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Supreme Court Allows Trump To Temporarily Enforce Trans Ban

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The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will allow President Donald Trump to temporarily enforce an order barring transgender individuals from serving in the military. As is typical of orders of this nature, the Court gave no reason for its decision, though Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan noted their dissent. The Trump administration first ...

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Trump Floats Immigration Compromise As Supreme Court Considers DACA Appeal

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President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal to reopen the government Saturday, which included a three-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Trump’s overture to congressional Democrats comes as the Supreme Court considers whether it will intervene in ongoing litigation over the president’s attempts to rescind DACA, an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extends temporary legal status to 700,000 foreign ...

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Census Citizenship Case Likely To Be Fast-Tracked To Supreme Court

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The Trump administration will like leapfrog normal judicial procedure and appeal a federal judge’s decision removing a citizenship question from the 2020 census directly to the Supreme Court. In a sweeping decision running almost 300 pages, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman concluded that the Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau, violated a federal law called the Administrative Procedure Act ...

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West Virginia Supreme Court Impeachment Crisis Reaches US High Court

The West Virginia state legislature has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision which halted the impeachment trials of several members of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. State lawmakers said they are not aiming to restart removal proceedings against the state Supreme Court justices. Rather, they believe the ruling at issue essentially dismantles their impeachment power. ...

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At Trump’s Request, The Supreme Court May Soon Decide On Dismantling DACA

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The Supreme Court will consider the Trump administration’s request to intervene in the ongoing legal fight over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Friday. DACA is an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extends temporary legal status to 700,000 foreign nationals who arrived in the U.S. as children. The Trump administration took steps to terminate DACA in September 2017. ...

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Brett Kavanaugh Releases First Opinion As A Supreme Court Justice

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh delivered his first opinion for the high court Tuesday in a case concerning the Federal Arbitration Act. In recent years, the Supreme Court has adopted a pro-arbitration bent. Arbitration is a dispute resolution process that takes place outside courts. Advocates of arbitration say it provides for the settlement of controversies without the time and expense of ...

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Supreme Court Considers the Case of Gamble

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The United States Supreme Court is currently considering a case that will have major implications in the field of criminal law. The issue in the case is whether the federal and state governments can each prosecute an individual for the same conduct. The Supreme Court has already heard oral arguments in the case and will issue a ruling before its ...

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Trump Administration Seeks To Enforce Trans Soldiers Ban In Supreme Court

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In an unusual move, the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to let President Donald Trump’s administration enforce its ban on transgender military personnel while it litigates legal challenges to the policy. Thursday’s application is the latest in a series of aggressive measures the Trump administration has taken at the Supreme Court. “It is with great reluctance that we ...

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Republicans Take Bold Tack Against Democratic Gerrymander In The Supreme Court |

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A coalition of Republican voters made a pair of bold requests while asking the Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling striking down a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland. Their case, one of several pending before the justices on this topic, could clear the way for greater judicial scrutiny over redistricting. The Supreme Court has yet to find partisan line-drawing, ...

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The Supreme Court’s Attack On The Administrative State Has Begun

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The Supreme Court will take up an important question of agency power that could restrict the authority of regulators and bureaucrats to craft policy, the justices announced Monday. The case is likely the opening move in a broader attack on the power of the federal bureaucracy, which President Donald Trump and his allies in the conservative legal movement have long ...

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Kavanaugh Joins Liberals To Protect Pro-Planned Parenthood Ruling

The Supreme Court declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, over a vigorous dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas. The dissent was significant because it indicates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the high court’s liberal wing to deny review of a lower court decision that favored the nation’s largest ...

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Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge To The Border Wall

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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to President Donald Trump’s border wall Monday, which asserted that the administration violated the Constitution when it exempted border barrier projects from environmental regulations. The plaintiffs warn of adverse effects to local ecosystems should the administration raise a wall along the border with Mexico. “It’s disappointing that the Supreme Court ...

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George H.W. Bush Has A Far-Reaching Supreme Court Legacy

As president, George H.W. Bush made two appointments to the Supreme Court: Justices David Souter and Clarence Thomas. The Thomas appointment proved especially consequential, as the justice helped articulate conservative legal philosophy at the highest levels of the judiciary, and his clerks have followed him to the heights of power. Bush also effectively launched the judicial careers of three future ...

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