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2 Dec
The Supreme Court appeared set to put limits on abortion rights in the United States by upholding one state's law banning the procedure after 15 weeks. Protesters from both sides of the issue rallied at the top court.
20 Oct
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
10 Sep
Mexico's Supreme Court has voted unanimously to declare the criminalization of abortion unconstitutional. Up to now, abortion has been legal in Mexico City and three other states in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, while elsewhere, the procedure was only permitted in cases of rape.
25 Jul
The southern US state wants the Supreme Court to reverse the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling — which legalized abortion nationwide — and let states regulate abortion.
25 Mar
Brazil's Supreme Court is set to throw out evidence in the corruption cases against former president Lula, after ruling that the judge spearheading the graft probe was biased against the leftist leader.
25 Feb
People hit the streets of Kathmandu, lighting candles and celebrating as Nepal's supreme court overturns the prime minister's decision to dissolve parliament, a move the court termed unconstitutional.
15 Jan
The US Supreme Court said that abortion pills must be obtained in-person, even during the pandemic, lifting a suspension of the rule by a lower court. Similar rules for other drugs, including opioids, have been waived.
14 Jan
India's Supreme Court formed a committee to resolve a standoff between the government and farmers over three agriculture laws. The farmer unions say they will only settle for a repeal of the laws.
20 Dec 2020
Opponents of a project to build a third runway at Heathrow airport react in front of Britain's Supreme Court after it ruled in favour of the plan, overturning a legal decision to block it on environmental grounds as the aviation industry looks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
4 Nov 2020
The president has claimed that the Supreme Court's decision to allow votes to be counted beyond election day was "dangerous." Within an hour, Twitter flagged the post and described it as "misleading."
14 Oct 2020
Senate Republicans are moving forward with Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination, in the hopes that she'll be confirmed by the end of the month. Democrats have decried what they say is an "illegitimate" process.
27 Sep 2020
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts praises the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a private ceremony inside the Supreme Court.

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