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Recent articles by Richard:

Supreme Court upholds 'double jeopardy' standard that could blunt impact of potential Trump pardons

The justices upheld the ability of federal and state prosecutions to try defendants twice for the same crime, which could affect anyone Trump pardons. → Read More

Supreme Court evades another wedding cake dispute pitting gay rights against religious beliefs

The Supreme Court acted in a case involving an Oregon baker who refused to serve a lesbian couple's wedding because of religious beliefs. → Read More

Supreme Court refuses to consider whether Second Amendment protects gun silencers

The Supreme Court refused to decide if the Second Amendment protects gun silencers such as one used in last month's deadly Virginia Beach shooting. → Read More

Supreme Court to hear racial discrimination case against telecommunications giant Comcast

The Supreme Court agreed to decide if the nation's largest cable TV company discriminated against an African-American media mogul. → Read More

Supreme Court will take second look at shooting of Mexican boy by U.S. Border Patrol agent

The Supreme Court agreed to consider for the second time whether a U.S. Border Patrol agent is liable for the cross-border shooting of a Mexican boy. → Read More

Supreme Court lets stand Pennsylvania school district's bathroom accommodations for transgender students

The Supreme Court action, with no noted dissents, represented a victory for the transgender rights movement and a defeat for religious conservatives. → Read More

Supreme Court upholds part of Indiana anti-abortion law requiring disposal of fetal remains by burial or cremation

The Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law Tuesday that required the burial or cremation of fetal remains following an abortion. → Read More

Federal judge refuses to block House subpoena for Trump's financial records

A federal judge refused to block a House subpoena Monday for President Donald Trump's financial records held by his longtime accountant. → Read More

Abortion restrictions? Partisan election maps? Same-sex wedding cakes? Supreme Court has heard it all before

Same-sex wedding cakes are on the menu at the Supreme Court again. So are partisan election maps. And risqué trademarks. And abortion restrictions. → Read More

Supreme Court says iPhone users can sue Apple for excessive prices on its App Store

The Supreme Court opened the door for iPhone users to sue Apple over excessive prices on its exclusive App Store. → Read More

Strict state anti-abortion laws aimed at Supreme Court; justices not eager to consider them

Red-state governors and legislators rush to enact tough anti-abortion laws in hopes that the Supreme Court is ready to rule favorably. → Read More

Trump on collision course with Supreme Court; justices may avoid interference in 2020 election

Potential cases include disputes over congressional subpoenas, battles over administration policies and Trump businesses, finances, personal affairs. → Read More

Trump administration urges federal appeals court to strike down Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act. → Read More

Can an unconscious suspect consent to a blood draw? Supreme Court says maybe so, maybe not

The Supreme Court generally frowns on drunk or drugged drivers. But it also believes that police usually need warrants to conduct searches. → Read More

Supreme Court looks likely to back Trump administration on adding citizenship question to 2020 census

A closely divided Supreme Court appeared almost certain Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to ask about citizenship in the 2020 census. → Read More

Supreme Court case on South Dakota food stamp data hinges on one word: Confidential

At issue is whether confidential means anything that's intended to be kept secret, or only information that's likely to cause harm if publicized. → Read More

Supreme Court agrees to decide if sexual orientation, gender identity should get federal job protection

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether federal job discrimination laws apply to sexual orientation and gender identity. → Read More

Mueller report: Trump's anger over Russia probe may have saved him from obstruction charge

President Trump's anger about investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election may have saved him from being charged with obstruction. → Read More

F-word: Supreme Court struggles with law blocking trademark protection in cases of vulgarity

The Supreme Court expressed disdain for the public display of vulgarity Monday but seemed reluctant to use federal trademark law against it. → Read More

This week at Supreme Court: Can clothing firm sell with a trademark resembling the F-word?

A clothing line's risque name headlines the week's cases at the Supreme Court, which is racing toward the end of its term. → Read More