States' rights or federal? Education policy or equality? Which bathroom a transgender person is allowed to use speaks to unsettled legal and cultural questions as old as America itself.
The highest court in the US has ruled that a convicted black man who was tried by a racially-biased jury has a right to appeal. The court also said a Native American group should be able to exercise tribal sovereignty.
The US' top court has declined to rule on a case involving transgender teenager Gavin Grimm. The decision comes as bathroom access becomes a focal point of the debate over transgender rights.
The US president has removed federal guidelines on the use of restrooms for transgender students. Critics have lashed out at the White House's move, saying it puts children at risk of harassment and abuse.
National Republicans are again supporting embattled US Senate candidate Roy Moore. President Donald Trump has even formally endorsed him despite reports from several women that he molested them while they were teenagers.
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