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Supreme Court to Decide if Census Can Check U.S. Citizenship

The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can ask every person in America if they are a U.S. citizen, granting review Friday on a legal challenge to that question and bypassing the federal appeals court in an extremely rare move not seen in many years.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the PresidentÕs Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images)

Klukowski: President Trump Must Ensure Spending Bill Does Not Cancel Emergency Powers

The White House should be extremely cautious in studying every single word in Congress’s spending bill, because even a single phrase could negate every authority President Donald Trump currently has under federal law to build and fund the border wall, even canceling his authority to declare a national border emergency.

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Judicial Crisis Network to Senate Democrats: Stop Bullying Federal Judges

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) launched a $1.5 million ad buy on Friday calling on Senate Democrats to stop bullying President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees over their religious faith. Federal judges will be a top issue over the next two years for the 2020 election.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at dusk February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a Texas Ranch Saturday morning when he died at the age of 79. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Declines Case on Whether Dodd-Frank’s CFPB Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Monday denied review of a major challenge to the constitutionality of the CFPB and Dodd-Frank, resulting from the understandable recusal of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was still a judge on the federal appeals court handling the case on its way to the justices when the case was pending before that court.

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Supreme Court to Tackle Political Redistricting in March

The Supreme Court will tackle political gerrymanders, possibly ending a decades-long constitutional debate over whether courts can somehow take political calculations out of political redistricting.

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Pollak: Trump Gives the Media a Long-overdue Lesson About the Constitution

President Donald Trump gave a long-overdue lesson to the White House press corps about the Constitution’s limits on executive power — limits the media largely ignored under President Barack Obama, because they agreed with his policies and wished to see him succeed politically.

Former FBI director James Comey released an explosive statement on his contacts with President Donald Trump a day ahead of his testimony to Congress

Comey Surrenders to House Republicans, Calls It ‘Striking a Deal’

Former FBI Director James Comey surrendered his attempts to block a subpoena to testify under oath before the U.S. House, shortly after it became likely that a federal judge was going to humiliate him by rejecting his “brazen demand,” because Supreme Court precedent makes clear that federal courts lack the authority to block such a subpoena from Congress.

As President Donald Trump points to CNN's Jim Acosta, a White House aide takes the microphone from him during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington.

Klukowski: Donald Trump Will Win CNN Lawsuit; Constitution on His Side

President Donald Trump will win the lawsuit that CNN filed against him on Tuesday after the White House revoked Jim Acosta’s press pass, both because the Constitution does not allow a federal court to issue this kind of order to the White House and because the First Amendment does not protect what Acosta did.

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Klukowski: The Legal Case for Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment as Acting Attorney General

It is hard to see how arguments that President Trump cannot appoint Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, because even temporary top positions must be Senate-confirmed, could be correct. Otherwise the Constitution could deprive the nation of a functioning government every time a new party wins the presidency while the opposition party holds the Senate.

President Donald Trump opens his arms to Rush Limbaugh as he arrives to speaks during a rally at Show Me Center, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Rush Limbaugh Rocks Missouri Rally with President Donald Trump

“They say we’re divisive, but we’re not divisive, we’re defending an America that has strayed from its founding,” he said. “Nothing to do with race, nothing to do with gender … it has to do with culture, it has to do with protecting the Constitution. Pure and simple.”