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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.

Last day of Supreme Court decisions features religion, immigration cases

June 24, 2017 By

The Supreme Court will wrap up scheduled decisions from its current term on Monday morning. Here’s a quick look at the six cases that will be announced by the Court on June 26, 2017.

“Supreme Court” rebuffs religious pre-school by a 12-4 vote

June 24, 2017 By

This is a journalistic account of a moot court of Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer held on June 6, 2017 by Steven Mazie's American Supreme Court class at Bard High School Early College-Manhattan. The (actual) Supreme Court heard arguments in Trinity Lutheran were on April 19 and is set to release its opinion on Monday, June 26.

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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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Supreme Court decides Takings Clause case as term winds down

June 23, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The Supreme Court has ruled on an important test first posed by Justice William Brennan nearly 40 years ago about property rights, as Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the Court's four liberal Justices on Friday.

Eminent domain still under fire

June 23, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in the controversial, landmark case of Kelo v. City of New London.

Supreme Court Scorecard (Updated 6/22/2017): The current term

June 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

The Supreme Court is heading toward the home stretch of an eventful and unusual term. Here is a quick update of the major cases heard in Court since October, with a few other cases left undecided.

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Podcast: Government leaks and the Espionage Act at 100

June 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

Cybersecurity expert Paul Rosenzweig and Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas explore the constitutional debate over leaks and their publication.

10 fascinating facts about the world’s biggest law firm

June 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

The Department of Justice was created on this day in 1870. Here’s a quick look at what’s commonly called the biggest law firm in the world.

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.”

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