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Divided court authorizes Alabama execution, but state is unable to carry it out before midnight deadline

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The Supreme Court’s decision lifted a lower-court order that had put the lethal injection on hold. Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the three liberal justices in dissent.

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In an emergency order on Thursday night, the court cleared the way for the lethal injection of Alan Eugene Miller. (Katie Barlow)


In Maryland prison-assault case, a request to clarify an important procedural question

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A weekly look at new and notable petitions seeking Supreme Court review. This week: preserving issues on appeal.


Court denies Yeshiva University’s request to block ruling on LGBTQ recognition

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The decision reinstated a New York court’s ruling that required Yeshiva to approve a Pride Alliance student club. But the club’s victory may prove to be short-lived.


Supreme Court previews for the 2022-23 term

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A list of events offering expert analysis on the Supreme Court’s upcoming term. All are free and available to the public.