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Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Maryland ban on rifles known as assault weapons

The Supreme Court has declined, for now, to hear a challenge to a Maryland law banning certain semi-automatic firearms commonly referred to as assault weapons
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FILE - Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 25, 2024. The Supreme Court has declined, for now, to hear a challenge to a Maryland law banning certain semi-automatic firearms commonly referred to as assault weapons. The court did not elaborate on the denial, as is typical. It would have been unusual for the justices to take up a case at this point, since a lower court is still weighing it. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 19, 2024 at 4:51 PM

Justice Alito upside-down flag incident raises concerns about judicial bias

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas and New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor report on the latest on “This Week.”
May 19, 2024 at 4:51 PM
VIDEO: Justice Alito upside-down flag incident raises concerns about judicial bias
May 18, 2024 at 2:39 PM

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flag controversy

The New York Times obtained a photo of an American flag flying upside down reportedly at Alito's home in the days after the Jan. 6 riot.
May 18, 2024 at 2:39 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flag controversy
May 18, 2024 at 1:15 AM

Justice Alito facing criticism for a 2021 photo of a flag outside his home

The New York Times published a photo of the conservative Supreme Court justice's home with the American flag flying upside down in January 2021, shortly after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
May 18, 2024 at 1:15 AM
VIDEO: Justice Alito facing criticism for a 2021 photo of a flag outside his home
May 18, 2024 at 12:00 AM

Flag seen flying upside down at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home

Photos published in The New York Times show an upside-down American flag flying outside Justice Alito’s home days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
May 18, 2024 at 12:00 AM
Flag seen flying upside down at Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home
May 17, 2024 at 9:17 PM

Ethics expert weighs in on Justice Alito upside-down flag report

Hofstra University law professor James Sample reacts to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito saying he was not involved in putting up an upside-down flag outside his home in January of 2021.
May 17, 2024 at 9:17 PM
VIDEO:Justice Alito blames wife for upside-down flag at home in 2021
May 17, 2024 at 7:26 PM

Photo of upside-down flag at Justice Samuel Alito's house raises concerns: Report

"I had no involvement whatsoever in the flying of the flag," Justice Alito said.
May 17, 2024 at 7:26 PM
In this April 23, 2021, file photo, associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2024 at 7:04 PM

7 decades since Brown v. Board of Education, how diverse are US schools?

It has been 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but an ABC data analysis shows that racial demographics still vary significantly in the U.S. education system.
May 17, 2024 at 7:04 PM
Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, 1954.
May 17, 2024 at 6:16 PM

Remembering a forgotten case in historic Brown v. Board ruling

Nathaniel Briggs, the son of two plaintiffs whose case became part of Brown v. Board, recalls his family’s sacrifice.
May 17, 2024 at 6:16 PM
VIDEO: Remembering a forgotten case in historic Brown v. Board ruling
May 17, 2024 at 4:01 PM

Supreme Court Justice Alito under fire for 2021 picture of flag outside home

The New York Times published a photo of the conservative justice’s home with the American flag flying upside down in January 2021, just a little over a week after the Jan. 6 attack.
May 17, 2024 at 4:01 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court Justice Alito under fire for 2021 picture of flag outside home
May 16, 2024 at 8:41 PM

Supreme Court upholds the manner in which the CFPB is funded

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created by Congress after the 2008 financial crash to protect consumers from predatory or deceptive practices by banks and other financial institutions.
May 16, 2024 at 8:41 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds the manner in which the CFPB is funded
May 16, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Supreme Court upholds funding structure for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The court's decision is a major victory for the Biden administration and Democrats who have championed the independent agency as a bulwark against corporate financial abuses after the 2008 crash.
May 16, 2024 at 4:16 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds funding structure for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
May 16, 2024 at 3:51 PM

Supreme Court upholds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in major win for Biden

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling upholding the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a key consumer watchdog and banking regulator.
May 16, 2024 at 3:51 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen, April 25, 2024, in Washington.
May 16, 2024 at 2:56 PM

Georgia Supreme Court candidate defends statements on reproductive rights

Former Democratic Rep. John Barrow joins the show to discuss breaking Georgia’s judicial code of conduct and his attempt to take sitting Justice Andrew Pinson’s spot on the Supreme Court..
May 16, 2024 at 2:56 PM
VIDEO: Georgia Supreme Court candidate defends statements on reproductive rights
May 16, 2024 at 2:55 PM

Incumbent Georgia Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson defends record amid election

With former Democratic Rep. John Barrow vying to unseat sitting Justice Andrew Pinson, this race could be one of the most competitive and expensive yet. Pinson joins the show.
May 16, 2024 at 2:55 PM
VIDEO: Incumbent Georgia Supreme Court Justice Andrew Pinson defends record amid election
May 15, 2024 at 10:46 PM

