U.S. Supreme Court


The legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(D.A.C.A.) program awaits a U.S. Supreme Court decision this month. If repealed, it could have a significant impact on the Inland Empire with a loss of workers and deportations.

Najayra, a 24-year-old D.A.C.A. recipient says, she is feeling both tired and frustrated about the upcoming Supreme Court decision.

“The decision is like always pending every week and being pushed back," said Najayra. For me it has reaffirmed the need to continue to stay resilient even in times of uncertainty.”


The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld two California animal welfare laws by declining to hear challenges to  them.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was back in his hometown last week to address a group of Sacramento high school students, teachers, and local judges.  He urged more public discourse but refused to talk about the man who has been nominated to take his seat on the court.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court has now allowed sports gaming across the country, it doesn't appear likely that California will legalize it anytime soon.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains why.

Immigrants rights groups across the state are celebrating the decision this week by the U. S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging President Obama's immigration orders.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on what's at stake by the high court taking the case.


The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday about whether the federal Environmental Protection Agency can require power plants to clean up their toxic emissions, as the coal industry and its supporters continue to challenge the EPA's standards for mercury and other airborne toxins.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more in this story from California News Service.


By refusing to hear an appeal this week, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with one of the tiniest fish in California.  The court was asked by some California farming interests and water districts to consider overturning a case that affirms protections for the Delta Smelt, a fish found only in the San Francisco Bay Delta.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this story from California News Service.