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The supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, apex court, and high court of appeal. Broadly speaking, the decisions of a supreme court are not subject to further review by any other court. Supreme courts typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from decisions of lower trial courts, or from intermediate-level appellate courts.

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The outcome could have broad implications for what the federal government can keep secret under the Freedom of Information Act.
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Illinois' attorney general says he's asking the state Supreme Court to order a new sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager..
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The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting..
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The Supreme Court blocked a controversial abortion law, hours before it was to go into effect. The 5-4 vote Thursday temporarily blocked the Louisiana law that..
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A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday stopped a Louisiana law imposing strict regulations on abortion clinics from going into effect in its first major test..
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The Supreme Court denied a Muslim man's request for an imam to be present at his death in Alabama.
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A divided Supreme Court halted abortion restrictions in Louisiana until the justices decide if the law varies from a Texas law they blocked in 2016.
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