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New funding hopes for parochial schools

June 27, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Private schools operated by religious organizations gained new hope from the Supreme Court on Tuesday that they could be able to gain access to some forms of government financial support.

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Trump wins, for now, on immigration curbs

June 26, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court handed President Trump a broad, though temporary, victory on Monday for his controversial move to limit immigration of foreign nationals, including refugees.  His Administration can begin immediately to enforce those restrictions, with what appear to be only a few exceptions.

High drama: Supreme Court is ending its current term this week

June 24, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

With the prospect of a headline-making finish, the Supreme Court will close its current term with two days of drama on Monday and Tuesday. The most significant issue before it is the fate of President Trump’s controversial executive order putting limits on immigration of foreign nationals, including refugees.

A court term ends, a career change begins

June 23, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Our Supreme Court correspondent, Lyle Denniston, is retiring as a regular Court reporter after 58 years. Here is a personal note from Lyle and a look at his noteworthy career.

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Pro football team seeks to settle right to “Redskins” trademarks

June 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Lawyers for the pro football team in the nation’s capital on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to move promptly to clear the team’s right to federal legal protection for its name, the “Redskins.”

Stage is set for court to act on immigration fight

June 21, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Setting the stage for the Supreme Court to make up its mind quickly about President Trump’s controversial curb on immigration, Administration lawyers submitted their final written arguments at midday Wednesday.

Hawaii uses Trump as ally on immigration feud

June 20, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Lawyers for the state of Hawaii argued in a Supreme Court filing Tuesday that President Trump himself has undercut his own argument that his efforts to delay immigration are needed to protect national security – the main public rationale for the disputed White House executive order.

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Justice Department officials get immunity for 9/11 response

June 19, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Declaring that highly placed government officials cannot be sued personally for wrongdoing in the name of national security, a divided Supreme Court on Monday spared three top Justice Department officials from legal claims based on mistreatment of Muslims rounded up in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Court may rule on partisan gerrymandering – but maybe not

June 19, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court on Monday stepped, somewhat hesitantly, into the long-standing constitutional controversy over partisan gerrymandering, accepting a major test case for review and giving itself several issues to consider.

Supreme Court gives Internet broad new protections

June 19, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Finding that the modern Internet, and especially its social media sites, are bringing about a “revolution in thought,” the Supreme Court on Monday created broad constitutional shelter for exchanging or exploring ideas electronically.

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