Supreme Court

Romanian orphans in a Bucharest orphanage shortly after the December Revolution in 1989.

What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion

Romania under Ceausescu created a dystopian horror of overcrowded, filthy orphanages, and thousands died from back-alley abortions.

Supporters of Kenya's opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga celebrate in the streets of Mathare slum in Nairobi on Sepetember 1, 2017. x
Kenya's Supreme Court ordered a new presidential election after annulling the results of last month's poll in a shock decision in favour of the opposition. Joyous celebrations erupted outside the court and in Nairobi slums after the second term victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared "invalid, null and void".
 / AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA        (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

In Unprecedented Reversal, Kenya’s Top Court Throws Out Election Result

International observers were quick to endorse the results of last month's presidential election. Now they're facing uncomfortable questions.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 14:  Visitors walk outside the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia February 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a Texas Ranch Saturday morning when he died at the age of 79. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court Is Ignoring Trump as Much as Possible

The country’s highest court has a strategy for combatting the craziness in Washington: stop focusing on the President.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: A view of the Supreme Court at dusk, January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court on Tuesday night. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

This Is What It Looks Like When Courts Don’t Trust the Commander in Chief

Why Donald Trump has an unprecedentedly short legal leash on national security.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump signs an executive order to start the Mexico border wall project at the Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Travel Ban Will Need More Than Tweaks to Survive, Experts Say

But the administration may yet go to the mat to defend the original executive order.

Judge Neil Gorsuch (C) and his wife Marie Louise look on, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017.
Trump named Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee. / AFP / Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Might Just Give Him Trouble in the Courts

Justice Neil Gorsuch is wary of executive action, and rarely believes in bending founding fathers’ interpretation of the constitution.

Indian members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community take part in a pride parade, calling for freedom from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, in Chennai on June 26, 2016. / AFP / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Carnal Intercourse Against the Order of Nature’ Is Still Illegal in India

The country's top court declined to revisit a law that targets gay sex — the latest setback for the subcontinent’s LGBT community and its struggle for equality.

A homless person sleeps outside the Termini train station on November 18, 2014 in Rome. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI        (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Stealing Food if You’re in Need Is Not a Crime, Italian Court Finds

The decision seemed particularly unusual in contrast to the U.S. criminal justice system’s response to crimes of necessity.


Supreme Court Widens FBI Hacking Powers

A new version of Rule 41 will allow judges to issue warrants for computers outside their district in some cases.


U.S. Supreme Court Rules Iran’s Terrorism Victims Can Collect $2 Billion

Victims of Iran-backed terrorism can now collect $2 billion from its central bank.


Supreme Court Could Hand Obama Stinging Immigration Loss

The Supreme Court seems primed to strike down Obama's executive action on immigration.


Obama Dares GOP to Block the Supreme Court Nominee Republicans Love

Republicans have expressed support for Merrick Garland, Obama's Supreme Court pick, in the past. Will they give him a vote?


GOP Launches Preemptive Strike at Obama’s Upcoming Supreme Court Pick

The GOP is formally launching a campaign to prevent an Obama Supreme Court appointment before a nominee has even been named.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15:  U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia addresses the Legal Services Corporation's 40th anniversary conference luncheon Septemeber 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also scheduled to address the LSC, which was established by the Congress in 1974 "to provide equal access to justice and to ensure the delivery of high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

One Decision Scalia’s Absence Likely Won’t Change? Immigration.

The Supreme Court justice's death will likely not change outcomes on an immigration case to be heard this spring.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15:  About fifty pro-immigration reform demonstrators gathered for a rally outside the United States Supreme Court  January 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Organized by immigraiton advocacy group CASA, the demonstrators called on the Supreme Court to take up and overrule a lower court's ruling against President Barack Obama's 2014 immigration executive actions, including the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) guidelines.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Will Hear Case Deciding Fate of 5 Million Immigrants

The court is expected to rule on Obama's controversial executive orders early this summer.


Scalia: I ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ if the Supreme Court Outlaws the Death Penalty

Supreme Court Justice Scalia says the death penalty could soon be ruled unconstitutional.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 27: A woman helps Francisco Pavon, center, wave a rainbow pride flag and an American flag during a gay pride celebration on June 27, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide without regard to their state's laws. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

White Supremacist Web Forum Suggests Burning Rainbow Flags for July 4

Just a week after the Supreme Court knocked down a gay-marriage ban in the United States, white supremacists are suggesting burning rainbow flags for July 4.


Can the Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision Help the World’s Most Homophobic Country?

Nigeria's draconian anti-gay law has trampled human rights, exacerbated the country's HIV crisis, and fueled vicious police crackdowns — and it isn't going anywhere.

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