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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. Established pursuant to Article III of the U.S. Constitution in 1789, it has original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, including suits between two or more states and those involving ambassadors. It also has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal court and state court cases that involve a point of federal constitutional or statutory law. The Court has the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution or an executive act for being unlawful. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The court may decide cases having political overtones, but it has ruled that it does not have power to decide nonjusticiable political questions.

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Protests against abortion bans are being held across the country in reaction to new laws passed recently by several Republican-controlled state legislatures...
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Activists were joined by members of Congress to rally near the Supreme Court on "National Day of Action to Stop the Bans" on abortion. (May 21)
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Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new..
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Hundreds of abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on..
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Demonstrators across the country turned out in support of women's reproductive health
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Hundreds of U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the Supreme Court on..
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U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest..
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U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck & Co a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating..
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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it revived his..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that had revived hundreds of lawsuits accusing Merck & Co of failing to properly warn patients of..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by a Christian Iraqi immigrant to avoid deportation for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the..
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could act on appeals seeking to revive two Republican-enacted abortion restrictions from Indiana, even as debate rages over a..
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There is a growing wave of restrictive abortion legislation being signed into law in America. While abortion is legal, some states have recently set limits on..
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Missouri is a pen-stroke away from enacting one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. It comes one day after Alabama's governor signed another..
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It's been 65 years since the Supreme Court ruled in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, declaring school segregation unconstitutional. However, schools are..
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Alabama is now the first state in decades to make abortion a crime in almost every case. Gov. Kay Ivey signed a controversial bill calling for doctors who..
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Missouri joins a movement of GOP-dominated state legislatures emboldened by the possibility that a more conservative Supreme Court could overturn Roe V. Wade
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Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by..
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Alabama lawmakers passed a bill to ban virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest, unless there's a risk to the mother's health. The move is seen..
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In Alabama and other conservative states, anti-abortion politicians and activists emboldened by the addition of conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court..
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Alabama's new law which would virtually ban abortions is the latest and most far-reaching state law designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark..
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U.S. abortion-rights activists on Wednesday vowed to challenge an Alabama bill banning abortion in almost all cases, including pregnancies resulting from rape or..
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court choice could tip the balance of the court on abortion, but that would move the fight, not end it.
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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States' strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the U.S. Supreme..
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Same-sex wedding cakes are on the menu at the Supreme Court again. So are partisan election maps. And risqué trademarks. And abortion restrictions.
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A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone..
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In a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court overruled a 40-year-old decision on states’ rights and prompted fears that other precedents are at risk.
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The U.S. Supreme Court's internal divisions over the death penalty were on full display again on Monday in fresh wrangling over how the justices handled recent..
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The Supreme Court opened the door for iPhone users to sue Apple over excessive prices on its exclusive App Store.
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Red-state governors and legislators are rushing to enact tough new anti-abortion laws in hopes that the Supreme Court is ready to rule favorably.
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After Carl Malamud posted Georgia’s annotated laws, the state sued for copyright infringement. Both sides have asked the Supreme Court to step in.
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