The United States Supreme Court rules that the sentence of life imprisonment without parole cannot be automatically given to a minor at all, extending its earlier restrictions on its automatic use in cases involving minors.
Sources: Catholic News
Sources: Catholic News
The United States Supreme Court, in a 7–2 decision, dismisses a challenge to the Affordable Care Act brought before the court by Republican-led states and the former Trump administration. The Court stated that the challengers did not specify an injury caused by the ACA to establish standing.
In a 6–3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that convictions for serious crimes requires a unanimous decision by the jury, overturning the conviction of the plaintiff, a Louisiana man, and the 1972 case "Apodaca v. Oregon". The ruling paves the way for hundreds of defendants to receive new trials.
The Supreme Court of the United States hears arguments on a case regarding whether the citizenship claim of a child is different if there is an unmarried father versus an unmarried mother who is a U.S. citizen.
The Supreme Court deadlocks (4–4) in the challenge to President Barack Obama's executive order that set up the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans plan, which could have shielded up to five million illegal immigrants. The tie leaves in place an earlier ruling against the plan.
The United States Supreme Court rules that almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be turned over to American families of people killed in attacks blamed on Iran, including the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.
The United States Supreme Court, with only Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting, blocks implementation of a Louisiana law that could have forced all but one of the state's abortion clinics to close, and restores an earlier judicial ban on enforcing the 2014 law. Last week, a federal appeals court said the law could be enforced.
The Supreme Court of the United States decides 6–3 to strike down a law passed by the United States Congress allowing people born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace in their passports, on the grounds that it is the President's prerogative to extend recognition of sovereignty in matters of foreign affairs.
The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to consolidate and hear four appellate rulings whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. It is currently allowed in Washington, D.C. and 36 states. Oral arguments will take place in April and a ruling may occur by June.