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Supremes to Review Whether Lee Boyd Malvo, Serving Life as Accomplice to the DC Sniper, Deserves a New Sentence

The nation’s highest court on Wednesday is set to review the life sentences handed down in the early aughts to a then-teenage Lee Boyd Malvo, convicted of multiple murders as an active accomplice of John Allen Muhammad, the serial killer known as the D.C. Sniper; a review that has even won the support of some […]

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Are Gay and Transgender Workers Protected by Federal Law? US Supreme Court Will Decide

Transgender Army veteran Tanya Walker speaks to protesters in Times Square near a military recruitment center as they show their anger at President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military on July 26, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) On Tuesday, the U.S. […]

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As Supreme Court Shuts Down for Summer, It Announces It’ll Review DACA Protections for Young Immigrants Next Term

Activists gather in front of the office of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) to ask him to help recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in February 2018 in West Palm Beach, Fla.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty) Now that the current Supreme Court term has come to an end with a number of major rulings, […]

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It’s Almost Decision Time for the US Supreme Court, With Questions Regarding Census 2020 and Gerrymandering High on the List

The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme CourtPhoto: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) With the start of each June, the countdown begins to when the Supreme Court is expected to hand down decisions in cases that came before them in the term, and among the biggest items this term were cases involving census 2020 and partisan gerrymandering. […]

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Just What We Suspected: Push for Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Is About Favoring Whites and Republicans

U.S. Commerce Secretary and census overseer Wilbur Ross Photo: Win McNamee (Getty) Virtual messages from the grave prove that the Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census has indeed been a craven ploy to benefit Republicans and “non-Hispanic whites.” That’s according to lawyers for those making a court challenge to […]

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Blow Struck: Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi’s ‘Hearbeat’ Abortion Law

Valencia Robinson with Mississippi In Action, a reproductive justice organization, addresses abortion rights advocates, May 21, 2019, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.Photo: Rogelio V. Solis (Associated Press) Down goes Frazier — at least for now when it comes to Mississippi’s new so-called heartbeat law, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. A […]

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