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US Supreme Court reinstates Biden's 'ghost gun' restrictions - for now

The justices put on hold a 5 July decision by US District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth, Texas that had blocked the 2022 rule nationwide pending the administration's appeal.

The decision was 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts and fellow conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett joining the court's three liberal justices to grant the administration's request. Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh dissented from the decision.

Leaked US Supreme Court decision suggests majority set to overturn abortion laws

Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the draft independently. If correct it would an unprecedented disclosure of a draft Supreme Court opinion.

The Supreme Court and the White House declined to comment.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the draft opinion which is dated 10 February, according to Politico.

Four of the other Republican-appointed justices - Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett - voted with Alito in the conference held among the justices, the report added.

Blow to Trump as court upholds suspension of travel ban

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling came in a challenge to Mr Trump's order filed by the states of Washington and Minnesota. The US Supreme Court will likely determine the case's final outcome.

An executive order by Mr Trump temporarily banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries.

Federal judge James Robart, responding to a challenge by Washington state, suspended the order last Friday.

Band sues to keep ‘offensive’ name

The case was brought to the Supreme Court by The Slants after their trademark was refused because the name is disparaging to Asian-Americans.

The Asian-American band acknowledges the name may offend, but say they chose it to "reappropriate" its meaning.

The ruling could impact the high-profile case of the American football team, the Washington Redskins.

In 2014 the US Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the team's six trademarks, including the lucrative team logo, after years of complaints from Native American groups.