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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, March 7, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court: City Violated Cop’s Free-Speech Rights

Last week, the Supreme Court held that when the government mistakenly believes a person is exercising his free-speech rights, yet that person is, in fact, not exercising any rights at all, it still violates the First Amendment to punish that person for what officials thought he was doing. The Court’s conservative justices disagree.

Ken Paxton Texas Attorney General

Texas Attorney General Wins Another 90 Days at SCOTUS for Voter-ID Law

WASHINGTON—On April 29, the Supreme Court issued an unusual order denying the relief requested by challengers to Texas’s voter-ID law, but also sending a signal to the appeals court currently examining the law, informing the lower court that it only has until July 20 to make a final decision, so that the Supreme Court would have time to act if necessary before the 2016 election.

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Fate of Obama’s Amnesty Uncertain at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Justices on the Supreme Court were sharply divided on several aspects of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, but it’s very likely that the 26 states challenging Obama’s program will prevail, ending the president’s gambit to grant legal status to 4.5 million illegal aliens.

Obama and Merrick Garland Pablo Martinez MonsivaisAP

Obama Could Try to Appoint Garland Without Senate Vote

WASHINGTON—As President Barack Obama’s efforts to pressure Senate Republicans to confirm Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court fail, liberal White House allies are floating a trial balloon of installing Garland on the Supreme Court without Senate confirmation.

Kasich Settle Down AP Matt Rourke

Kasich’s Second Amendment Problem

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Governor John Kasich’s hopes that he had overcome the anti-gun reputation he had earned for supporting the Clinton Gun Ban in 1993 may now be dashed, after he told two separate Sunday talk shows that he is considering nominating a Supreme Court justice who might abolish the Second Amendment.


Sahil Kapur: Democrats Worried Donald Trump Could Win with White Working Class Voters

WASHINGTON—Democrats are worried about Donald Trump’s possible path to victory by mobilizing working-class voters on the issue of trade, according to Bloomberg writer Sahil Kapur. Though the GOP frontrunner’s path to ultimate victory would still be “extremely difficult,” Kapur said, “people should not completely write him off on this, and a lot of Democrats are increasingly taking him seriously.”


The Easter Story

This is the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which Christians refer to as Easter Sunday, and the centrality of this belief to the Christian faith. This is the account from the Apostle Matthew, and as explained by the

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Kasich Would Consider Nominating Garland for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC—With remarks that may leave Republicans wondering which party’s nomination he is competing for, Ohio Governor John Kasich told CBS’s John Dickerson that if elected president, he would consider re-nominating Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court.

Merrick Garland and Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Opposes Judge Merrick Garland: No Hearings, No Votes

WASHINGTON—Ted Cruz released a statement through his campaign regarding President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to take Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court of the United States: Merrick Garland is exactly the type of Supreme Court

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz: ‘Trump Scared to Debate Me’

WASHINGTON—Ted Cruz is challenging Donald Trump to debate him in a long-form venue that would get past slogans and instead tackle policy and substance, taunting the businessman by saying, “He’s scared to debate me.”

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McConnell Says ‘No’ to Merrick Garland for SCOTUS, Citing ‘Biden Rule’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to take Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. But Republicans have already vowed that there will be no vote on his nomination through the end of 2016, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell citing the “Biden rule,” i.e. that nominations should not happen in a lame-duck, presidential election year.

The chair of Justice Antonin Scalia is draped in black following his death on February 13, 2016

White House and Senate Republicans Wrangle over Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is quietly strategizing with Senate Democrats about how to push a Supreme Court nominee to confirmation this year, while Republicans show no sign of flinching in their promise to let the American people decide this issue in November.

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Supreme Court: States Must Recognize Child Adoptions from Other States

WASHINGTON—Today the Supreme Court held that Alabama courts failed to recognize an adoption by a same-sex couple from Georgia. But this unanimous decision was based purely on the Constitution’s requirement for one state to uphold court decrees from another state and had nothing to do with the LGBT agenda.


White House SCOTUS Head-Fake Fails: Sandoval Out

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s attempt this week to distract Republican senators from their decision to let the American people decide the future course of the Supreme Court has failed, as the trial balloon he floated on nominating a moderate Republican fell flat.

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Supreme Court Opens First Session Without Justice Scalia

WASHINGTON—On Monday, the Supreme Court opened a daily session without Justice Scalia serving on the Court for the first time in almost 30 years, and Chief Justice John Roberts took a few somber moments to speak about the thing foremost on the minds of many present: the black-draped chair next to the chief justice’s right hand.