Stories tagged: "Supreme Court"


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Right to Attorneys for Children Grew Out of an Arizona Case, But Advocates Say It’s Not Enough

The Gault case determined that children have the same rights to due process as adults, including access to a lawyer. However, children are still systemically denied this right.  One day in June 1964, Gerald Gault and a friend made a bad decision. They made an obscene phone call to Ora Cook, Gault’s neighbor. Cook called...

UNITED STATES - MARCH 22: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., walks up the House steps for the final vote of the week on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Congress headed home for the two-week Easter recess after passing the omnibus spending bill. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Stark Difference in How McSally and Sinema Decided on Barrett

Sinema says her decision came after studying Barrett’s previous legal opinions, scholarly works, and meeting with her privately.

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Senators Say Barrett Left Questions Unanswered. McSally Called Her ‘a Gift to America.’

Senate Republicans moved to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court at breakneck speed after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, workers break ground on new border wall construction about 20 miles west of Santa Teresa, N.M. Construction on a Pentagon-funded portion of the border wall began near Yuma, Arizona, this week, just as federal authorities announced they are diverting even more defense funds for wall projects. Crews began constructing a 30-foot steel fence along the Colorado River this week. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)
Supreme Court to Hear Trump Plan to Use Pentagon Funds for Border Wall

The White House has been blocked by lower courts for attempting to use military funds to construct a wall at the US-Mexico border.

FILE - In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Rivko Knox, of Phoenix, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters, collects signatures for a ballot measure on campaign financing outside a polling station in Glendale, Ariz. A lawsuit filed Tuesday, July 3, 2018, on Knox's behalf, seeks to overturn a 2016 law that bars groups in Arizona from collecting early mail-in ballots from voters and delivering them as part of get-out-the-vote efforts. Photo by Anita Snow, Associated Press
Battle Over Arizona’s Ballot Collection Law Heads to Supreme Court

Republicans are arguing to protect laws that restrict individuals from mailing ballots on the behalf of others and out-of-precinct voting.

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WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA

Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act. If the Supreme Court overturns the law, the consequences could be disastrous.

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will debate on this stage at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Here’s What You Need to Know About the First Presidential Debate

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump will square off in Cleveland on a variety of issues, from the coronavirus response to the economy—all just five weeks before Election Day.