Richard Wolf, The Tennessean

Richard Wolf

The Tennessean

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Recent articles by Richard:

Supreme Court is divided over gay, transgender job bias in civil rights case to be decided during 2020 election

The three LGBT cases are among the most important on the court's 2019 docket; the justices' rulings will come during the 2020 presidential campaign. → Read More

Supreme Court, trying to remain above the partisan fray, opens 2019 term with a debate about insanity

The justices also focused their attention on new guidelines encouraging them to wait two minutes before asking questions, which they barely managed. → Read More

Supreme Court returns to work facing abortion, guns, immigration, gay rights

Before the justices adjourn next June, their influence will be felt by tens of millions of Americans, including President Trump and Congress. → Read More

Supreme Court agrees to rule on abortion restrictions, setting up contentious election year debate

The justices agreed to consider state restrictions on abortion despite their reluctance to become a partisan target. → Read More

Federal judge upholds Harvard's use of racial preferences in case that could go to Supreme Court

A major challenge to the use of race in college admissions was turned aside by a federal judge who upheld affirmative action at Harvard University. → 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

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

Trump says he asked lawyers if census could be delayed after Supreme Court decision on citizenship question

"For all intents and purposes, this is over," said Dale Ho, the director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project who argued the case before the court. → Read More

Supreme Court blocks 2020 census citizenship question for now, demands more fact-finding at lower court

The Supreme Court sent the Trump administration's request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census back to a lower court Thursday. → Read More

Supreme Court says federal courts cannot strike down partisan gerrymandering schemes

The 5-4 opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts said federal courts may not intervene to block partisan gerrymandering. → Read More

Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juries

The Supreme Court ruled that even sex offenders deserve to have the reasons for their sentences determined by a jury, not a judge. → Read More

Federal appeals court orders more fact-finding on Trump administration's plan to add census citizenship question

The action by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit may not affect the Supreme Court, which is due to rule on the issue later this week. → Read More