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    Mueller’s Gone Quiet, But Expect Some Post-Midterms SurprisesRoger Stone’s maneuvering, Michael Flynn’s plea deal, and a newly unsealed Watergate document provide clues about the special counsel’s next move.
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    No, President Trump Can’t Strike Birthright Citizenship Out of the ConstitutionThe president is trying to stir up questions about the 14th Amendment, though for more than a century the courts have been very clear on its meaning.
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    How Will the Supreme Court Handle the Case of Kids Suing for Climate Action?“The right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free society,” wrote a federal judge.
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    The Future of Transgender Rights Now Rests With Brett KavanaughIf the Trump administration redefines gender under Title IX, the issue will end up before the courts — and Kavanaugh will likely be the deciding vote.
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    Harvard Admissions Trial Won’t End Affirmative Action – But That’s the End GoalBy taking up the cause of a small group of Asian-Americans, conservatives hope to give the Supreme Court a chance to end a historic civil-rights tool.
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    With Legal Storm Looming, Pat Cipollone May Be Perfect for White House CounselHe appears ready to pick up Don McGahn’s task of reshaping the judiciary, and his experience with congressional probes could certainly come in handy.
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    On the Morning Kavanaugh Took the Bench, One Moment Stood OutInside the Supreme Court, there were a lot of interesting, if subtle, dynamics at play as the new justice was seated.
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    Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Shreds the Pretense of an Apolitical Supreme CourtThe brute ascension of Justice Kavanaugh throws a wrecking ball at any remaining illusion that the Court is the only nonpartisan branch of government.
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    Rachel Mitchell’s Kavanaugh Report Just Tells Republicans What They Want to HearThe report on her questioning of Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh reads like the work of a GOP operative, not a serious sex-crimes prosecutor.
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    Kavanaugh Hearings: How Should Senators View the Evidence?Supreme Court confirmation hearings aren’t trials. Senators are free to make up their own minds about what they hear, with basically no constraints.
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    Brett Kavanaugh’s First and Highest Loyalty Is to the Right-Wing MachineAppearing on Fox News to defend yourself is a page from the movement conservative playbook — one that no other SCOTUS nominee has used.
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    Paul Manafort Has Nothing Left But InformationBy cooperating with the feds, he’s cashing in his last asset.
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    What Would a Joint Defense Agreement Between Manafort and Trump Mean?Unpacking the implications of an arrangement Rudy Giuliani seemed to tease.
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    Why the Mueller Probe’s Papadopoulos Bombshell FizzledThe ex–Trump aide’s plea deal raised hopes that he might be the key to more 2016 election mysteries, but prosecutors say he mainly hindered the probe.
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    Kavanaugh Put Trump Sycophancy Ahead of Defending the JudiciaryAfter Gorsuch called out Trump’s attacks on the courts, there was talk of rescinding his nomination. At his own hearing, Kavanaugh avoided that risk.
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    Kavanaugh Can’t Hide His Slavish Devotion to Presidential PowerDespite the judge’s evasive answers on executive power, his hearings have only underscored that no one should count on him to rein in Trump.
  17. Why the Still-Secret Brett Kavanaugh Documents Are a ScandalWhatever may be lurking in Kavanaugh’s past might be the Democrats’ last chance to stop his nomination.
  18. Welcome to the Brett Kavanaugh ShowWhat to expect from four days of hearings for the man primed to swing the Supreme Court rightward.
  19. the law
    Judge Ellis Knows What He’s Doing in the Manafort TrialAnd rumors that the trial has Mueller on the ropes have been greatly exaggerated.
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    Paul Manafort’s First Trial Is a Sideshow. The Next One Won’t Be.The real action is already happening across the Potomac, where another Manafort trial is bound to be much more revealing.
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    In Kavanaugh, Trump Found Another Judge Who Will Kiss the RingHe proved it within minutes of being nominated.
  22. the law
    Justice Kennedy Surrendered to Donald TrumpHis sorry final act in the term that just ended — caving to the Court’s right wing on key decisions — will loom large in Kennedy’s legacy.
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    It’s Donald Trump’s Supreme Court NowThe court’s decision upholding the president’s travel ban shows the that the conservative majority has no intention of standing up to him.
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    The Supreme Court Continues to Chip Away at Protections for Minority VotersThe conservative majority seems very comfortable being aggressive on this issue, as its decision on racial gerrymandering shows.
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    The Supreme Court Just Put a Ding in the Surveillance StateChief Justice Roberts broke from his fellow conservatives to make cell-phone location data less accessible to cops.
