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NBC Connecticut

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Past articles by Mark:

Supreme Court Conservatives Flex Muscle in Sweeping Rulings

Sweeping Supreme Court rulings on guns and abortion this past week have sent an unmistakable message. And that message is that conservative justices hold the power and aren’t afraid to use it to make transformative changes in the law. → Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Allowing States to Ban Abortion

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. → Read More

Justices Seem Poised to Hear Elections Case Pressed by GOP

The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans. It could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting. It also could cut state courts out of the equation. → Read More

Supreme Court Rejects GOP Redistricting Pleas in Pennsylvania, North Carolina

The Supreme Court has turned away efforts from Republicans in North Carolina and Pennsylvania to block state court-ordered congressional districting plans more favorable to Democrats. → Read More

Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. → Read More

Federal Judge Leaves CDC's New Eviction Moratorium in Place

A federal judge is refusing landlords’ request to put the Biden administration’s new eviction moratorium on hold, though she made clear she thinks it’s illegal → Read More

Supreme Court Says No Right to Hearing for Some Immigrants

The Supreme Court has ruled that the government can indefinitely detain certain immigrants who say they will face persecution or torture if they are deported to... → Read More

Transgender Rights, Religion Among Cases Justices Could Add

A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. → Read More

Johnson & Johnson Asks Supreme Court to Void $2B Talc Baby Powder Verdict

Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using the company’s talc products. → Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Mississippi Case That Could Mean Rollback of Abortion Rights

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will take up Mississippi’s bid to enforce a 15-week ban on abortion → Read More

Guns Are on Supreme Court's Agenda Days After Mass Shootings

A possible expansion of gun rights is on the Supreme Court’s agenda, days after mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia → Read More

Biden Could Change Course in High Court Health Care Case

The pending Supreme Court case on the fate of the Affordable Care Act could give the Biden administration its first opportunity to chart a new course in front... → Read More

Roberts to Swear in Yet Another President Who Opposed Him

Someday, perhaps, John Roberts will swear in a new president who doesn’t wish someone else was chief justice of the United States. → Read More

Trump Made Lasting Impact on Federal Courts

President Donald Trump’s deep imprint on the federal courts is a rare point of agreement about the president across the political spectrum → Read More

Elector College to Formally Choose Biden as Next President

Presidential electors are meeting across the United States to formally choose Joe Biden as the nation’s next president → Read More

Supreme Court Seems Skeptical of Trump's Plan to Cut Undocumented Immigrants From Census

The Supreme Court sounds skeptical that President Donald Trump could categorically exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used... → Read More

High Court Takes Up Census Case, as Other Count Issues Loom

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over whether the Trump administration can exclude people in the country illegally from the count used for divvying up... → Read More

WATCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lies in Repose at Supreme Court

Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women’s rights champion, leader of... → Read More

Supreme Court Poised to Limit Police Power to Seize Property

The Supreme Court left little doubt Wednesday that it would rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land... → Read More

Stare Decisis? Roe? Here's a Supreme Court Glossary to Help You Follow Confirmation Hearing

America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Viewers just tuning into the battle over the... → Read More