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In this image provided by the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the Justices' Conference Room before a investiture ceremony Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the Supreme Court in Washington. From left are, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, …

Sonia Sotomayor: Brett Kavanaugh Part of Supreme Court Family Now

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is taking the high road regarding Justice Brett Kavanaugh, stating he is already part of the “Supreme Court family,” despite the intense criticism her liberal supporters have lathered upon him.

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Supreme Court Ponders Striking Down State Constitution Anti-Faith Amendments

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court seems poised to strike down constitutional amendments in 39 states that forbid tax money from going to churches after Wednesday’s oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, unless two procedural issues derail the case at the last minute.

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Klukowski: Nuclear Option Restores Constitutional Balance

Thursday’s nuclear option vote restores 200 years of Senate practice, going far beyond Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to restore the proper constitutional balance for Supreme Court and federal court appointments.

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Judge Curiel Gives OK to Trump University Lawsuit Settlement

U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the Southern District of California approved the $25 million settlement in the Trump University lawsuit Friday, restoring most of the money that 3,700 litigants in the case had paid for real estate classes.

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Justice Sotomayor: Sometimes I Wanted to Beat Scalia with a Baseball Bat

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, while advocating for civility in public discourse, admitted to an audience at the University of Minnesota Law School that there were times she wanted to beat her colleague, the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, over the head with a baseball bat.

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Supreme Court Split on Obama Transgender Rule

WASHINGTON, DC—Wednesday the Supreme Court temporarily blocked President Obama’s changing of federal law to grant special protections to transgender people, but did so with a signal that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, the Court will make Obama’s rewriting of current civil rights laws permanent.

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Supreme Court Punts on Little Sisters’ Obamacare Case Until After 2016 Election

The Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell (the official name for the various “Little Sisters of the Poor” cases) punted the latest Supreme Court fight over Obamacare to 2017 or beyond — but did so in a fashion that conservatives can be happy about for now, teeing up yet another issue that will be decided one way or the other by 2016’s presidential 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.

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New America: 1 in 5 Nevadans Is Foreign-Born

As the nation turns its eyes to Nevada ahead of tomorrow’s caucus, it may shine a spotlight upon the extraordinary impact large-scale immigration — both legal and illegal –has had upon the Silver State.

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Supreme Court Justices Pay Tribute to Antonin Scalia

WASHINGTON, DC—As the nation says goodbye to Justice Antonin Scalia, each of his colleagues issued statements praising their departed colleague. The statements from each of the current members of the Supreme Court are reproduced here:

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Obama’s SOTU: The Transformative President Triumphant

Last night featured a terrific national championship college football game, but tonight, it will be President Obama spiking the football. Obama’s State of the Union address tonight will be a triumphalist reading of his massive accomplishments.

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‘America Is the Land of Opportunity’: Microaggression on Campus!

Former U.S. Director of Homeland Security and current University of California President Janet Napolitano is reportedly training professors in the UC system how to avoid using alleged microaggresions, which now include such patriotic expressions as “America is the land of opportunity,” “There is only one race, the human race,” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”

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Obama’s 6-Year Assault on the Courts

As a candidate for President of the United States, Barack Obama promised to restore balance to the Constitution, after what many argued was a period of executive overreach, infringing on civil liberties and the balance of powers. When he launched his campaign, he even referred to his past career as a “civil rights lawyer,” and a constitutional law teacher. Once in office, however, Obama expanded executive powers even further, and led a 6-year assault on judicial independence.

Supreme Court Corrects Mistake in Liberal Justice's Texas Voter ID Dissent

Supreme Court Corrects Mistake in Liberal Justice's Texas Voter ID Dissent

HOUSTON, Texas — The Supreme Court ruled last week that Texas’ Voter ID law will be applied to November’s midterm elections. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg strongly opposes the law and wrote a scathing seven-page dissenting opinion with Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia

Team Clinton Courting Julian Castro for Veep?

In what some believe may be the Clinton’s courting of a prominent Hispanic to become Hillary’s running mate in her anticipated 2016 bid for the presidency, “former president Bill Clinton invited Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and incoming

Watch: SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor Meets Hillary at Costco

Watch: SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor Meets Hillary at Costco

Saturday at the Costco in Arlington, VA, right outside of Washington, DC, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a surprise stop to see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signing copies of her book, “Hard Choices.” Justice Sotomayor tells press

Return of the 'Wise Latina': Sotomayor Drops Her Veil of Objectivity

Return of the 'Wise Latina': Sotomayor Drops Her Veil of Objectivity

Adam Liptak’s article – “Sotomayor Finds Her Voice Among Justices” – in Wednesday’s NewYork Times is the latest paean for Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent two weeks ago froma Supreme Court decision upholding a Michigan ballot initiative’s ban on racial preferencesin

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

On Apr. 22 in Schuette v. BAMN, the Supreme Court of the United States held 6-to-2 that a Michigan constitutional amendment ending racial preferences in many aspects of state government does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

On Apr. 22 in Schuette v. BAMN, the Supreme Court of the United States held 6-to-2 that a Michigan constitutional amendment ending racial preferences in many aspects of state government does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit

Little Sisters of the Poor Win Another Round Against Obamacare

Little Sisters of the Poor Win Another Round Against Obamacare

This is an update to our Jan. 3 report that Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency injunction against the Obama administration, ordering that it could not enforce Obamacare’s abortion pill mandate against a Catholic nuns’ charity until the Supreme Court decided