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The most important Supreme Court cases to watch out for this term

This segment originally aired Oct. 13, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. The Supreme Court returned for its current term on Oct. 2 with a docket full of potentially groundbreaking cases. One of the
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump's Presidency: 'We Are Not Experiencing the Best of Times'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump's Presidency: 'We Are Not Experiencing the Best of Times'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spoken out on her thoughts about Donald Trump before, and her distaste for him is no secret. In a recent interview with the BBC, the feisty justice
Do You Have a Constitutional Right to Use Facebook and Twitter? Supreme Court Weighs In

Do You Have a Constitutional Right to Use Facebook and Twitter? Supreme Court Weighs In

A North Carolina law that bars registered sex offenders from using Facebook, Twitter and similar sites is up for debate in the U.S. Supreme Court, and Monday’s argument turned into a discussion of
All the Weird Shit Going On at Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

All the Weird Shit Going On at Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Admittedly, I watch congressional hearings even when I’m not covering them. I also watch Supreme Court confirmation hearings, but not because I believe anything will change because of them. It’s like
Supreme Court Rules Unanimously for Better Education for Students With Disabilities

Supreme Court Rules Unanimously for Better Education for Students With Disabilities

On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that school districts must provide students with disabilities the opportunity to make “appropriately ambitious” progress in their education, and
Brilliant Legal Pioneer and Influential Black Republican William T. Coleman Dies at 96

Brilliant Legal Pioneer and Influential Black Republican William T. Coleman Dies at 96

Though many may not know his name, William T. Coleman Jr. was a champion of civil rights, an influential African American and a pioneering Cabinet secretary during the 1970s. He died in his home in
Senate Democrats Secure Enough Votes to Filibuster Gorsuch; GOP Rule Change Likely

Senate Democrats Secure Enough Votes to Filibuster Gorsuch; GOP Rule Change Likely

A few weeks ago, when a day of Senate hearings on Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court ended on what was described as a “confrontational note,” Senate Minority Leader
US Supreme Court Ruling on Offensive Trademarks Means Washington Redskins Will Likely Keep Their Name

US Supreme Court Ruling on Offensive Trademarks Means Washington Redskins Will Likely Keep Their Name

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the government cannot refuse to register a trademark because some may find the trademarked words offensive, saying that the disparagement clause of
Black Man Takes Miss. Flag to Supreme Court Because ... Look at It

Black Man Takes Miss. Flag to Supreme Court Because ... Look at It

A black Mississippi man who argues that the state’s flag is a symbol of white supremacy is taking his fight to the Supreme Court of the United States, setting the stage for the possibility that SCOTUS
US Supreme Court Grants Last-Minute Stay of Execution for Ga. Man Convicted by a Racist Juror

US Supreme Court Grants Last-Minute Stay of Execution for Ga. Man Convicted by a Racist Juror

Keith Tharpe, a Georgia man who was convicted of murder in 1991 and sentenced to death, did not die as scheduled Tuesday.Read more...
Justice Clarence Thomas Gets Exhibit in National Museum of African American History and Culture

Justice Clarence Thomas Gets Exhibit in National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture unveiled its latest exhibit, one featuring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a figure whose absence from the museum when
Supreme Court: Hacking conviction stands for man who didn’t hack computer

Supreme Court: Hacking conviction stands for man who didn’t hack computer

High court refuses to hear appeal of hacking conviction, one-year prison sentence.
Gerrymander 5K: run highlights absurdity of Republican redistricting

Gerrymander 5K: run highlights absurdity of Republican redistricting

Event in Asheville, North Carolina saw runners zigzag the boundaries of two districts that were redrawn in order to seize control of a liberal enclaveRunners taking part in a 5km race in a small city
US Supreme Court will not hear Samsung’s appeal in patent loss to Apple

US Supreme Court will not hear Samsung’s appeal in patent loss to Apple

With the Supreme Court not wanting to hear Samsung's appeal, the company might be out of options as far as this case is concerned.

1943 Court Ruling Offers Insight on National Anthem Controversy

Many NFL fans don't care for the national anthem protests, but the U.S. Constitution protects the protesters' rights.
A Supreme Court case this week could change US digital privacy standards

A Supreme Court case this week could change US digital privacy standards

You wouldn’t leave home without your smartphone. It gets you everywhere you need to go, and keeps you connected. But, by pinging nearby cellphone towers,…

How wedding cakes could redefine Americans’ free speech

The Supreme Court is about to decide if cakes are art. In the most-watched case of the term, the justices will consider if bakers can say no to making cakes they don’t agree with. Masterpiece Cakeshop
Lawsuit by the dozen? 12 states spread legal wings against California egg farm chicken space law

Lawsuit by the dozen? 12 states spread legal wings against California egg farm chicken space law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A dozen states want the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. The Missouri
U.S. Supreme Court gives thumbs up to Trump travel ban

U.S. Supreme Court gives thumbs up to Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. This is not a final ruling