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The latest news and analysis about key cases and critical arguments before the Supreme Court. The feed is updated frequently when the court is in session with interviews, background reports and updates to put key decisions in context.

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Who’s in and who’s left out as Trump travel ban takes effect

6/29/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: After months of legal and political wrangling, President Trump’s executive order banning entry into the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries goes into effect tonight. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court gave a partial green light to get started, ordering those with what it called bona fide family or business ties to the U.S. be granted entry. Last night, the Trump administration laid out which connections count. And joining us to...

Duration: 00:03:34


Trump’s travel ban, reinstated but restricted, will raise questions about who can enter U.S.

6/26/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: This final day of the Supreme Court term has revived a controversial item on President Trump’s agenda: his travel ban. The justices announced that they will hear arguments this fall on the constitutionality of the ban. In the meantime, they reinstated a limited version of the order, affecting travelers from six mostly-Muslim countries. Mr. Trump lauded the Supreme Court’s action today as — quote — “a clear victory for our national...

Duration: 00:07:42


News Wrap: U.K.’s Theresa May strikes deal to bolster party

6/26/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: And in the day’s other news: The Supreme Court also announced that it will decide a case pitting gay rights against religion. At issue is whether a Denver baker acted legally when he refused to sell a same-sex couple a wedding cake. He cited his religious beliefs. In another case, the justices ruled 7-2 that a church-run school in Missouri may seek taxpayer-funded grants for a new playground. President Trump has again accused former...

Duration: 00:03:27


A case about citizenship draws laughter and lively banter at the Supreme Court

4/28/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: The U.S. Supreme Court’s final case this term was expected to be a highly technical argument on immigration law, but it wound up pulling back the curtain a little on the justices’ personalities, and how they interact with each other. John Yang has the details of listening in on court arguments. JOHN YANG: Here to walk us through some of the key moments during Wednesday’s oral arguments is Robert Barnes. He has covered the...

Duration: 00:06:34


Should states fund repairs at church schools?

4/19/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: Back here in Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court grappled once again with the relationship between church and state. At the center of today’s legal fight, a school playground. Jeffrey Brown has more. JEFFREY BROWN: Can the state of Missouri give money to repair the playground of a church-run day care? And what have we learned in the first days of Justice Neil Gorsuch on the bench? Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent...

Duration: 00:05:10


How will Justice Gorsuch influence polarizing Supreme Court cases?

4/10/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: On the domestic front, as we reported, the Supreme Court today welcomed its newest member, Neil Gorsuch, who brings the court back to its full compliment of nine justices. Jeffrey Brown takes it from there. JEFFREY BROWN: Now that he’s officially Justice Gorsuch, we confront the question of how he might influence the high court and its work going forward. And for that, we turn, as we always do, to Marcia Coyle, chief Washington...

Duration: 00:05:41


News Wrap: Neil Gorsuch confirmed at end of Senate’s Supreme Court fight

4/7/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: The long fight to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court is over. The U.S. Senate today confirmed President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, by a vote of 54-45. He will fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Lisa Desjardins has our report. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: The nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch of Colorado to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is confirmed. LISA...

Duration: 00:05:25


Murray: ‘Nuclear’ option on Gorsuch is Republicans’ choice

4/6/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: As the fight over Neil Gorsuch continued to play out in the U.S. Senate today, I sat down with Democrat Patty Murray, the four-term senator from Washington State, who is one of the majority of Democrats opposed to Gorsuch taking that vacant seat on the Supreme Court. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-Wash.: What concerns me at the end of the day is a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, someone’s judgment and their beliefs in terms of protecting...

Duration: 00:06:06


How does Neil Gorsuch wield originalism in his decisions?

3/22/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, a look at the third day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings and what more we learned about Neil Gorsuch. Joining me at the table tonight, PBS NewsHour hour Supreme Court analyst Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal, Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog.com. Pam Karlan, she’s a professor of law at Stanford University. She worked in the Justice Department during the Obama administration. And Ilya Shapiro, he’s a senior fellow in...

Duration: 00:15:39


Did senators get enough substance on Gorsuch’s views?

3/21/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Now back to examination of the second day of Senate hearings to confirm federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Joining me at the table today, PBS NewsHour Supreme Court analyst Marcia Coyle of “The National Law Journal,” Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog.com. Pam Karlan, she’s a professor of law at Stanford University. She worked in the Justice Department during the Obama administration. And Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in...

