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Pete Williams

Pete Williams is an NBC News correspondent who covers the Justice Department and the Supreme Court, based in Washington.

Pete Williams is an NBC News correspondent who covers the Justice Department and the Supreme Court, based in Washington.

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Supreme Court asks Maryland, Virginia officials to stop people picketing at justices’ houses

Gail Curley, the Supreme Court’s marshal, has written to the governors of Maryland and Virginia and local officials in suburban Washington, D.C., asking them

Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The Supreme Court ruled Biden can shut down the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" program, which was designed to restrict immigration at the southern border.

Attorney General Garland to undergo procedure to treat enlarged prostate

Attorney General Merrick Garland will undergo a medical procedure next week to treat an enlarged prostate, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Justice Thomas cites claim that Covid vaccines are made with cells from 'aborted children'

In a sharply worded dissent Thursday, Justice Clarence Thomas expressed support for the plaintiffs’ misleading claim that all Covid vaccines are made with cells from “aborted children.”

Supreme Court declines to review limits of police immunity from lawsuits

The Supreme Court declined to take a new look at how far the law should go in shielding law enforcement officials from lawsuits.

Supreme Court curbs EPA’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions

The Supreme Court on Thursday curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s options for limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to New York vaccine mandate for health care workers

The Supreme Court declined to take up a legal challenge brought by health care workers in New York who oppose the state’s vaccine mandate on religious grounds.

Supreme Court takes up power of state legislatures to decide election-related issues

The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether legislatures, not state courts, have final authority to decide how elections for federal candidates are conducted.
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Supreme Court curbs EPA’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions

The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s options for limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

Post-Roe, ‘camping’ has become code for abortions. Activists say it may put people at risk.

Some activists and experts warn that offering to house strangers isn't as helpful as connecting them with local abortion rights organizations.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to step down Thursday

Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from the Supreme Court at noon Thursday, he said Wednesday in a letter to President Joe Biden.