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Former Justice John Paul Stevens dies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/17/19, 10:57 am

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday after suffering a stroke. He was 99. Stevens served nearly 35 years on the high court after President Gerald Ford appointed him in 1975, making him the third-longest serving justice. “He brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom and independence,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement. “His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation.”

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Justices allow dismemberment abortion in Alabama

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/28/19, 12:38 pm

On the last day of its 2018-2019 term, the Supreme Court declined Thursday to reverse a lower court decision blocking a law protecting babies from dismemberment abortion in Alabama.

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Supreme Court to weigh future of DACA

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/28/19, 12:07 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program protecting illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program shields about 700,000 immigrants from deportation by allowing them to apply for renewable, two-year protected status. In September 2017, Trump ordered a phaseout of the program, calling it executive overreach.

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