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Scalia: It's Possible Some Black Students Might Benefit At 'Less Advanced,' 'Slower-Track' SchoolsJustice Antonin Scalia suggested it's possible that some black students would benefit from being at a "less advanced" and "slower-track school," instead of Texas' flagship campus in Austin, where some are "being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them."
Justices Revive Maryland Redistricting ChallengeThe Supreme Court has sided with Maryland residents who say a judge prematurely threw out their challenge to the state's 2011 redistricting.
Justices Reject Challenge to Local Assault Weapons BanActing in the aftermath of the San Bernardino mass shooting, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from gun owners who challenged a Chicago suburb's ban on assault weapons.
Justices Agree to Hear First Abortion Case Since 2007The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics.
Obama Appeals to Supreme Court Over His Immigration PlanThe Obama administration will ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on the president's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation.
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Law Student's Redistricting CaseTwo things set first-year law student Stephen Shapiro apart from his classmates at American University in Washington. At 55, he's old enough to be a father to most of his classmates. And on Wednesday a lawsuit he filed will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Scalia: 'It Wouldn't Surprise Me' If Supreme Court Invalidates Death PenaltyReferencing rulings to restrict capital punishment and changing sentiment within the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday he wouldn't be surprised if the nation's highest court invalidates the death penalty.
Supreme Court Reinstates Former Officer's Murder ConvictionThe Supreme Court has reinstated the murder conviction of a former Baltimore police sergeant who killed his girlfriend in 1993.
Abortion, Birth Control, Race Top Supreme Court AgendaThe Supreme Court begins a new term Monday, and among the most divisive issues are abortion, birth control and race.
Va. Inmate Challenges Execution Over Use of 'Secret' DrugsAttorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution of a convicted serial killer in Virginia who claims that he's intellectually disabled.
Kentucky County Clerk Who Refuses To Issue Marriage Licenses For Gay Couples Has Been Married 4 TimesThe Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples has been married four times herself.
Appeals Court Says Supreme Court Can Ban Protests on PlazaA federal appeals court says the Supreme Court can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional right to free speech.

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