Federal Appeals Court Rules That Harvard Does Not Discriminate in Admissions

The case, filed by Asian-American plaintiffs, could now go to the Supreme Court, which has been the goal of groups seeking to end affirmative action.

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Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule Is Vacated by Federal Judge

The policy created a wealth test that would disqualify immigrants for green cards if they were deemed likely to use public benefits.

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Federal Appeals Courts Emerge as Crucial for Trump in Voting Cases

Federal district courts have tended to rule for Democrats in litigation over how to run the election, but appeals courts, well stocked with the president’s nominees, are blocking them.

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Rooted in Faith, Representing a New Conservatism: Amy Coney Barrett’s Path to a Court Pick

As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.

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Manhattan D.A. Can Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns, Judges Rule

The dispute will now likely head to the Supreme Court for a second time.

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Are Republican Judges Putting Their Thumbs on the Electoral Scale?

Recent decisions certainly suggest as much.

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Trump Says D.A. Is Using ‘Speculation and Innuendo’ to Get His Tax Returns

Prosecutors have suggested in court papers that an investigation into the president could focus on a range of possible crimes.

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The Ginsburg-Scalia Act Was Not a Farce

There is a lot for us to learn, not just from their friendship, but from their intellectual combat.

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Lagoa’s Role in Florida Will Be a Big Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump.

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Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time

The assertion by the Manhattan district attorney offered rare insight into the office’s investigation of the president and his businesses.

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To Conservatives, Barrett Has ‘Perfect Combination’ of Attributes for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Trump’s Leading Candidates to Fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court Vacancy

President Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.” Here is who might fill the seat.

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Who is on President Trump’s List of Supreme Court Nominees?

President Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.” Here is who might fill the seat.

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Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz on Trump List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees

The president, who views his commitment to a conservative federal judiciary as critical to his 2016 victory, added 20 more names to earlier lists.

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400,000 Immigrants Can Be Forced to Leave the U.S., Court Rules

People from countries like El Salvador and Haiti who won temporary protected status after fleeing natural disaster and war can be forced to return home, a federal appeals court ruled.

#appeals-courts-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #el-salvador, #haiti, #honduras, #immigration-and-emigration, #nepal, #nicaragua, #sudan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Accuses Judge of ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Him in Tax Ruling

The president is appealing an order that allowed his tax returns and other financial records to be released to the Manhattan district attorney.

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Guantánamo Forever

Does the public care about the 40 remaining inmates with no obvious end to their imprisonment?

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A College’s ‘Free Speech Areas’ Face Supreme Court Review

The justices will consider whether a student’s First Amendment lawsuit may proceed after a college in Georgia abandoned its restrictions.

#appeals-courts-us, #carr-christopher-m, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #georgia, #religion-and-belief, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #uzuegbunam-chike

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California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates the Second Amendment, Court Rules

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

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Federal Court Rules California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates 2nd Amendment

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

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We Just Saw the Future of Anti-Abortion Laws

An appellate court has reinstated a bizarre grab bag of statutes that were invalidated more than three years ago.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-court-us

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Appeals Court Weighs Whether to Permit Inquiry Into Flynn Case Dismissal

A majority of the judges on a federal appeals court signaled that they may allow a court hearing into the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case.

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House Can Sue to Force Testimony From McGahn, Appeals Court Rules

A court endorsed the House Judiciary Committee’s ability to pursue testimony from the former White House counsel as part of its oversight responsibilities.

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Appeals Court Erases Order to End Michael Flynn Case, Sets New Arguments

The decision means that the legal saga over the criminal charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser will continue.

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Supreme Court Allows Restrictions on Voting by Ex-Felons

The case concerned a Florida state law that limited the sweep of a voter initiative meant to allow former prisoners to vote.

#appeals-courts-us, #ex-convicts, #florida, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #twenty-fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Court Clears Way for First Federal Execution in 17 Years to Proceed

Daniel Lewis Lee is set to be put to death after an appeals panel rejected a suit from his victims’ family members, who said the coronavirus prevented them from traveling to the execution.

#appeals-courts-us, #capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #justice-department, #lee-daniel-lewis, #prisons-and-prisoners, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Judge in Michael Flynn Case Asks for Full Appeals Court Review

After a divided appeals court panel ordered him to drop the charge against the former national security adviser, a judge asked the full court to review the ruling.

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How the Court Bungled the Michael Flynn Case

The Court of Appeals answered the wrong questions.

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Mitch McConnell Nears His Benchmark

With confirmation of his protégé to a powerful court, the G.O.P. leader is on the brink of his goal to fill all vacancies at the appellate level by year’s end.

#appeals-courts-us, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #mcconnell-mitch, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-justin-r

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McConnell Protégé Moves Toward Confirmation to D.C. Appeals Court

The Judiciary Committee cleared Judge Justin Walker for a floor vote over the objections of Democrats, who said he was not qualified.

#appeals-courts-us, #federal-courts-us, #mcconnell-mitch, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-justin-r

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Judge Justin Walker Faces Scrutiny in Bid for Seat on Powerful Appeals Court

No stranger to partisan warfare at 37, Judge Justin Walker will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering him for a seat on the D.C. Court of Appeals.

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McConnell Has a Request for Veteran Federal Judges: Please Quit

The Senate majority leader has encouraged judges thinking about stepping down to do so soon to ensure that Republicans confirm their replacements this year.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #article-iii-project, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate

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A Conservative Agenda Unleashed on the Federal Courts

President Trump’s imprint on the nation’s appeals courts has been swift and historic. He has named judges with records on a range of issues important to Republicans — and to his re-election.

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