Stories tagged: "Supreme Court"

A woman dressed as the Virgin of Guadalupe demonstrates in front of the National Palace in the Zocalo in Mexico City on the occasion of the International Day of Global Action in favour of legal, free and safe abortion in Mexico and Latin America. (Photo by Gerardo Vieyra/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Arizonans’ Best Path to Abortion Access Isn’t Through Mexico

While Mexico decriminalized abortion federally, there are still harsh penalties for the procedure in a majority of states.

FILE - President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, June 30, 2023, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at left. After a series of major blows to his agenda from the Supreme Court, Biden is intent on making sure it is voters — not the justices of the high court — who have the final say. “Republicans snatched away the hope that they were given,” Biden said hours after the high court overturned his plan to forgive a majority of the country’s federal student loans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
800,000 Borrowers to Get Student Debt Canceled, Biden Administration Announces

For many borrowers, qualifying monthly payments that should have moved them closer to forgiveness were not accounted for, effectively forcing them to make extra payments under their IDR plans.

Nationwide, more than 45 million people owe $1.6 trillion in federal loans for college, according to government data, and as many as 43 million of them stood to benefit from Biden’s cancellation program. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Supreme Court Takes Student Debt Relief Away From 43 Million Americans

Nationwide, more than 45 million people owe $1.6 trillion in federal loans for college, according to government data, and as many as 43 million of them stood to benefit from the cancellation program.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - OCTOBER 31: Supporters pose for a group photo during a rally in support affirmative action policies outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2022. The Supreme Court is again examining whether universities may consider race when trying to build diverse student bodies, reviewing admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. (Eric Lee for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
US Supreme Court Bans Consideration of Race in College Admissions

The Court’s decision reverses decades of precedent. In 1978, the Court ruled that affirmative action was lawful, which it later upheld in 2003 and 2016.

FILE - Associate Justice Samuel Alito joins other members of the Supreme Court as they pose for a new group portrait, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Alito writing in the Supreme Court's opinion,"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," that overturned Roe v. Wade made the top three of a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotations of 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Under Fire for Accepting Luxury Fishing Trip From Conservative Donor

A few years after Alito reportedly took a trip to Alaska paid for by Republican donor Paul Singer, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case involving Singer that netted his hedge fund $2.4 billion.

FILE - A sign marks Navajo Drive, as Sentinel Mesa, homes and other structures in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo Reservation, stand in the distance, on April 30, 2020.  The Supreme Court has ruled against the Navajo Nation in a dispute involving water from the drought-stricken Colorado River. States that draw water from the river — Arizona, Nevada and Colorado — and water districts in California had urged the court to decide for them, and that's what the justices did in a 5-4 ruling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Supreme Court Rules Against Navajo Nation in Colorado River Water Rights Case

The decision goes back to 19th-century treaties the Navajo Nation said failed to consider or protect their water rights.

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Supreme Court Clean Water Ruling Has Arizona Ranchers and Environmentalists at Odds

“If you love swimming in polluted creeks, this ruling is for you.”