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Majority turns down request to send Texas abortion litigation back to federal district court

 at 5:30 p.m.

The court’s decision, with the three liberal justices dissenting, hinders abortion providers from reviving their challenge to the Texas law that bans nearly all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

front of supreme court building illuminated by sunlight with empty plaza in shadow

The Supreme Court plaza in October 2021. (Katie Barlow)



Court rejects “door-opening” as a Sixth Amendment confrontation-clause exception

 at 11:11 a.m.

In an 8-1 decision, the court sided with a criminal defendant who said his Sixth Amendment rights were violated when prosecutors introduced statements from another suspect’s plea agreement. 


Court rebuffs Trump’s bid to block release of documents related to Jan. 6 riot

 at 8:26 p.m.

The ruling cleared the way for the congressional committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021, to gain access to hundreds of pages of White House records.


Revenge of the rescheduled cases: Congressional proxy voting, the ministerial exception, and more

 at 5:01 p.m.

A regular round-up of “relisted” petitions. This week: Four cases morph from rescheduled status to relisted status.


Government faces skeptical bench in defending campaign-finance law challenged by Ted Cruz

 at 7:35 p.m.

The junior senator from Texas is testing a federal limit on how candidates can recoup large loans that they make to their own campaigns.