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Recent articles by Richard:

Supreme Court could pull plug on transgender bathroom case

The Trump administration’s retreat from promoting transgender students’ rights could remove the controversial issue from the Supreme Court’s docket this spring – or lead the justices to render an even more significant ruling. → Read More

Supreme Court issues Wonder-ful ruling for disabled girl, service dog

The proverb "every dog has its day" came true at the Supreme Court Wednesday for the family of a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and her goldendoodle, Wonder. → Read More

Supreme Court blocks death sentence over racial bias

The Supreme Court blocked the execution of a Texas murderer Wednesday because of racially discriminatory testimony presented by his own defense team. → Read More

Supreme Court denies execution by firing squad

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday, over the vehement dissent of two justices, to let a death-row prisoner in Alabama choose a firing squad over a lethal injection cocktail that has caused several botched executions in recent years. → Read More

Supreme Court divided over U.S.-Mexico border shooting

A closely divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with what one justice called the "very sympathetic case" of a Mexican teenager shot and killed from across the border by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. → Read More

Supreme Court enters Mexico border debate with Texas shooting case

The 2010 killing of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent reaches the Supreme Court. → Read More

Major liberal group opposes Gorsuch confirmation

Alliance for Justice report accuses Supreme Court nominee of putting ideology over law. → Read More

Analysis: Trump's 80-minute press conference was a spectacle for the ages

To hear President Trump tell it, he "inherited a mess" and has replaced it with "a fine-tuned machine." That's not what it looked or sounded like inside the East Room of the White House on Thursday. → Read More

Former law clerks herald Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's independence

Their political views 'span the spectrum,' but they all want the federal judge confirmed. → Read More

Trump administration keeping legal options open on travel ban

The Trump administration on Monday told the federal judge who blocked a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries that it was keeping its legal options open pending further word from a federal appeals court. → Read More

On anniversary of Scalia's death, will his legacy live on in Neil Gorsuch?

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee is a kinder, gentler disciple of the late justice → Read More

President Trump's travel ban: 4 options for what happens next

There are several possibilities ahead for Trump's ban, all pointing to the Supreme Court → Read More

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch finds Trump's attack on judiciary 'disheartening'

Neil Gorsuch stood up for his colleagues in the federal judiciary on Wednesday. → Read More

Trump's immigration ban faces court hearing

From the moment a federal judge in Seattle blocked President Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, Trump was facing an uphill legal battle. → Read More

Trump's travel ban: A clash of conflicting laws

The legal battle over President Trump's temporary travel ban targeting seven majority-Muslim countries likely will take weeks to resolve and could require the Supreme Court to make the final decision. → Read More

Pence vows Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee 'one way or the other'

The vice president implied that Republicans are ready to change Senate rules if necessary. → Read More

Trump faces uphill battle in the courts on immigration ban

Courts that stand in the way are either skeptical, liberal or divided → Read More

Trump's immigration ban: How we ended up back where we were 9 days ago ... for now

Developments relating to President Trump’s executive order that imposed a travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries and all refugees have been swift since most Americans left work Friday evening. → Read More

How Neil Gorsuch could impact current and future Supreme Court cases

President Trump's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court could have an immediate impact in areas ranging from labor rights and environmental protection to the overall power of executive agencies. → Read More

Neil Gorsuch: Stellar résumé and Scalia-like legal philosophy

The federal appeals court judge from Colorado is a lot like Justice Scalia. → Read More