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Supreme Court Takes on Race, Death Penalty, Rejects Gitmo Case

The Supreme Court added five new cases to its term for fall 2019, including racial discrimination, the environment, the death penalty, and international child abduction. On the same day, the Court refused to dive into declaring new legal rights for Islamic terrorists held by the U.S. military.

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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)

Schumer: SCOTUS Will Either Directly or Indirectly Overturn Roe

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) predicted that the Supreme Court will either directly overturn Roe v. Wade or roll it back so substantially that it will be effectively overturned. Host Rachel Maddow asked,

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Boston Globe: Pete Buttigieg Wants to Pack the Courts

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has endorsed a plan crafted by one of his former Harvard classmates to reverse the conservative shift of the Supreme Court by packing it with five additional justices.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (C) campaigns in New York April 29, 2019 meeting Rev. Al Sharpton (L) for lunch to discuss 'the need to confront homophobia in the faith community', and Mayor Buttigieg's policy agenda for the black community in Indiana and around …

Milestone: Senate Confirms 100 Trump Judges, More to Come

Senators on Thursday confirmed the 100th judge nominated by President Donald Trump, marking a major milestone in the president’s pledge to replenish the federal courts with judges like the late originalist icon Antonin Scalia.

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Trump: Judge Napolitano Asked Me for Supreme Court Appointment

President Donald Trump said Saturday evening that Fox News Channel senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano asked to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and for a pardon for a friend of the former superior court judge in New Jersey. 

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Supreme Court Likely to Approve Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the 2020 census can ask every person in this country whether they are an American citizen, a question with implications for legislative redistricting, voting rights, and presidential politics.

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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on LGBT Issues in Workplaces

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that later this year the justices will hear arguments on whether federal law forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, in the first major LGBT cases since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.

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Ninth Circuit Court Temporarily Reinstates Trump Asylum Policy

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit temporarily stayed a lower court order on Friday that had blocked President Donald Trump’s asylum policy. The stay is only temporary until the court can decide the next steps of the latest ongoing legal challenge to the crisis on the Mexican border.

President Donald Trump looks to the cheering audience as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)