SCOTUS orders Louisiana to use congressional map with additional Black district

The Supreme Court has ordered Louisiana to hold congressional elections using a House map with a second mostly Black district, despite a lower-court ruling that called the map an illegal racial gerrymander
May 15, 2024 at 10:46 PM
FILE - Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 25, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 8, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch co-authors book on laws, 'Over Ruled'

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will have a book out this summer on a subject he has commented upon often, the volume of laws in the U.S. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday that ”Over Ruled: The Human Toll of Too Muc...
May 8, 2024 at 12:30 PM
FILE - Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch poses for a new group portrait, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 1, 2024 at 4:17 PM

Justice Stephen Breyer's blunt message to Supreme Court conservatives: 'Slow down'

As the Supreme Court prepares to release major rulings in a historic series of cases, retired Justice Stephen Breyer pulls back the curtain on the embattled institution.
May 1, 2024 at 4:17 PM
Retired Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer sits down with ABC News Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer for a wide-ranging interview on his new book, "Reading the Constitution: Why I Chose Pragmatism, Not Textualism."
April 30, 2024 at 11:49 AM

'Surprising' and 'disturbing': Legal experts react to SCOTUS on Trump immunity case

Legal experts weigh in on the "surprising" arguments at the Supreme Court on Donald Trump's claim of presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.
April 30, 2024 at 11:49 AM
This artist sketch depicts Michael Dreeben, counselor to Special Counsel Jack Smith as he argues before the Supreme Court in Washington, Apr. 25, 2024.
April 29, 2024 at 12:55 AM

Supreme Court hears Trump’s claim on ‘absolute immunity’

ABC News’ Aaron Katersky reports on the latest developments from Donald Trump’s hush money trial on “This Week.”
April 29, 2024 at 12:55 AM
VIDEO: Supreme Court hears Trump’s claim on ‘absolute immunity’
April 28, 2024 at 12:59 PM

Could a president stage a coup? And 9 more key moments from Trump's immunity hearing

Here are 10 key moments and exchanges from Trump's immunity hearing before the Supreme Court
April 28, 2024 at 12:59 PM
Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, GA, April 10, 2024.
April 26, 2024 at 7:45 PM

Supreme Court justices discuss Trump’s presidential immunity claim

ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran discusses potential outcomes in historic Trump SCOTUS hearing.
April 26, 2024 at 7:45 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court justices discuss Trump’s presidential immunity claim
April 26, 2024 at 2:08 PM

Supreme Court justices hear historic case on presidential immunity

The Supreme Court justices are now weighing Donald Trump’s unprecedented claim that presidents have absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for any actions tied to their official duties.
April 26, 2024 at 2:08 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court justices hear historic case on presidential immunity
April 26, 2024 at 10:38 AM

5 takeaways from historic Supreme Court arguments on Trump's immunity claim

Here are 5 takeaways from Trump's immunity case before the Supreme Court, which heard arguments on Thursday
April 26, 2024 at 10:38 AM
The Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 31, 2021. Justices later in the day will hear arguments via teleconference in NCAA v. Alston. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is asking the court to overturn a ruling that lets member schools offer student athletes more in education-related compensation as it tries to preserve what it sees as the amateur nature of college sports.
April 25, 2024 at 8:41 PM

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments over presidential immunity in Jan. 6 case

ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas and Supreme Court contributor Kate Shaw preview what is in contention in the historic case.
April 25, 2024 at 8:41 PM
VIDEO: The Supreme Court hears oral arguments over presidential immunity in Jan. 6 case
April 25, 2024 at 2:02 PM

Supreme Court hears Trump's 'absolute immunity' claim, shape of presidency at stake

The Supreme Court is taking up the monumental question of whether a former president turned GOP nominee can be criminally prosecuted for his efforts to stay in power.
April 25, 2024 at 2:02 PM
President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Nov. 5, 2020.
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Supreme Court fractured over Idaho ban and emergency abortion access

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal law governing emergency care protects hospital access to abortion when a woman’s health is at risk.
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The Supreme Court of the United States is seen in Washington, March 26, 2024.
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Supreme Court weighs decision on Idaho abortion ban

Senior Washington correspondent Devin Dwyer gives the latest on the case before the high court.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court's pending decision regarding Idaho Abortion ban
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Supreme Court hears case surrounding Idaho abortion ban

This is the first time the Supreme Court is considering the scope of a state’s abortion ban since overturning Roe v. Wade.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court hears case surrounding Idaho abortion ban
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How the Supreme Court stepping into Trump immunity fray could affect a Jan. 6 trial

