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Supreme Court Lifts Ban on State Aid to Religious Schooling

WASHINGTON — States can't cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education, a divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. By a 5-4 vote with the conservatives in the majority, the justices upheld a Montana scholarship program that ...
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Justices Rule LGBT People Protected From Job Discrimination

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. “An employer who fires an individual...
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Unanimous Supreme Court Throws out ‘Bridgegate’ Convictions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the convictions of two political insiders involved in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal, saying that “not every corrupt act by state or local officials is a federal crime.” “For no reason other than polit...