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Texas bars spiritual advisers from death chambers

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice will bar chaplains, ministers and spiritual advisers from execution chambers in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling last week that halted the execution of an inmate who sought to have his Buddhist spiritual adviser in the death chamber.

Is Clarence Thomas headed out or just getting started?

Justice Clarence Thomas issued a jaw-dropping opinion earlier this week when he suggested it was time for the Court to revisit a First Amendment precedent that some believe is a crown jewel of the Supreme Court's jurisprudence.

Supreme Court will hear clean water case next term

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case next term that relates to the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Authority's authority to regulate pollutants that find their way into navigable water.

Graham credits Trump for Supreme Court picks

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed happiness Tuesday with President Donald Trump's successful nominations of Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, calling them "the greatest minds of their generation."

Supreme Court hears immigration detention case

The Supreme Court grappled on Wednesday with the scope of an immigration law that allows the government to detain without bond those living in the US legally with past criminal records.

CNN Poll: Majority oppose Kavanaugh; popularity grows with GOP

The wrenching battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the high court left the public with sharply negative impressions of the new Supreme Court justice and raised questions about his truthfulness, his temperament to serve and whether his partisan views would influence his work on the bench, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS in the final days of the fight over his confirmation.