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Recent articles by Richard:

Supreme Court will rule on Trump administration's effort to add question on citizenship to 2020 Census

The Trump administration's controversial effort to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census will be decided by the Supreme Court. → Read More

Trump's emergency declaration would trigger a drawn out legal fight

President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to speed construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion restrictions, handing anti-abortion movement a temporary setback

A divided Supreme Court halted abortion restrictions in Louisiana until the justices decide if the law varies from a Texas law they blocked in 2016. → Read More

The president speaks. Congress cheers and jeers. For Supreme Court justices, it's a 'childish spectacle'

Among the issues that divide the Supreme Court, one of the most personal is whether to attend the president's annual State of the Union address. → Read More

Supreme Court's conservatives appear poised to expand Second Amendment gun rights

An obscure New York City restriction on gun owners may give the Supreme Court reason to expand Second Amendment rights more broadly. → Read More

Partial ban on transgender people in military allowed to take effect

The Supreme Court will let President Trump's partial ban on transgender people serving in the military take effect while court challenges continue. → Read More

Supreme Court refuses to consider appeal from high school football coach fired for praying after games

The justices refused to hear a dispute between a school district and a football coach fired for kneeling in prayer at the 50-yard line after games. → Read More

Supreme Court agrees to hear gun rights case after nearly a decade of inaction on Second Amendment

The court will hear its first case on the Second Amendment since 2010, regarding New York City rules for carrying legally owned guns outside the home → Read More

Supreme Court allows Trump's partial military ban on transgender people in military to take effect

The Supreme Court will allow President Trump's partial ban on transgenders serving in the military to take effect while court challenges continue. → Read More

On Prohibition's 100th anniversary, Supreme Court tackles state liquor laws

On the 100th anniversary of Prohibition, the Supreme Court continues to wrestle with its consequences. → Read More

Tap, pinch, pull? Supreme Court says minimal force can raise minimum sentence for 'violent' criminals

The Supreme Court issued its first closely divided ruling of the 2018-19 term Tuesday, but not along strict ideological lines. → Read More

Judge strikes down Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to 2020 Census

A federal district judge Tuesday struck down the Trump administration’s plan to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census. → Read More

Brett Kavanaugh issues first Supreme Court opinion, in unanimous arbitration case

Brett Kavanaugh issued his first opinion in an obscure arbitration case. Unlike his testy, Senate confirmation vote in October, it was unanimous. → Read More

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg absent from Supreme Court while recovering from surgery, a first in her career

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed the court's regular session Monday while recovering from surgery, a first in her career. → Read More

President Trump bets big on Supreme Court to uphold controversial policies after lower court losses

President Trump is betting big on the Supreme Court to revive policies from immigration and border security to transgender soldiers in the military. → Read More

Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump administration's effort to restrict vulgar trademarks

The Supreme Court has been avoiding controversial cases in recent months, but on Friday it agreed to take up a case about a clothing line called "fuct." → Read More

Supreme Court agrees to wade into politically explosive issue of election maps drawn for partisan advantage

The Supreme Court agreed to re-enter the explosive debate about the way congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. → Read More

Federal appeals court sides with Trump on military transgender ban, but injunctions remain in place

A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on its military transgender ban, but other courts' blockades of the policy remain. → Read More

Chief Justice John Roberts: Federal judges must end abuse, harassment

Chief Justice John Roberts endorsed an internal report that found inappropriate workplace conduct among judges and recommended changes. → Read More

White House: Obamacare remains intact. Ruling that struck it down is likely to be appealed

Trump hails as 'great news for America' a ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. → Read More