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    SCOTUS: Forget What We Said Before About Not Having to Pay Sales Tax OnlineThe court threw out ample recent precedent to rule that states can collect tax on internet buys.
  27. Why the Supreme Court Keeps Dodging the Question of Partisan GerrymanderingThe chief justice is terrified of looking political. And the swing justice won’t make up his mind.
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    On Obamacare, Jeff Sessions Is Standing Against the Rule of LawThe attorney general has made a strange and shocking choice: not to defend the Affordable Care Act in court.
  29. Justice Kennedy Has His Cake and Eats It Too in Gay Wedding CaseIn a much-watched civil rights case, Kennedy’s decision managed both to set down important markers while also avoiding the really big questions.
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    Why Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti Both Had a Bad Day in CourtOne got beaten down by a federal judge for being a grandstander. The other seems more and more likely to face prosecution.
  31. the law
    How a Federal Judge Is Laying Down the Law on Trump’s Twitter HabitsOne way to think of it is that she is — rather sneakily — giving him a test.
  32. The Supreme Court Has Decided to Shut Workers Out of the Courthouse for GoodMonday’s decision letting companies avoid class-action lawsuits is a devastating blow for workers.
  33. Donald Trump Comes Unglued Amid Growing Pressure From Bob MuellerHis latest freakout against the Dept. of Justice bears resemblance to his mendacious campaign promise to prosecute his political enemies.
  34. the law
    Why the Supreme Court Just Opened the Doors to Legal Sports Betting in AmericaIt has a lot to do with the Tenth Amendment.
  35. Schneiderman Is Gone, But New York’s Legal #Resistance to Trump Will Go OnThe efforts of state attorneys general to uphold the rule of law are bigger than any one person.
  36. The Supreme Court Will Make Trump Talk to Mueller If It Has ToIf Mueller’s effort to make Trump testify winds up before the court, expect SCOTUS to stick to the precedent set by United States v. Nixon.
  37. Preet Bharara’s Former Deputy on His Old Boss’s Firing and Michael Cohen CaseFormer acting U.S. attorney Joon Kim discusses leading the Southern District of New York under the Trump administration.
  38. the law
    In the Travel-Ban Case, Supreme Court Seems Ready to Let Trump Be TrumpA day of interesting hypotheticals — and comments from the bench that suggest the president will get a lot of latitude.
  39. the law
    In the Bizarre Michael Cohen Courtroom Drama, Trump Doesn’t Hold Much SwayThe judge in Monday’s hearing treated the case like any other white-collar investigation involving shady lawyers and clients.
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    Robert Mueller May or May Not Go, But His Work Won’t Go AnywhereThe special counsel has constructed an investigation that is sabotage-proof in key ways.
  41. the law
    FBI Raids Show the Investigation of Michael Cohen Is No ‘Witch Hunt’Despite what Trump thinks, federal investigators had to clear multiple hurdles to take such remarkable action, and Mueller didn’t orchestrate it.
  42. the law
    Mueller (Quietly) Keeps Turning Up the HeatRecent court filings by the special counsel’s office in the Russia saga paint a picture very different than the one GOP critics are trying to sell.
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    Lawyer Who Lied to Bob Mueller May Have Blown Paul Manafort’s Russia CoverAlex van der Zwaan, a minor character targeted by Mueller’s investigation, could make history.
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    Stormy Daniels Is Beating Donald Trump at His Own GameWith her legal and public-relations moves, she has managed to outmaneuver the president at every turn.
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    Trump Can Be Dragged Into Court for Defamation Case, Judge RulesFormer Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos is suing the president. It looks like he’ll have to show up in court.
  46. russia probe
    Mueller’s Interest in Obstruction Is Probably Just the Tip of the IcebergThe obstruction case may never come, but don’t be surprised if Mueller’s effort to unravel the Trump-Russia connection yields more conspiracy charges.
  47. the law
    Robert Mueller Trains His Sights on the Trump OrganizationA new round of subpoenas suggest an expanding investigation.
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    The Newest Frontier in Jurisprudence Is Trump’s Twitter FeedInside a federal courtroom, the government made a potentially precedent-setting argument for letting a social-media jackass do his thing.
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    Rough Justice for Public UnionsIn a case key to the future of organized labor, swing Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy sounded like he’d already made up his mind.
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    The Second Amendment Is No Barrier to Stricter Gun LawsThe courts have found that even all-out bans on assault-style weapons are in harmony with the right to keep and bear arms.
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