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Federal Courts

  1. the national interest
    How McConnell Stole Obama’s Court Seats and Gave Them to TrumpThe Senate Republicans broke all the judicial rules, and have been richly rewarded. Now George Will repeats an outright lie about it.
  2. What It Means to Have a Government That Hates the Constitutional Right to ChooseWhen low-level bureaucrats try to keep vulnerable women from exercising reproductive rights, they’re just following signals from the top.
  3. The EPA Wanted to Delay New Lead-Paint Rules for 6 More Years. A Court Said No.After dragging its feet under Obama and Trump, the EPA now has 90 days to write stricter standards for what constitutes a “dangerous” level of lead.
  4. Voter Suppression In Wisconsin May Have Won the State for TrumpThere’s growing evidence that GOP efforts to discourage voting were as important as any Clinton mistakes in turning the crucial state red.
  5. Anthony Weiner’s Day of ReckoningWhen the sentence came down, he slumped onto the table, his left arm covering his head.
  6. Could There Ever Be a ‘Do-Over’ in a Rigged U.S. Presidential Election?A vote crucially affected by, say, foreign interference might be an injury without an obvious Constitutional remedy.
  7. Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas’s Execution SpreeThe state will appeal the ruling, but may not be able to get its controversial execution schedule back on track.
  8. Appeals Court Rejects Request to Restore Travel Ban, for NowThe Justice Department’s request for an emergency stay that would have reinstated the travel ban pending the government’s appeal was denied.
  9. Seattle Judge Smacks Down Trump Travel Ban — For NowA judge is setting up a serious trial of Trump’s immigration policies, and the White House is already vowing to fight back.
  10. Courts Block Obama’s Overtime-Pay ReformAnother defeat for the president’s legacy.
  11. Courts Strike Blows Against Voter Suppression in Two Battleground StatesVoting “reforms” have been struck down in North Carolina and Wisconsin.