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Past articles by Sam:

Affirmative action is at death's door at the Supreme Court

The campaign to end the practice has been long and well-funded. → Read More

Biden outpacing Trump with blistering pace of judicial confirmations

But conservatives still have a big advantage at the highest levels of the legal system. → Read More

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed as first Black female Supreme Court justice

She not only makes history as the first Black woman on the court but also as first justice in decades to have served as a public defender. → Read More

Anti-abortion activists' Supreme Court dreams are coming true

The court will hear two big abortion cases within one month. → Read More

Some experts see signs of hope as COVID cases fall

Things are headed in the right direction — for now, at least. → Read More

COVID on the rise, overwhelmingly on the unvaccinated

The unvaccinated are still very much at risk. → Read More

Supreme Court upholds GOP voting restrictions in Arizona

It's the court’s biggest voting rights decision in several years. → Read More

Supreme Court rejects Republican challenge to Affordable Care Act

The 7-2 ruling will allow the ACA to continue operating. → Read More

COVID-19 cases hit lowest point in U.S. since pandemic began

The U.S. is averaging about 16,500 cases per day, the lowest level since March 2020. → Read More

Coronavirus cases hit a seven-month low

The vaccines are working. → Read More

U.S. lifts pause on Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine

The move clears the way for states to resume administering the one-shot vaccine. → Read More

The warning signs of a longer pandemic

The U.S. is getting a preview of what a protracted pandemic would look like. → Read More

America's nightmare year of COVID is finally ending

It's been worse than we expected, but the end is in sight. → Read More

The U.S. may be setting itself up for a fourth coronavirus wave

Progress has stalled, and experts are getting pessimistic. → Read More

Chilling trend: A longer, deadlier pandemic

Mutated versions of the coronavirus could prolong the pandemic for years. → Read More

America has tuned out the coronavirus at the peak of its destruction

35,000 people have died already this month. → Read More

Democrats fret about Garland for attorney general

If Biden taps Garland, it would open up the judge's seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. → Read More

How the Supreme Court is handling election cases

The court has tried to keep a low profile, but it may have to change. → Read More

Age and obesity put Trump at high risk for severe coronavirus infection

The president carries multiple risk factors that could lead to serious symptoms over the next few days. → Read More

Coronavirus cases rise in 22 states, including Texas and Arizona

Cases are up 16% nationwide. → Read More