Court Watch with Alex Swoyer
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Race-infused affirmative action programs violate the Constitution's guarantees of equal treatment, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a pair of monumental decisions striking down the policies used by major colleges and universities to try to add more Black and Hispanic students to their ranks.
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of an ex-postal worker who challenged the U.S. Postal Service for refusing to back his religious accommodation not to work on the Sabbath.
The man who led the lawsuit that upended universities' race-based affirmative action policies warned schools against trying to find a workaround by asking Black and Hispanic applicants to focus on their race or ethnicity in their admission essays.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's first term on the bench has left Supreme Court watchers wondering whether the court's first Black female jurist is its most liberal or whether that title belongs to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court's first Hispanic member.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. closed out the Supreme Court's term on Friday with a warning to justices to cut out the carping, saying that the increasingly harsh language they're using in their opinions to attack each other's rulings is hurting the court.
The Supreme Court struck down President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, ruling Friday that those kinds of big policy questions must be left to Congress, not to executive action.
The Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of a Christian website designer who refuses to build same-sex wedding sites in violation of her faith, reasoning the government can't compel business owners to speak against their will.
The Supreme Court is offering "Pride" rainbow cookies in its cafeteria, according to a photograph of the bakery case shared on Twitter on Thursday.