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Court conservatives appear to support ending DACA

by Mickey McLean
Posted 11/12/19, 01:32 pm

The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could soon come to an end. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether it could block the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the immigration program that shields those who came to the United States as children but remain in the country illegally. DACA currently allows 660,000 immigrants to apply for renewable, two-year protected status.

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Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook lawsuit to proceed

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/12/19, 12:40 pm

WASHINGTON—Survivors and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can sue the maker of the rifle used in the deadly tragedy, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Gunman Adam Lanza, 20, used a Bushmaster XM15-E2S .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle to kill 20 first graders and six teachers in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012 before killing himself as police arrived.

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Supreme Court hears LGBT worker cases

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/08/19, 10:20 am

Members of the public lined up outside the Supreme Court in Washington over the weekend for a chance to sit in on a landmark hearing about LGBT employee relations. The nation’s top court listened to oral arguments Tuesday morning in the case of a transgender funeral home employee who sued his Christian employers because they said his dressing as a woman at work would disturb bereaved families and violate their religious convictions about gender. In two other cases, the justices heard from the lawyers of people who claim they lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation.

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