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Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch takes the judicial oath of office in 2017. Gorsuch may be the deciding vote in a case over whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing cases on employment protections for LGBTQ workers, and conservative Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, who hails from Colorado, is likely the deciding vote.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Thursday that states and federal lawmakers, not courts, are responsible for ending political gerrymandering.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down an abortion law in Texas. Our News Director Michelle Billman checked in with local advocates on both sides to hear their thoughts on the controversial ruling.

The court voted 5-3 in opposition to portions of a Texas law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges with a nearby hospital and to meet the standards of surgical centers in the state.

Sandoval Declines Supreme Court Consideration

Feb 25, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Gov. Brian Sandoval is withdrawing his name from consideration for a Supreme Court nomination. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

Sandoval issued a brief statement earlier today saying he’s humbled by the mention but has informed the White House that he's not interested in the post right now. 

This comes a day after reports that President Obama’s team was vetting Sandoval as a possible candidate.

GOP leaders are refusing to consider any Supreme Court nomination until a new president takes office.

Report Says Sandoval Being Vetted For Supreme Court

Feb 24, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Gov. Brian Sandoval is being vetted as potential Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy left by late justice Antonin Scalia.

The Washington Post reports that the Sandoval, a centrist Republican and former federal judge, is one of several candidates being considered by President Obama.