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Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment?

The formation of what many call a “safeguard against tyranny” was, in part, a way to preserve the slave system. ...

The Supreme Court’s Next Abortion Chapter

The procedure is under assault in several states and by the Trump administration. How will the court respond? ...

A Supreme Court Decision That Was a Wild Card

The Supreme Court’s decision on sports betting could reshape reporting on sports, business and New Jersey for years to come. ...

The Supreme Court v. Your Paycheck

We’re talking about real money. ...

Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Workers

Employees who are underpaid, harassed or discriminated against have been left to press their cases alone in arbitration. ...

UPPER SKAGIT INDIAN TRIBEv.LUNDGREN, SHARLINE, ET VIR. Decided 05/21/2018

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EPIC SYSTEMS CORP.v.LEWIS, JACOB. Decided 05/21/2018

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Indian Tribes Dig In to Gain Their Share of Sports Betting

As state governments develop plans to introduce sports betting, some American Indian tribes in the casino business are working to make sure they’re dealt in. ...

Supreme Court Rules for Death Row Inmate Betrayed by His Lawyer

The justices also decided that drivers of rented cars not listed on the rental agreements do not lose their constitutional right to privacy. ...

A Sports Gambling Ban Was Overturned, but Can You Bet on Tonight’s Game?

Though a Supreme Court decision Monday handed a victory to New Jersey, it may be a while before bets can be placed there — or elsewhere. ...

A Sports Betting Ban Was Overturned, but Can You Bet on the Game Tonight?

Though the Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on legalizing sports betting and handed a victory to New Jersey, it may be a while before bets can be placed. ...

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting

The case concerned New Jersey, but it has implications for other states eager to allow and tax sports gambling. Americans are estimated to annually place $150 billion in illegal wagers on sports. ...

UNITED STATESv.SANCHEZ-GOMEZ, RENE, ET AL.. Decided 05/14/2018

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CHRISTIE, GOV. OF NJ, ET AL.v.NCAA, ET AL.. Decided 05/14/2018

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BYRD, TERRENCEv.UNITED STATES. Decided 05/14/2018

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Dahdav.United States. Decided 05/14/2018

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Will the Supreme Court Scrutinize Solitary Confinement? One Justice Offers a Map

In 1979, an appeals court judge named Anthony Kennedy ruled that prisoners have a right to a little fresh air. Now he and his fellow justices could decide a similar case. ...

When Jurors Are Silenced

In Louisiana, lawmakers have a chance to fix a split-jury system that currently leads to more racial discrimination, wrongful convictions and mistrials. ...

How the Supreme Court Grasps Religion

We’ll soon find out as the justices prepare to rule on the travel ban and a baker who refused to accommodate a same-sex wedding. ...

Ninja Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Fun With Fame

The star of the documentary “RBG” has embraced her popularity as another tool in her effort to help women advance. ...