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The Supreme Court rejects the challenge to a federal law barring those subject to a domestic violence restraining order from possessing a gun. 


Supreme Court upholds bar on guns under domestic-violence restraining orders

 at 11:42 a.m.

In an 8-1 decision on Friday, the court ruled that a federal law the bars anyone subject to a domestic-violence restraining order from possessing a gun does not violate the Second Amendment. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the court’s guidance to lower courts to uphold gun restrictions when there is a tradition of such regulation in U.S. history is “not meant to suggest a law trapped in amber.”

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The court ruled 8-1 in United States v. Rahimi on Friday. (Abbie Fitz via Shutterstock)


Court allows ex-council member’s retaliatory arrest lawsuit to move forward

 at 4:38 p.m.

The Supreme Court cleared the way on Thursday for a Texas woman’s federal civil rights claim alleging that she was arrested in retaliation for exercising her First Amendment rights to move forward. The majority found that the evidence Sylvia Gonzalez presented, that she was the only person charged in the past 10 years under the state’s government records law, was enough to bring the claim.


Court upholds Trump-era corporate tax on foreign earnings

 at 1:58 p.m.

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.


Nine new relists as the court approaches the finish line

 at 4:29 p.m.

A regular round-up of “relisted” petitions. This week: As they near the end of the term, with only two conferences left before their summer recess, the justices relisted nine new cases this week. Those petitions include disputes over laws governing the military pay owed to civilian reservists ordered to active duty, the ability of Holocaust victims’ families to overcome claims of sovereign immunity, and whether the Americans with Disabilities Act covers retired employees.

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