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An Attacker Killed A Judge's Son. Now She Wants To Protect Other Families

Last July, a gunman killed Judge Esther Salas's son and wounded her husband. Now, there is bipartisan support for legislation that would shield the information of federal judges and their families. → Read More

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House Hints It May Drop Supreme Court Case Seeking Mueller Grand Jury Info

The all-but-spoken reason is that it is unlikely the new Congress, sworn in Jan. 3, wants to keep trying to impeach President Trump — unless he refuses to leave office. → Read More

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Supreme Court Appears Likely To Uphold Obamacare

At least two of the court's conservative justices seemed to suggest the law should stand whether or not the individual mandate is found unconstitutional. → Read More

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Will This Election Be A Replay Of Bush v. Gore At The Supreme Court? Not Likely

President Trump has made unfounded allegations of "fraud" in the election and said the Supreme Court, with three of his appointees, will be the final arbiter. Legal experts aren't so sure. → Read More

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At Supreme Court, Justices Consider Religion, LGBTQ Rights

At issue is a Catholic charity's refusal to screen same-sex couples as foster care parents. → Read More

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Faith, LGBTQ Rights Collide At Supreme Court

At issue in the case is the rights of a city to enforce its anti-discrimination policies in contracting against the rights of religious groups. → Read More

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Supreme Court Examines When Juveniles May Be Sentenced to Life Without Parole

New Justice Barrett, a mother of 7, is among those now weighing when juvenile offenders are so incapable of rehabilitation that they may be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. → Read More

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Justice Barrett Joins Supreme Court Arguments For The First Time

The newest justice did not participate in the court's work last week, and, consequently, did not vote in two significant cases decided by the court in opinions released Monday. → Read More

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Supreme Court Allows Ballot Extensions In Pennsylvania, North Carolina, For Now

It was the second time the high court refused a GOP effort to block a three-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Pennsylvania. Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in either case. → Read More

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Newly Sworn-In Justice Barrett Faces A Motion To Recuse Herself In Election Case

A Pennsylvania county asked the new justice to disqualify herself because her nomination and confirmation is "unprecedented" and linked, by Trump, to his own reelection. It later reversed itself. → Read More

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Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama, An Option During Pandemic

The high court issued its order Wednesday night, over the dissent of the court's three liberal justices. The practice was intended to accommodate people with disabilities and at-risk individuals. → Read More

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Democrats Plan To Boycott Senate Committee Vote On Barrett Nomination

Democrats see Mitch McConnell's rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as unprecedented and "outrageous," but they have little power to stop it in a GOP-controlled Senate. → Read More

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Many Firsts At Confirmation Hearings For Judge Amy Coney Barrett

The hearings, which start at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, begin against the backdrop of early voting that has begun in many states and just 22 days before Election Day. → Read More

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Supreme Court Punts On Abortion Pills, Allowing Them To Be Mailed — For Now

At issue were FDA regulations that required women seeking medication abortion to pick up the prescribed pills in person at a clinic. Doctors had cited the risk of exposing patients to the coronavirus. → Read More

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What Barrett Would Recuse Herself From: Takeaways From Senate Questionnaire

President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court was contacted about the job a day after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to paperwork required for the confirmation process. → Read More

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Amy Coney Barrett: A Dream For The Right, Nightmare For The Left

The mother of seven, beloved in her community and by Notre Dame students, is a sparkling intellect who is likely more conservative than the man she clerked for and revered, Justice Antonin Scalia. → Read More

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Who Is Barbara Lagoa, A Top Contender For Trump's Supreme Court Pick?

The Florida judge has been on the federal bench for just about a year. She became controversial for not recusing herself from a felon voting rights case. → Read More

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Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Front-Runner For The Supreme Court Nomination?

The 48-year-old judge, a possible replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is seen as having a proven conservative track record. Here are her views on faith, precedent, guns and more. → Read More

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Who Is Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett?

The 48-year-old judge, who has been picked to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is seen as having a proven conservative track record. Here are her views on faith, precedent, guns and more. → Read More

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Lie In Repose At Supreme Court This Week For Public Viewing

The justice, who died last Friday, will be buried Sept. 29 at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband of 56 years, Marty Ginsburg. → Read More