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The Supreme Court just handed Trump a big victory regarding his border wall

The Supreme Court just handed Trump a big victory regarding his border wall

The Supreme Court ruled Friday evening, in a 5-4 decision along partisan lines, that President Donald Trump may move forward with his plans to build a multi-billion dollar wall along the US/Mexico border. The Court’s order marks the second time Trump v. Sierra Club has come before the justices, and the Friday decision says as…
The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on churches and the pandemic, explained

The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on churches and the pandemic, explained

The Supreme Court has ruled, for the second time in the last two months, against a church which sought exemptions from statewide restrictions on houses of worship during the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak, a decision handed down on Friday night, is a very different case than South Bay United Pentecostal…
The Supreme Court’s landmark new Native American rights decision, explained

The Supreme Court’s landmark new Native American rights decision, explained

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma received less attention than two other decisions handed down the same day, which concerned whether President Trump is immune from congressional or state criminal investigation. But McGirt is a tremendously significant decision, especially for Native Americans and, ultimately, for anyone concerned with whether the United States…
The Supreme Court just dealt a huge blow to Congress’s power to investigate Trump

The Supreme Court just dealt a huge blow to Congress’s power to investigate Trump

The Supreme Court handed down two decisions on Thursday concerning whether the president of the United States enjoys special immunity from criminal investigation or from congressional oversight. The first of those cases, Trump v. Vance, largely maintains the status quo. As Chief Justice John Roberts states in the first line of that opinion, “in our…
The Supreme Court stripped thousands of teachers of their civil rights

The Supreme Court stripped thousands of teachers of their civil rights

Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru is a difficult case, which raises profound questions about how much control a religious institution has over the individuals who instruct others in the faith. But the Court’s resolution of Morrissey-Berru is also a fairly maximalist decision. The upshot of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion for a 7-2 Court…
The Supreme Court just gave Republicans a powerful new weapon against Obamacare

The Supreme Court just gave Republicans a powerful new weapon against Obamacare

The US Supreme Court issued its ruling in Little Sisters v. Pennsylvania Wednesday, holding the Affordable Care Act gives the Trump administration broad authority to grant exceptions to a federal regulation requiring employers to provide birth control coverage to their employees. On the surface, Justice Clarence Thomas’s majority opinion appears to be focused exclusively on…
The Supreme Court just stripped thousands of teachers of their civil rights

The Supreme Court just stripped thousands of teachers of their civil rights

Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru is a difficult case, which raises profound questions about how much control a religious institution has over the individuals who instruct others in the faith. But the Court’s resolution of Morrissey-Berru is also a fairly maximalist decision. The upshot of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion for a 7-2 Court…
The Supreme Court decides not to make the Electoral College even worse

The Supreme Court decides not to make the Electoral College even worse

Under Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Chiafalo v. Washington, states may remove or sanction members of the Electoral College if those electors go rogue and defy the will of the state’s voters. The case arose out of a peculiar effort by a handful of Democratic members of the Electoral College to deny the presidency…
The Supreme Court just handed down some truly awful news for voting rights

The Supreme Court just handed down some truly awful news for voting rights

The Supreme Court handed down two brief, unsigned orders on Friday concerning what restrictions states may place on absentee voting during the coronavirus pandemic. Though neither order is a final judgment — one grants a temporary stay of a lower court decision, the other denies expedited review of an important voting rights case — the…
The Supreme Court’s big decision on the separation of church and state, explained

The Supreme Court’s big decision on the separation of church and state, explained

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, as Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes in dissent, “weakens this country’s longstanding commitment to a separation of church and state.” Yet Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion, which held that Montana may not exclude religious institutions from a program that provides scholarships to private…

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