The U.S. Supreme Court taking up Donald Trump's immunity claim raises new questions about when, or even if, the former president will stand trial.
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The Supreme Court of the United States is seen at sunset, Jan. 27, 2022 in Washington, DC
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Supreme Court to weigh in on criminalization of homelessness

Oral arguments are expected in the Supreme Court after a lower court in Los Angeles found the punishment of unhoused people to be “cruel, unusual and unconstitutional.”
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VIDEO: Supreme Court to weigh in on criminalization of homelessness
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Supreme Court hears case on homeless camping ban

An ordinance in Grants Pass, Oregon, barred people without a permanent residence from sleeping outside.
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An ordinance in Grants Pass, Oregon, barred people without a permanent residence from sleeping outside.
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Supreme Court appears to favor Oregon city in dispute over homeless camping ban

An ordinance barred people without a permanent residence from sleeping outside.
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Homeless rights activists hold a rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Apr. 22, 2024, in Washington.
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Supreme Court to decide if ban on homeless encampments is 'cruel and unusual'

The Supreme Court will decide whether civil and criminal penalties applied to homeless people for camping in public areas constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
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Unhoused residents of Grants Pass, Ore., camp in Tussing Park along the Rogue River.
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Supreme Court seems torn over ban on homeless encampments

Two federal courts put the measure on hold after finding it “cruel and unusual punishment” under the Eighth Amendment to ticket people with no alternative to survive.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court seems torn over ban on homeless encampments
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Supreme Court’s ruling on homelessness could have major implications across US

The case is the most significant legal dispute over homelessness in more than 40 years. The Supreme Court's decision is expected by the end of June.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court’s ruling on homelessness could have major implications across US
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Supreme Court will take up 'ghost guns' case next term

The Supreme Court said Monday it would take up the issue of "ghost guns" next term.
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The United States Supreme Court building is seen as in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2023.
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Supreme Court to hear high-stakes case on homeless encampments

Supreme Court justices will confront the issue over homeless encampments and the punitive steps cities like Grants Pass, Oregon, are increasingly taking to address them.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court to hear high-stakes case on homeless encampments
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SCOTUS to hear appeal over lower court ruling on homeless case

A lower court in Los Angeles found punishing homeless individuals for sleeping outside to be cruel and unusual, and therefore unconstitutional. The Supreme Court hears an appeal to this on Monday.
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VIDEO: SCOTUS to hear appeal over lower court ruling on homeless case
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‘There aren’t easy answers’ to the political divide in US: Stephen Breyer

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews retired Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer on “This Week.”
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VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Stephen Breyer
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Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: ‘I've not seen politics in the court’

In an extended conversation with “This Week” co-anchor Jonathan Karl, retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer discusses his judicial philosophy and his new book, "Reading the Constitution.”
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VIDEO: Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: ‘I've not seen politics in the court’
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Stephen Breyer insists politics don't play a role in Supreme Court's decisions

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is pushing back on claims that the institution has become increasingly political amid rulings on Trump, abortion and more
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Justice Stephen Breyer appears on ABC News This Week.
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3 major cases to be heard before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for cases concerning abortion rights, homelessness and presidential immunity.
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VIDEO: 3 major cases to be heard before the Supreme Court
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Supreme Court to weigh in on criminalization of homelessness

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer explores the criminalization of homelessness as communities use punitive measures to clear encampments. The Supreme Court tackles the case next week.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court to weigh in on criminalization of homelessness
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Supreme Court justices divided over charges against some January 6th protesters

Justices at the Supreme Court appear divided over whether the U.S. government can bring felony obstruction charges against Jan. 6 protesters and former President Donald Trump.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court justices divided over charges against some January 6th protesters
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SCOTUS appears divided on case that could upend felony charges against Jan. 6 rioters

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a case that could invalidate felony charges for more than 300 individuals connected to the Capitol riot -- including Donald Trump.
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The US Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2023.
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Supreme Court allows Idaho’s ban on gender affirming care for minors to be enforced

The court did not weigh in on the merits of the law, but the conservative majority said it can be enforced while a lawsuit moves forward.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court allows Idaho’s ban on gender affirming care for minors to be enforced
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Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for minors

A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed Idaho to proceed with enforcement of a new law aimed at prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors.
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2024.
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Supreme Court weighs in on homeless rights dispute

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer discusses the homelessness epidemic and how law enforcement is attempting to clear out encampments.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court weighs in on homeless rights dispute
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Arizona Supreme Court allows 160-year-old near-total abortion ban

The state's Supreme Court has allowed a near-total abortion ban from 1864 to go into effect, only permitting care to save the life of the mother.
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VIDEO: Arizona Supreme Court allows 160-year-old near-total abortion ban
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