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U.s. Supreme Court

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. voting rights
    Georgia County Trying to Close Most of Its Polling PlacesThe move is a dramatic attack on voting opportunities in a small county.
  12. 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.
  13. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.