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SCOTUS Throws Cold Water Early on Obama’s Partisan Gerrymandering Project

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines Monday with its acceptance of a case that argues whether legislative maps can be ruled unconstitutional simply due to the partisan advantages that may be gained from their designs. Some election law experts contend the matter is a means to an end in transferring redistricting powers—commonly held in legislative branches—to commissions not directly answerable to the electorate.

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Appeals Court Rules Part of Obama’s Dodd-Frank Law Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled a key part of Barack Obama’s Dodd-Frank law unconstitutional, calling it a “grave threat to individual liberty.” This tees up yet another case for an evenly divided Supreme Court, the balance of which will be decided by whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is elected in November.

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Joe Biden, 1992: No Supreme Court Pick Until After Election

Vice President Joe Biden spoke out forcefully against appointing a new Supreme Court justice in an election year–in 1992, when he was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and George H.W. Bush was running for re-election.

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SCOTUS to Hear CA Teachers’ Case Against Mandatory Union Dues

Public sector unions, the bedrock of the Democratic Party base, reacted with horror on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could release employees from paying mandatory fees to unions representing their professions.

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Supreme Court Prepared to Champion Same-Sex Marriage

On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it would at long last settle the issue of same-sex marriage across the country, answering whether the Constitution of the United States had magically grown a right to marry members of one’s own sex.