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Kobach: A Victory for Clean Elections and a Defeat for Judicial Activism

On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down one of the most important judicial decisions of the year. The Court decided Husted v. A Philip Randolph Institute, et al., holding that Ohio did not violate the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) when it used voters’ failure to vote for two years as a trigger to contact them to see if they has moved out of the state.

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Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Ability to Remove Ineligible Voters

The Supreme Court upheld states’ ability and obligations under federal law to remove the names of illegal voters from voter rolls prior to Election Day in case out of Ohio, though election experts caution that the justices’ 5-4 vote highlights the stakes for Republicans’ retaining control of the Senate this November.

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Supreme Court Opens Door to Legal Sports Betting

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law Monday that has barred California and 46 other states from legalizing and taxing the $400 billion a year in “black market” sports betting.

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Supreme Court Oil States Highlights Next Generation of Conservatives

Tuesday’s Supreme Court’s Oil States decision showcases Justice Neil Gorsuch as contemplating a major judicial role in limiting government power, perhaps providing a glimpse of where conservatives could take the Constitution in years ahead.

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UK Supreme Court Declines Appeal from Parents of Dying Toddler

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court declined Friday to hear an appeal from a mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a hospital to remove him from life support.

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Trump, DHS, Reformers Slam SCOTUS on Deportation Decision

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security condemned the Supreme Court’s decision to shield illegal immigrants from deportation because of convictions for a ‘crime of violence’ not cited in the law.

Demonstrators against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hold a rally demanding he must be jailed, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 03, 2018. Tensions ran high Tuesday in Brazil ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should start a …

PHOTOS: Brazil Transfixed as Supreme Court Jails Presidential Frontrunner

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of the nation’s largest cities on Tuesday and Wednesday in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision that opened the door for the arrest of socialist presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva late Thursday morning.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the NRA Leadership Forum on Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS via Getty Images)

Klukowski: Second Amendment and Due Process Allow NRA-Backed White House Proposal on “Extreme Risk Protection Orders”

The National Rifle Association is right to support President Trump’s call for state-level Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) – under which a court can take guns in rare situations for just a few days when there is evidence that a person may be on the verge of extreme violence – because such temporary measures are consistent with the original meaning of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and Due Process Clause.

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Klukowski: California Case Shows ‘Incredible Value’ Sessions Provides to Trump

Breitbart News Senior Legal Editor Ken Klukowski joined SiriusXM hosts Joel Pollak and Rebecca Mansour Tuesday on Breitbart News Tonight, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s federal lawsuit against California’s sanctuary city laws, in which Sessions asserts that three California statutes violate the U.S. Constitution.

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DOJ Court Filings: U.S. Constitution Forbids California Sanctuary City Laws

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a lawsuit on behalf of President Donald Trump and his administration against the State of California, Gov. Jerry Brown, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking a court order that California’s sanctuary city laws violate the U.S. Constitution. This case is likely ultimately heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Legislators Say Judges Have Stalled Debate Over Immigration Reforms

Ambitious progressive judges have stalled the immigration reform debate in Congress by giving D.C. politicians an excuse to avoid the painful compromises needed to reconcile the competing demands of voters, business groups, and amnesty advocates, say legislators.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: A flag flys outside the U.S. Supreme Court after it was announced that the court will allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will consider the case of the president's …

Supreme Court May Side with First Amendment, Not Unions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a law permitting government labor unions to extract involuntary dues from workers’ paychecks, in a case pitting the First Amendment against the power of a central pillar of the Democratic Party.

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Supreme Court Refuses to Weigh into DACA Fight—for Now

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) petition to decide whether the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is permitted by federal law. But the Court also made clear that it was only denying DOJ’s extremely rare request to skip the federal appeals court that currently has the case, making it almost certain that the nation’s highest court will take up the case later this year.

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Allegations Against Justice Clarence Thomas Discredited — Again

Journalist Jill Abramson attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday in the New York magazine, arguing for his impeachment. But Abramson and the women she cites in her hit piece are left-wing detractors of Thomas with credibility problems, and Abramson herself was reportedly fired from her previous job for not telling the truth.