Voter-approved constitutional amendments were ruled unconstitutional in both states, but the rulings are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
The 11 cases the Justices will hear in the new term will touch on everything from political spending to redistricting to racial and religious discrimination.
Immigration Courts Speeding Up Hearings For Tens Of Thousands Of Immigrant Children Caught At Border
Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.
Rules Committee vote was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.
Federal judges across the nation are shouldering criminal caseloads that vary widely in size, sometimes even among judges in the same courthouse, according to a study released Sunday.
A woman was acquitted in the stabbing death of her ex-boyfriend, which reportedly followed an argument over the amount of bed space he used up in her bed at night. The jury decided Thursday that defendant, Patricia A. Cave, had acted in self-defense after he became physically violent during the space-related argument, according to the Washington Post.
A Senate committee rejected a bill that would have allowed more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults in Virginia courts.