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  1. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Won’t Block Turnover of Trump Tax ReturnsCyrus Vance will now be able to proceed with criminal investigations of the former president involving hush money and fraud allegations.
  2. the law
    Reintroducing Sonia SotomayorThe once-maligned justice has taken up the mantle of RBG and Thurgood Marshall. But what can she accomplish on the most conservative court in decades?
  3. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Don’t Even Want to Have an Impeachment TrialDemocrats will force the trial to go forward, but the odds of a conviction are low and getting lower.
  4. politics
    Trump Repeatedly Pressured Justice Department to Help Overturn ElectionAfter DOJ leaders refused to file a Supreme Court lawsuit, Trump nearly fired the acting attorney general just days before the attack on Congress.
  5. abortion
    Can Biden and Democrats Protect Abortion Rights From Trump’s Judges?The worst was averted when Trump lost and Democrats won control of the Senate. But an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court could strike soon.
  6. politics
    Biden Will Run a Very Un-Waspy GovernmentWomen, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Jews: This ain’t your grandfather’s Cabinet.
  7. voting rights
    Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh UrgencyRepublicans will block the reforms, but at the price of underlining an authoritarian strain in their thinking that will outlive Trump’s presidency.
  8. the law
    What Will It Take to Get a Black Woman on the Supreme Court?The fate of Biden’s campaign promise lies with Georgia.
  9. vision 2020
    Electoral College Rejects Trump Coup and Confirms Biden as PresidentIt’s a routine process, but threats of violence and plans by Trump’s campaign to “elect” bogus alternative electors are raising eyebrows.
  10. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Drop-Kicks Texas Lawsuit to Overturn the Election for TrumpA legal effort to keep Trump in power attracted huge Republican support. But the president’s favorite justices wouldn’t even hear it.
  11. contested election
    Every Republican in Congress May Have to Vote on Trump’s CoupDie-hard supporters of the president may force a January vote to overturn Biden’s Electoral College majority.
  12. vision 2020
    Ted Cruz Offers to Argue Insane Texas Election Lawsuit at the Supreme CourtTexas is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the election results of four other states.
  13. contested election
    Tuesday’s ‘Safe Harbor’ Deadline Should End Trump’s Failed CoupNearly every state has certified its results and electors, which — after December 8 — should cut off further challenges.
  14. vision 2020
    Trump’s Only Credible Legal Strategy Won’t Be EnoughIt’s possible the Supreme Court will accept Republican efforts to disallow late mail ballots in Pennsylvania. But there aren’t enough votes to matter.
  15. vision 2020
    Trump Scrambles for Legal Strategy to Stop DefeatA flurry of lawsuits from Team Trump may, at the very best, delay the inevitable.
  16. vision 2020
    Supreme Court’s Vague Election Orders Are a 2020 Wild CardRepublicans want the Supreme Court to stop lower-court judges from liberalizing voting rules, and the Court’s conservative majority often complies.
  17. vision 2020
    GOP Hopes That Amy Coney Barrett Would Fire Up the Base FizzledIt’s unclear that killing Garland’s confirmation or forcing Kavanaugh’s did electoral magic for the GOP. The non-fight over Barrett sure won’t.
  18. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Stops GOP Effort to Reject Tons of Ballots in PennsylvaniaThe 4-4 decision was a setback for Republicans, but it might have gone differently if Amy Coney Barrett were already confirmed.
  19. u.s. supreme court
    Senate’s Uselessness On Display As Judiciary Rubber-stamps Barrett ConfirmationThe body’s high regard for itself was never less earned than in this sham of a hearing.
  20. vision 2020
    The Democratic Advantage in Voting by Mail Is a Mixed BlessingDemocrats will be able to “bank” a lot of early votes, but then they may have to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to get them counted.
  21. vision 2020
    Pennsylvania Becomes Ground Zero For Election LawsuitsOne key struggle is over a court ruling that determined that “naked ballots” mailed without special envelopes will not be counted in November.
