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The court issued opinions in Moore v. United States, Chiaverini v. City of Napoleon, Diaz v. United States, and Gonzalez v. Trevino

OPINION ANALYSIS

Court upholds Trump-era corporate tax on foreign earnings

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The justices on Thursday upheld a 2017 provision of then-President Donald Trump’s corporate tax code overhaul which imposes a one-time tax on undistributed profits from U.S. shares of foreign corporations in which Americans own a majority. An American couple with shares in an Indian corporation had challenged the tax, but by a vote of 7-2, the court ruled that the tax is constitutional.

The court issued four opinions on Thursday. (Katie Barlow)

SCOTUS NEWS

Justices add four cases to next term’s docket

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In a list of orders on Monday the justices added four more cases to the court’s 2024-25 term docket. Those cases tackle issues ranging from the burden of proof for an employer hoping to rely on an exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act to avoid overtime pay to the pleading standards for securities-fraud claims against NVIDIA that rely on internal company documents.

OPINION ANALYSIS

Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill

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The justices threw out an attempt to roll back access to mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortions. The court unanimously held that the anti-abortion doctors and medical groups challenging the Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 and 2021 expansion of access to the drug had not shown they would be harmed by the FDA’s policies and therefore lacked the legal right to sue.

OPINION ANALYSIS

Supreme Court strikes down bump stock ban

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A divided court on Friday threw out a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, an attachment that transforms a semiautomatic rifle into a weapon that can discharge at a rate of hundreds of rounds per minute. In an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas, the court rejected the government’s argument that bump stocks can be prohibited under a federal law that bans machine guns.

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