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Supreme Court Tees up Redistricting Cases in Swing States

The Supreme Court weighed in on redistricting fights in crucial 2020 presidential swing states, blocking four lower-court decisions on Friday, as the justices prepare to decide how much unelected judges can weigh in on politicians’ drawing legislative district lines.

A December 10, 2018 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. - The US Supreme Court declined to hear appeal cases by Kansas and Louisiana to end public funding through Medicaid to Planned Parenthood. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Judges Signal Resurgence of Limited Government Over Runaway Federal Government

Two Trump-appointed minority judges in their forties—Amul Thapar and James Ho—are joining Trump Supreme Court justices in questioning two major legal doctrines that give vast powers to federal agencies, possibly heralding that President Donald Trump could build a judicial majority that scales back the administrative state.   

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Prior Deportee Claims ‘Extreme Hardship’ Due Process Right

A noncitizen who was deported after he was convicted of an aggravated felony is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to find that the Constitution gives him a due process right to be informed that he has the right to allege “extreme hardship” before being deported.

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Trump’s Historic Success Appointing Federal Judges in 2017

Even President Donald Trump’s critics cannot deny his historic success in 2017 in appointed judges to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, exercising one of the greatest powers of the presidency in a way that will create a lasting legacy shaping the destiny of the nation.

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Senate Confirms First Trump Judicial Nominee to Lower Courts

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump’s first nominee to a federal court under the level of the Supreme Court, voting 52-44 to confirm Judge Amul Thapar to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Trump Nominates Ten Conservatives to be Federal Judges

President Donald Trump unveiled a slate of ten judicial nominees to the federal courts on Monday who are mainstream conservatives, taking the next step to fulfill his campaign promise after his successful appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Jill Stein Vows Appeal After Obama-Appointed Judge Shuts Down Recount

Days after ordering a recount, an Obama-appointed federal judge in Michigan has ended Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s efforts in Michigan, one that Stein acknowledged included zero chance of changing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Stein now

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Appeals Court Slaps Down IRS in NorCal Tea Party Case

The NorCal Tea Party Patriots won another round Tuesday in their long legal battle against the IRS, which had targeted hundreds of Tea Party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status before the 2012 elections.

Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., protests against President Barack Obama's health care law outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012. Saving its biggest case for last, the Supreme Court is expected to announce ruling on President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/David Goldman)