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Students Ask Supreme Court to Block College Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being asked to block a plan by Indiana University to require students and employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It’s the first time the high court has been asked to weigh in on a vaccine mandate and comes as some corporations, states and cities are also contemplating or have adopted vaccine requirements for workers or even to dine indoors.

The case is not the first time a coronavirus-related issue has been before the court. In rulings over the past year the conservative-dominated high court has largely backed religious groups who have challenged restrictions on indoor services during the cononavirus pandemic.

In the current case, however, a three-judge federal appeals court panel, including two judges appointed by . . .

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Supreme Court Approval at 49 Percent

Less than half the U.S. population approves of the job the Supreme Court is doing, according to a new Gallup poll.

Americans’ approval rating for the court dropped to 49% this year after hitting a 10-year high in 2020, according to Gallup on Wednesday. It’s also the first time the overall approval rating dropped below 50% since 2017.

While Republicans and Democrats both gave a 51% approval rating this year, 46% of . . .

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Left Presses Dems After Supreme Court Voting Ruling

The United States Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to uphold an Arizona law that prohibits votes from out of the district to be counted, and ballot harvesting where third parties collect absentee or mail-in ballots, is forcing congressional Democrats to move swiftly to  pass bills that would deregulate voting in states, and potentially federalize some elections.

“The court’s decision, harmful as it is, does not limit Congress’ ability to repair the damage done today: it puts the burden back on Congress to restore the . . .

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Progressives Bring Back Call to Expand Supreme Court

Progressive Democrats have renewed their call to expand the Supreme Court following its decision on voting laws in Arizona in a blow to the Voting Rights Act.

“Today, the Supreme Court once again gutted the Voting Rights Act,” Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., tweeted on Thursday. “If we don’t expand the Court soon, we will . . .

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Biden Says Congress Must Act on Voting Rights After Top Court Ruling

Congress must act to restore fundamental voting rights after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday backed Arizona voting rules, President Joe Biden said, adding that legislative safeguards are needed to repair the damage done by what he views as the state’s . . .

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Supreme Court: No Right to Hearing for Some Immigrants

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the government can indefinitely detain certain immigrants who say they will face persecution or torture if they are deported to their native countries.

Over the dissent of three liberal justices, the court held 6-3 that the immigrants are not entitled to a hearing about whether they should be released . . .

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