Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, was at Monday’s two-hour Supreme Court arguments about voting districts and race, where the eight Justices sought to make progress on an elusive issue.
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The United States Supreme Court is the highest court of the judicial branch of government—its duty is to interpret the law. Since 1803, the Supreme Court has been understood to have the power to declare national, state, and local laws unconstitutional. Article III of the Constitution defines the Supreme Court and which cases it can hear, and how other federal courts are established.
Amid nationwide debate over the authority of police to use their guns in enforcing the laws, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether police may be sued if they take action that provokes someone to be violent, and then shoot that individual in response.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at the latest developments in the court battle over Obamacare and birth-control access for women who work for religious non-profits.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at a dilemma facing an eight-person Supreme Court trying to decide the legality of an immigrant detention law.
Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston reports on Tuesday’s arguments about a death penalty case involving an intellectually disabled defendant in Texas.