Duration: 00:20:13


Gorsuch in confirmation hearing promises independence from politics

3/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, we want to turn to that other major story today, day one of the confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. Here are some excerpts of what senators on the Judiciary Committee, as well as the nominee himself, had to say in opening statements. SEN. CHARLES GRASSLEY, R-Iowa: Judge, welcome to the Senate Judiciary Committee. JUDY WOODRUFF: It was day one of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s hearing,...

Duration: 00:04:57


Grassley: Gorsuch willing to be a judge, not a legislator

3/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to my conversation with the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He’s Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa. We spoke a short time ago. And I began by asking what the country learned about Judge Gorsuch today. SEN. CHARLES GRASSLEY, R-Iowa: I think they learned that he is willing to be a judge, and not be a legislator, and I think he tells best what he’s up to when he says a judge that likes all his decisions isn’t a very good...

Duration: 00:06:11


What to expect from Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings

3/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: And back to the Supreme Court nominee now. We want to take a closer look now at Judge Gorsuch from those who know him well and have studied his record closely. Jeffrey Brown has this portrait. READ MORE: Photos: Who is Neil Gorsuch? PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Today, I am keeping another promise to the American people. JEFFREY BROWN: President Trump announced his pick in the East Room of the White House on January 31. PRESIDENT DONALD...

Duration: 00:19:07


Finding clues of the high court’s future in Gorsuch’s record

2/1/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio MILES O’BRIEN: Now, for a closer look at the man who could shape the conservative direction of the U.S. Supreme Court for decades to come. A national TV audience looked on last night as Judge Neil Gorsuch summed up his judicial philosophy. NEIL GORSUCH, Supreme Court Nominee: It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives. A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge. MILES O’BRIEN:...

Duration: 00:09:57


Sessions known for tough stance on immigration — and failed judgeship

11/18/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: And now for our in-depth look at President-elect Trump’s latest picks for his top jobs in his administration. We start with Senator Jeff Sessions, one of the most conservative U.S. lawmakers, and potentially the nation’s next top law enforcement official. John Yang begins. JOHN YANG: Nine months ago, Jeff Sessions became the first senator to back candidate Donald Trump. SEN. JEFF SESSIONS (R-Ala.): I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump...

Duration: 00:07:22


Ruth Bader Ginsburg on becoming ‘Notorious’

10/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke countless barriers for women in the legal profession long before she was tapped by President Bill Clinton for the highest court in the land. Now she has published a collection of her writings and speeches called, “My Own Words.” For this latest addition to the “NewsHour” Bookshelf, Gwen Ifill sat down with Justice Ginsburg recently at the Supreme Court. GWEN IFILL: Justice Ginsburg, thank you for speaking...

Duration: 00:07:29


What President Hillary Clinton would do on Day 1

9/23/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: This week, we’re taking a close look at how the presidential candidates might actually govern. Last night, the focus was on what Donald Trump’s early days in office could look like. Tonight, we turn to Hillary Clinton and what her campaign statements tell us about a Clinton-led White House. John Yang takes it from there. JOHN YANG: Hillary Clinton’s opponents have said that her presidency will be extension of the Obama agenda. But what...

Duration: 00:07:56


Shields and Brooks on voter disenchantment across the globe

6/24/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The presidential nominees also weighed in on the Brexit result today. During a press conference at his Scottish resort and golf course this morning, Donald Trump praised Britain’s decision to leave the E.U. DONALD TRUMP (R), Presumptive Presidential Nominee: I really do see a parallel between what’s happening in the United States and what’s happening here. People want to see borders. They don’t necessarily want people pouring into their...

Duration: 00:11:06


Busy day at SCOTUS yields support for affirmative action, roadblock for executive orders

6/23/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: We return to the big day at the Supreme Court. A split on immigration puts millions in limbo. And justices uphold affirmative action. We dig into both cases now with “NewsHour” regular Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent of “The National Law Journal.” Marcia. MARCIA COYLE, The National Law Journal: Judy. JUDY WOODRUFF: We know we need you here on days like this, especially on days like this. (LAUGHTER) JUDY WOODRUFF: Let’s...

Duration: 00:06:15


Experts weigh in on the validity of Obama’s immigration executive action

6/23/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: And now we take a deeper look at that case, the impact of today’s immigration split, on life outside the court. Angela Maria Kelley is with the Center for American Progress. For a time, she advised the Obama administration on immigration. And Jon Feere is a legal policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies. Welcome to both of you. ANGELA MARIA KELLEY, Center for American Progress: Thank you. JUDY WOODRUFF: Angela Kelley, let me...

Duration: 00:07:58

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