Richard Wolf, The Tennessean

Richard Wolf

The Tennessean

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Recent articles by Richard:

Supreme Court allows Trump policy against immigrants receiving public aid to go into effect

Under the rule, non-citizens receiving or likely to need non-cash benefits such as housing and food aid can be denied residency or green cards. → Read More

Supreme Court's conservative justices show support for religious schools in landmark Montana case

The Supreme Court's conservative majority voiced opposition Wednesday to state laws that block tax dollars from going to religious schools. → Read More

Senate leaders from President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial: Two sides must work together

Former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott and Democratic leader Tom Daschle navigated through the 1999 Clinton impeachment trial and emerged friends. → Read More

Supreme Court will tackle dispute over birth control, religious liberty

The court's willingness to hear a dispute it has heard twice before bodes well for groups opposed to providing insurance coverage for contraceptives. → Read More

Supreme Court will hear case that could decide future presidential elections

Must the 538 members of the Electoral College vote for their states' winning candidates, or can they exercise independent judgment? → Read More

Chief Justice John Roberts' impeachment trial role: speak softly, set a good example

John Roberts' role in impeachment threatens double trouble for the buttoned-down chief justice, should he be seen as favoring one side or the other. → Read More

Supreme Court skeptical that 2013 'Bridgegate' scandal was a crime

It's the latest in a series of cases in which the high court has questioned prosecutors' creative use of criminal laws to win convictions. → Read More

Supreme Court refuses to block lawsuit against gun manufacturer brought by Sandy Hook families

The Supreme Court refused to shield Remington Arms Co. from potential liability for the 2012 school shooting that left 26 dead in Newtown, Conn. → Read More

As Supreme Court takes up Trump plan to end DACA, American dreams at stake for nearly 700,000 immigrants

The high court has the fate of nearly 700,000 young immigrants in its hands as it considers the Trump administration plan to end an Obama-era program. → Read More

After cancer, Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg hits the road to prove her vitality

Over her 86½ years on earth, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been lauded as a women's rights pioneer, a Supreme Court justice and a cultural icon. → Read More

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to restrict asylum seekers who have not sought refuge elsewhere

The Supreme Court freed the Trump administration to implement its policy denying asylum to migrants at the southern border. → Read More

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch decries lack of access to justice for many Americans

The nation's youngest Supreme Court justice, in a new book and USA TODAY interview, warns of problems in the justice system and a crisis in civility. → Read More

Mass shootings could prompt Supreme Court to sidestep cases seeking to expand Second Amendment rights

With the White House and Congress debating background checks and other proposals, the Supreme Court may be reluctant to get involved. → Read More

Supreme Court allows border wall spending in battle between President Donald Trump and liberal opponents

The Supreme Court approved President Trump's effort to use $2.5 billion in military funding to build a portion of his long-sought border wall. → Read More

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at age 99

John Paul Stevens, the second oldest and third longest-serving Supreme Court justice, was a Republican president's nominee but led the liberal wing. → Read More

Affordable Care Act threatened as Trump administration, GOP states fight U.S. House, Democratic states in court

The health care law has helped insure 20 million people since 2010 and survived two Supreme Court battles in 2012 and 2015, but it's threatened again. → Read More

Justice Department looking for way to include citizenship question in census despite Supreme Court ruling

An attorney for the Justice Department said "it is still assessing" whether the government can include a citizenship question, even though the high court ruled against it last week. → Read More

Trump administration begins printing 2020 census without citizenship question, signaling end of court battle

The Trump administrationhas begun printing 2020 census questionnaires without a citizenship question that it has long fought to include. → Read More

Supreme Court refuses to hear Alabama's defense of abortion ban struck down last year

The Supreme Court has avoided several abortion cases recently but may have to hear a Louisiana case next term. → Read More

Supreme Court to hear Trump administration plea to end DACA program for immigrants who came as children

A high court showdown over the DACA program for childhood arrivals will be heard next term and decided during the 2020 presidential election. → Read More