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Past articles by Richard:

Supreme Court opinion drafts do not leak. Abortion may be at risk but so is court's sanctity.

The leak itself could prompt hesitant justices to reconsider such a history-altering decision. After all, that was the point of the leak, wasn’t it? → Read More

Supreme Court to consider Mississippi 15-week abortion ban with new conservative majority

Mississippi argues a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks would not violate the broader right to abortion protected by Supreme Court precedents. → Read More

Supreme Court dismisses as moot case questioning Donald Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter

Trump's electoral defeat and being permanently banned by Twitter rendered the First Amendment case moot, the Supreme Court said. → Read More

Supreme Court continues to block state COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings

In four cases, the high court indicated states may not impose stricter standards on houses of worship than they do on most commercial establishments. → Read More

U.S. Supreme Court denies effort to block election results in Wisconsin, 3 other swing states

The justices' action clears the way for electors to convene Monday and confirm that President-elect Joe Biden will be nation's 46th president. → Read More

Supreme Court denies effort to block election results in 4 key states that sealed Trump's fate

The justices' action clears the way for electors to convene Monday and confirm that President-elect Joe Biden will be nation's 46th president. → Read More

President Trump seeks to join Supreme Court lawsuit challenging election results in 4 key states

The president did not present evidence of fraud. To back up his request, he cited partisan polls purporting to show Americans distrust the election. → Read More

Supreme Court refuses to hear Trump allies' challenge to Pennsylvania election

The court's action represented the latest in a string of stinging judicial opinions that have left the president defeated politically and legally. → Read More

Lawsuit by Trump allies challenging Pennsylvania election results reaches Supreme Court

Conservative U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and others allege that state officials had no right under the state constitution to expand mail-in voting. → Read More

President Trump's war on immigration takes on political overtone at Supreme Court

The president is seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from census calculations used to apportion House seats, electoral votes and federal funds. → Read More

Supreme Court blocks strict COVID-19 restrictions on some New York houses of worship

It was a reversal from earlier actions taken by the high court in response to state restrictions on organized religion during the pandemic. → Read More

Supreme Court won't impose virus protections at Texas prison. What about houses of worship in NY?

A new case by houses of worship challenging COVID-19 restrictions will reveal whether the court's conservatives are ready to assert themselves. → Read More

Supreme Court appears unlikely to topple Affordable Care Act in latest challenge by Republicans

The fate of the law dominated much of Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing last month. Two other justices appear ready to save the ACA. → Read More

Will the Supreme Court ride to Donald Trump's rescue? Don't count on it.

The 6-3 conservative majority that Trump and Senate Republicans engineered over the past four years likely is in no position to save his presidency. → Read More

Pack the court? Battles between Republicans and Democrats fuel clash over Supreme Court's future

The Constitution does not set the number of justices. Created in 1789 with six, the court has veered from five to 10, settling at nine 150 years ago. → Read More

Supreme Court lets Alabama ban curbside voting in November election

The unsuccessful challengers had pointed out the CDC recommends the practice "as a means of reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 at the polls." → Read More

Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to 3 days after Election Day

The justices' order establishes the ground rules for mail-in voting in one of the nation's key battleground states, with 20 electoral votes. → Read More

Supreme Court will decide future of President Trump's border wall with Mexico

The case is unlikely to be heard before Jan. 20, and if Trump loses re-election next month, a Democratic administration could stop construction. → Read More

Democrats concede Amy Coney Barrett likely to be confirmed but warn of 'conservative judicial activism'

Barrett tried to allay fears that she would upend settled law on issues ranging from health care and abortion to gun control and voting rights. → Read More

Last day of Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings to feature debate, character witnesses

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to debate Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court tomorrow then hear from experts and witnesses. → Read More