Court to take up Trump immigration, abortion referral rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them. The justices agreed Monday to hear appeals over the Trump policy that keeps taxpayer-funded clinics from referring women for abortions and the “public charge” rule that could deny permanent residency status to immigrants because of their use of food stamps, Medicaid, housing vouchers or other public benefits. The cases won’t be argued before the fall, and they could be affected by President Joe Biden’s orders to potentially reconsider both policies.