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The latest news and analysis about key cases and critical arguments before the Supreme Court. (Updated periodically) PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Brooks and Tumulty on debt, social spending, Jan. 6 investigation, Supreme Court

    Brooks and Tumulty on debt, social spending, Jan. 6 investigation, Supreme Court

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including debt ceiling negotiations in Congress, debate over President Joe Biden's social spending bills, new revelations about former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election, and what's expected from the Supreme Court this term. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 12 min
    Supreme Court resumes in-person arguments with abortion, guns, religious freedom on agenda

    Supreme Court resumes in-person arguments with abortion, guns, religious freedom on agenda

    The Supreme Court returned to the courtroom Monday morning to hear its first oral arguments of the new term in-person. The cases set for argument this term could make it one of the most contentious in many years. Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for The National Law Journal, was one of the two dozen reporters in the courtroom and joins John Yang with more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 7 min
    New state abortion laws, the future of Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court's upcoming term

    New state abortion laws, the future of Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court's upcoming term

    Abortion rights activists are marching today, voicing opposition to a Texas law that heavily restricts abortion access. The Supreme Court's new term begins Monday, in which it is scheduled to hear a case stemming from a Mississippi law that banned most abortions at 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mary Ziegler, a professor at Florida State University College of Law and author of the book, "Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present," joins to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 3 min
    Justice Breyer on 'procedural decision' behind Texas abortion law, politics on the bench

    Justice Breyer on 'procedural decision' behind Texas abortion law, politics on the bench

    Justice Stephen Breyer heads into a new supreme court term soon, facing a docket of hot-button issues and pressure from progressives to retire. The court's senior liberal justice, Breyer joined Judy Woodruff to talk about his role and new book, "The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 13 min
    Is the Supreme Court looking to overturn Roe v. Wade? Here's what one expert thinks

    Is the Supreme Court looking to overturn Roe v. Wade? Here's what one expert thinks

    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear arguments in a major abortion case that could roll back limits on abortion laws cemented by the landmark reproductive rights case Roe v. Wade. In its term beginning October, the court will consider a Mississippi state law banning abortions after 15 weeks. John Yang discusses the matter with Mary Zieglar from Florida State University College of Law. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 4 min
    Looking back at a year of Supreme Court cases tried over the phone

    Looking back at a year of Supreme Court cases tried over the phone

    Few institutions are as tradition-laden as the U.S. Supreme Court, but the pandemic brought changes. Justices dialed in to hear their final oral argument of the term Tuesday- a case about sentencing reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenses. Their final call also falls on the one-year anniversary of the court's very first remote oral argument. John Yang reports on the big adjustment. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 6 min

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