In particular, the justices will be examining a so-called safety valve provision that is meant to spare low-level, nonviolent drug dealers who agree to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors from having to face often longer mandatory sentences.
The sweeping decision comes amid a trend in Latin America loosening restrictions on abortion even as access has been limited in the United States.
In the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that banned affirmative action, a new battle is brewing over a practice by various universities that gives preferential treatment to applicants with parents who attended the same institution. Here's what you should know about legacy admissions, as well as the controversy surrounding it.
Iowa’s Republican-led Legislature has passed a bill banning most abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.
The Supreme Court said a Christian designer can refuse to make wedding websites for gay couples after her lawsuit pointed to a request from a man named “Stewart” and his husband-to-be. But Stewart says that never happened.
Actor Michael Imperioli thanked the Supreme Court on Saturday for "allowing" him to discriminate after they held that a graphic designer who creates wedding websites does not have to create them for same-sex marriages.
President Joe Biden is offering an alternative student debt plan designed to ease borrowers’ threat of default if they fall behind on their payments.
The Supreme Court has ruled the Biden administration overstepped its authority in trying to cancel or reduce student loan debt, effectively killing the $400 billion plan.
A year after its sweeping gun rights ruling, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether judges are going too far in striking down restrictions on firearms.
In a defeat for gay rights, the court ruled 6-3 for designer Lorie Smith despite a Colorado law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, gender and other characteristics.
The Supreme Court is expected to announce major decisions Friday on Biden's student loan forgiveness program and a case that impacts gay rights.
Some universities are exploring innovative strategies, such as socio-economic factors, to ensure a diverse student body while remaining within the legal boundaries defined by the Supreme Court.
President Joe Biden said he “strongly, strongly" disagrees with the court's ruling and urged colleges not to let the ruling “be the last word."
The case stemmed from the latest attempt by the state's Republican-led legislature to draw U.S. House districts favoring GOP candidates, potentially transforming elections for Congress and president.
The Supreme Court has left in place an appellate ruling barring a North Carolina public charter school from requiring girls to wear skirts to school.
Saturday, June, 24, marks one year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that provided a constitutional right to abortion.
Republican-led states that challenged the policy say federal law requires authorities to detain and deport even those who pose little or no risk.
Marcus DeAngelo Jones was given a 27-year prison sentence for violating a federal law meant to keep guns out of the hands of people with previous criminal convictions.
The Supreme Court has issued a surprising ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case, rejecting a Republican-led effort to weaken a landmark voting rights law.
The Supreme Court has ruled against unionized drivers who walked off the job with their trucks full of wet concrete. The decision in a case from Washington state united liberal and conservative justices in labor’s latest loss at the high court.