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Supreme Court allows enforcement of Idaho ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors

The Idaho measure, which seeks to block treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy, is one of more than 20 enacted by conservative states targeting care for transgender youths.
People in front of the Idaho Statehouse
People in front of the Idaho Statehouse

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youths

The 2023 law subjects physicians to up to 10 years in prison if they provide hormones, puberty blockers or other transition-related care to minors.
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court

Supreme Court rejects BLM activist's bid to evade police officer's lawsuit

DeRay Mckesson was sued by a police officer who was injured during a Baton Rouge protest sparked by the killing of a Black man.
DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson

Justice Clarence Thomas misses Supreme Court arguments

The conservative justice wasn't present for oral arguments Monday, and the court didn't say why.
Clarence Thomas attends the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House
Clarence Thomas attends the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House

Former Justice Stephen Breyer plans return to the bench as visiting judge for appeals court

The First Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Boston, said it would be "thrilled to have him."
interview former supreme court justice legal law profile
interview former supreme court justice legal law profile

Top Democrats won't join calls for Justice Sotomayor to retire, despite fearing an RBG repeat

As more liberals urge Sonia Sotomayor to step down this year to ensure that Biden can pick her successor, some Senate Democrats are voicing fears of a 7-2 conservative majority.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court
Justice Sonia Sotomayor sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court

Supreme Court delay prompts federal judges to act in South Carolina redistricting dispute

A lower court that ruled the district held by Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., was racially gerrymandered has now said it can be used in this year's election following a monthslong delay in the Supreme Court deciding the issue.
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C. at the Capitol.
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C. at the Capitol.

Supreme Court justices question 'conscience objections' in abortion pill case

During oral arguments, several justices questioned whether doctors challenging FDA approval of mifepristone could base their complaint on their opposition to abortion.
Abortion rights activist rally in front of the US Supreme Court.
Abortion rights activist rally in front of the US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court hears mifepristone arguments as protests gather outside: Highlights

The justices heard arguments on an anti-abortion group's lawsuit challenging the Food and Drug Administration's lifting of restrictions on access to the drug.
The abortion drug Mifepristone.
The abortion drug Mifepristone.

Supreme Court signals it is likely to reject a challenge to abortion pill access

The Biden administration is defending FDA decisions that lifted restrictions on mifepristone, including one that made it available by mail.
Demonstrators rally in support of abortion rights at the U.S. Supreme Court
Demonstrators rally in support of abortion rights at the U.S. Supreme Court
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New York attorney general speaks at rally for abortion pill access outside Supreme Court

New York Attorney General Letitia James spoke at a rally outside the Supreme Court in support of access to the abortion pill mifepristone. Justices heard oral arguments over challenges to the medication's access.
New York attorney general speaks at rally for abortion pill access outside Supreme Court
New York attorney general speaks at rally for abortion pill access outside Supreme Court