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Recent articles by Richard:

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

Supreme Court limits access to government records in loss for Argus Leader, part of the USA TODAY Network

The Supreme Court issued its ruling in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the Argus Leader of South Dakota, part of the USA TODAY Network → Read More

New York City limits on transporting guns eased in effort to get Supreme Court challenge dismissed

New York City amended restrictions on transporting guns outside the home, a move that may prompt the Supreme Court to dismiss a gun rights challenge. → Read More

Conservative victory: Supreme Court gives property owners fast track to challenge government takings

The Supreme Court issued a ruling in a property rights case that was closely watched by conservatives and libertarians opposed to government takings. → Read More

Supreme Court overturns conviction of Curtis Flowers who was tried 6 times for murder, citing racism in jury selection

The Supreme Court ruled that a Mississippi death-row inmate tried six times for murder deserves a seventh chance because of bias in jury selection. → Read More

Supreme Court overturns conviction of Curtis Flowers, tried 6 times for murder, citing racism in jury selection

The Supreme Court ruled that a Mississippi death-row inmate tried six times for murder deserves a seventh chance because of bias in jury selection. → Read More

Supreme Court upholds power of executive branch to apply sex offender law retroactively

The Supreme Court ruled in a case testing the relative powers of Congress and the executive branch. → Read More

Supreme Court allows cross on state land despite challenge over church-state separation

The Supreme Court ruled that a 40-foot Latin cross on state land in Maryland does not violate the Constitution's separation of church and state. → Read More