  22. vision 2020
    Federal Appeals Court Slams Door on Reenfranchisement of Florida Ex-FelonsIn a case affecting over a million Floridians, the conservative court let the state undercut a ballot initiative restoring their voting rights.
  23. vision 2020
    Wisconsin Ballot-Access Legal Battle Could Screw Up Voting by MailDon’t look now, but the chaos over Wisconsin’s April primary could be repeated in November as courts interfere with mail-ballot timetables.
  24. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Lets States Punish ‘Faithless Electors’A unanimous Supreme Court found no constitutional sanction for treating presidential electors as free agents.
  25. voting rights
    Wisconsin Showed How Voter Suppression Efforts Can BackfireVote suppression efforts can be turned on the perpetrators if they are exposed to sunlight.
  26. coronavirus
    Supreme Court to Close to the Public Until Further NoticeFive out of nine of the Supreme Court justices are old enough to collect Social Security, and two are over 80, making them especially vulnerable.
  27. voter suppression
    Georgia Is Really Good at Making It Hard for Black People to Vote, Study FindsA new analysis reveals the impact of precinct closures and poll-site relocations on voter turnout.
  28. guns
    Supreme Court Won’t Intervene to Protect Gun Manufacturer From Sandy Hook SuitFamilies of victims will have the chance to show marketing of the weapon used in the massacre violated state laws, which could set a huge precedent.
  29. gerrymandering
    State Court Tosses GOP’s Gerrymandered Congressional Map in North CarolinaRepublican boasts about partisan motives for maps challenged, as an illegal racial gerrymander backfired.
  30. 2020 census
    Trump Toys With Delaying 2020 Census, Maybe Defying ConstitutionAfter the Supreme Court rejected his rationale for a citizenship question, Trump is mulling a pricy delay or perhaps constitutional brinkmanship.
  31. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Partisan GerrymanderingThe brief window for federal court scrutiny of an intensely anti-democratic practices has come and gone.
  32. abortion
    A Decision in Kansas May Show How Abortion Rights Could Outlive Roe v. WadeThe Kansas Supreme Court’s decision may lead other states to establish abortion rights that could survive a reversal of Roe v. Wade.
  33. obamacare
    Judge Strikes Down Obamacare, but the GOP Should Hold Its ApplauseWhether the decision holds up or not, Republicans won’t like what comes next.
  34. Georgia County Debacle Shows Why We Need a Voting-Rights Act With TeethIt took an army of lawyers, activists, journalists, and citizens to provide the scrutiny the Voting Rights Act of 1965 used to make routine.
  35. voting rights
    Georgia County Trying to Close Most of Its Polling PlacesThe move is a dramatic attack on voting opportunities in a small county.
  36. Trump Plunges Ahead With Attack on Fuel Standards and CaliforniaIn a long-debated development, the administration freezes gas mileage standards and revokes California’s decades-old authority to be greener.
  37. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  38. Appeals Court Tees Up Trump Travel Ban for SupremesThe high court will soon consider both statutory and constitutional challenges to Trump’s third effort to impose a travel ban.
  39. Pennsylvania Court Kills Gerrymandered Pro-GOP Congressional MapIn really bad timing for Republicans, a state court applying state law overturns a congressional map and requires new districts this year.
  40. Alabama Governor to Vote for Scofflaw Roy Moore to Help Shape SCOTUSEven if Moore were as morally pure as the driven snow, he’s unquestionably a serial rebel against the federal judges he would vote on as a senator.
  41. Trump Admin & Appeals Court Keep Imprisoned Immigrant From Having AbortionThe GOP is bending to the right-to-life movement in an effort to deny a woman in federal custody the right to choose.
  42. The Trump Administration’s New, Permanent Travel Restrictions Are on the WayThe temporary travel ban that caused so much chaos and litigation is now giving way to permanent policies, with more litigation certain.