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Supreme Court strikes down bump stock ban

 at 1:39 p.m.

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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The justices ruled 6-3 in Garland v. Cargill on Friday. (Trekandshoot via Shutterstock)


Supreme Court adds four cases to next term’s docket

 at 10:49 a.m.

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.


Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill

at 11:13 a.m.

The justices on Thursday 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.


Justices side with Starbucks in union organizing dispute

 at 4:44 p.m.

The court on Thursday rejected a more lenient standard the lower courts applied in granting the National Labor Relations Board a preliminary injunction against Starbucks, after the company fired seven employees involved in unionizing at a Memphis store. The decision will make it harder for the agency to order employers to reinstate workers in labor disputes.

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