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Ria Tabacco Mar of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is up to the Supreme Court to stop the LGBTQ community from being 'relegated to second class status'
UN refugee agency spokesman Andrej Mahecic stresses that 'any person fleeing violence or persecution must be able to access full and effective asylum procedures and international protection'
The US Supreme Court's decision – temporarily in effect while lower court proceedings play out – is a victory for Trump's restrictive immigration policies
Held only once every 10 years, the US census is instrumental in apportioning some $675 billion in federal funding to states and cities
A clinic and two doctors offering abortions appeal to the Supreme Court to block a law that restricts access to abortion
The 85-year-old judge underwent a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York
From trampling near-sacred allies like Canada to trying to make good with rival Russia and enemy North Korea, Donald Trump's foreign policy shook up the world
The US Supreme Court leaves in place lower court decisions that found that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts for Planned Parenthood
Chief Justice John Roberts, who rarely makes political statements, rebukes criticism of the courts by President Donald Trump, insisting that the judiciary is 'independent'
"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure," Trump says at the White House swearing-in ceremony
Across the United States, protestors rally against the nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct. The confirmation ushers in Republican control of the top court, a major win for Trump
If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court – a major coup for the Republican leader less than halfway through his term
Three key Republican lawmakers still officially undecided on Brett Kavanaugh, who has faced accusations of sexual misconduct
Furor over Kavanaugh's nomination has overshadowed next month's midterm elections in which control of Congress by Donald Trump's Republican Party could be at stake
Chad Ludington, a North Carolina State University professor, says Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' when he drank
The panel splits along strict party lines with the 11 Republican members backing Kavanaugh and all 10 Democrats voting against the president's controversial nominee.
'I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation by Dr Ford,' says Brett Kavanaugh in his opening statement
'I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school,' Christine Blasey Ford says
Donald Trump says he is skeptical because he personally had been the target of 'false statements' in the past made by various women
Brett Kavanaugh steps up his defense, saying 'I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect'
Brett Kavanaugh, the embattled US Supreme Court nominee of President Donald Trump, faces a second accusation of sexual misconduct
A university professor agrees to give her testimony publicly in the US Senate, accusing Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault
Sexual assault survivors – women and men alike – tweet their messages of solidarity for Christine Blasey Ford using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers calls as 'arbitrary' the first deadline set by the US Senate Judiciary Committee for her to testify against nominee Brett Kavanaugh over a sexual assault allegation
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers have told the Senate judiciary committee she cannot appear at its hearing scheduled for Monday, September 24, calling the date Republicans set 'arbitrary'
The college professor accusing Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's US Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault wants an FBI investigation
A professor at Palo Alto University decides to waive her anonymity because she felt her 'civic responsibility" was "outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation'
'If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich,' says Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Opposition figures waste no time in assailing Brett Kavanaugh, warning his confirmation would usher in the erosion of civil liberties and long-held rights, while conservatives are quick to drum up support for the nominee
(UPDATED) Trump's decision stands to be among the most consequential of his presidency, as he seeks to shape the high court to his conservative leanings for decades to come
Justice Anthony Kennedy's departure at the end of July will give US President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint his second justice to the 9-seat bench, which exerts a deep and far-reaching influence on American life.
The US Supreme Court ruling validates the 3rd and most recent version of the ban, which applies to travelers from 5 mainly Muslim nations – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – and from North Korea, about 150 million people in total
The US high court rules that while the Colorado Civil Rights Commission determined that Masterpiece Cakeshop must serve clients regardless of sexual orientation, the panel showed 'clear and impermissible hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs' of the baker
Gavin Grimm, who identifies as a man but was born as a woman, is at the heart of a pitched battle for transgender rights in the US
Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch joins in a 5-4 ruling stating that the legal definition of a crime of violence – which is being used to deport Philippines-born James Garcia Dimaya – is too vague
It reverses a ruling by the San Francisco 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which had set a 6-month limit for detention without a bond hearing as long as the person did not pose a flight risk or a danger to national security
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The Obama-era DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – program will stay in place, even if recipients are still in legal limbo
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(UPDATED) The US Supreme Court says that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from 6 mainly Muslim countries pending appeal
From Trump's perspective, the most significant case would result in a validation of his decrees limiting immigration, which have faced repeated setbacks in lower courts
Justices accept the administration s emergency petition to stay a ruling by the San Francisco Appeals Cour that would have allowed thousands of refugees already in the pipeline to come to the United States despite the ban
The court accepted a Hawaii federal judge s ruling last week that the Trump administration had too narrowly defined what constitutes close family relationships in its travel ban exemptions
It is unclear how quickly the Supreme Court might respond and when or if the expanded terms set by the Hawaii judge might take effect
His statements and his rhetoric have caused a great amount of harm to the American Muslim community says Azhar Azeez president of the Islamic Society of North America
UPDATED The decision is a win for Donald Trump who insists the ban is necessary for national security despite criticism that it singles out Muslims in violation of the US constitution
The White House declines to comment on speculation that a pivotal US Supreme Court justice might announce his retirement
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit keeps in place a lower court injunction on the ban arguing the president has overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality
Neil Gorsuch s swearing in retilts the bench to the right as he filled the seat left vacant by last year s death of conservative icon Antonin Scalia