Supreme Court Ends Biden’s Eviction Moratorium

The ruling followed political and legal maneuvering by the administration to retain protections for tenants. It puts hundreds of thousands at risk of being put out of their homes.

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Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

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Details on F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh Draw Fire From Democrats

The F.B.I. said some of the 4,500 tips it received about Justice Brett Kavanaugh were given to the Trump White House, leading some Democrats to call the process a sham.

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Supreme Court Term Marked by Conservative Majority in Flux

The chief justice’s power waned, and the three Trump justices grew more influential. The term ended with an exclamation point, with the court imposing new limits on the Voting Rights Act.

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The Supreme Court’s Newest Justices Produce Some Unexpected Results

In the term so far, including two major decisions on Thursday, the court’s expanded conservative majority is fractured and its liberals are often on the winning side.

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Supreme Court Limits Sweep of Law on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled.

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Supreme Court Rules on Immigration Notice Rules

In an immigration ruling that scrambled the usual alliances, the justices differed over the significance of the article “a.”

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A Lively Supreme Court Argument Over a Cheerleader’s Vulgar Rant

The justices struggled to determine how the First Amendment applies to public schools’ power to punish students for social media posts and other off-campus speech.

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Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Life Terms for Youths

The court, which has for years been cutting back on harsh punishments for juvenile offenders, changed course in a 6-to-3 decision.

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Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

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Biden Creating Commission to Study Expanding the Supreme Court

The commission will also examine other potential changes such as term limits for justices. Progressives are pushing President Biden to add seats to balance the court’s conservative majority.

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Supreme Court Lets F.C.C. Relax Limits on Media Ownership

The justices said the commission had adequately considered whether easing rules on cross-ownership of radio and TV stations and newspapers would hurt female and minority ownership of media outlets.

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Case on Police Violence Reveals Fault Lines at Supreme Court

In a sharp exchange, dissenting conservatives suggested that Chief Justice Roberts warped the law in response to public sentiment.

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Supreme Court Wary of Law Letting Union Organizers Onto Private Property

The justices considered a California regulation that allowed labor representatives to meet with farm workers at their worksites for up to three hours a day for as many as 120 days a year.

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We Still Have to Worry About the Supreme Court and Elections

The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.

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Thank the Supreme Court, for Now

The justices did the right thing by declining to hear the case brought by red states to overturn the election results. But let’s see what happens down the road.

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Choice

Will she join the Supreme Court’s grievance conservatives?

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The Supreme Court Was Right to Block Cuomo’s Religious Restrictions

The balance between Covid-19 precautions and civil liberties doesn’t need to be a partisan issue.

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2020 Shows That the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral

It doesn’t just distort presidential elections. It infects the entire political process.

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The Supreme Court Is Now 6-3. What Does That Mean?

Will we see a cohesive conservative alliance? Or a disparate group of conservative justices?

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Has the Court Learned Nothing From Bush v. Gore?

Apparently not.

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Woman Who Mailed Threat to Susan Collins Gets 30 Months in Prison

Suzanne Muscara, 38, sent a threatening letter to the senator’s home in 2018 after becoming upset with her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, the authorities said.

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In Voting Cases, Chief Justice Roberts Is Alone but in Control

While the chief justice’s views have not been fully endorsed by any of his colleagues, they have so far prevailed in five recent disputes, delivering victories to both Democrats and Republicans.

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Kavanaugh Fixes Error in Election Opinion After Vermont Complaint

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh made a correction to a concurring opinion after Vermont officials pointed out that he mistakenly said the state had not changed its election rules.

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As Supreme Court Weighs Election Cases, a New Life for Bush v. Gore

After two decades of legal obscurity, the ruling that handed the 2000 election to George W. Bush is getting fresh attention.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us

The Supreme Court Should Stay Out of State Election Law

Allowing federal courts to muck around with state election laws is dangerous and destabilizing.

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A Question of Life and Death Looms for Amy Coney Barrett

If confirmed, she may soon have to reconcile her Catholic morality and the law over a death penalty case.

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Justice Kavanaugh Unlocked Ways to Fight Foreign Interference

He made clear the constitutional rights of foreign actors abroad cannot be violated, because they have no constitutional rights.

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Democrats, Facing Critical Supreme Court Battle, Worry Feinstein Is Not Up to the Task

Ms. Feinstein, 87, has slowed in recent years and limited her public profile, leading some Democrats to wonder if she can lead them through a consequential confirmation process.

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Meet a Secret Trump Voter

‘Being a lesbian who’s voting for Trump is like coming out of the closet again.’

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A.O.C. and the Daughter Defense

Sorry, Ted Yoho. Having daughters doesn’t get you a sexism free pass.

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A Conservative Court and Trump’s Own Appointees Declare Their Independence

The Supreme Court’s dismissal of President Trump’s claims of immunity was a reminder that institutional prerogatives still matter in Washington, even in a time of extreme partisanship.

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How a Conservative Supreme Court and Trump’s Appointees Declared Their Independence

The Supreme Court’s dismissal of President Trump’s claims of immunity was a reminder that institutional prerogatives still matter in Washington, even in a time of extreme partisanship.

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Conservatives, Don’t Give Up on Your Principles or the Supreme Court

Some are turning away from a founding idea, originalism.

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How Chief Justice Roberts Solved His Abortion Dilemma

For the moment, the right to choose is safe. But the outlook is ominous.

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Progressives Begin New Push to Elevate Supreme Court as a Campaign Issue

The first step in the project is $2 million in ads in competitive states highlighting the consequences for the court if President Trump secures a second term.

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How Not to Outlaw Abortion

The restiveness of abortion opponents is working against them.

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Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.

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The Supreme Court Defines ‘Sex’ in Its Title VII Ruling

We’ll soon find out whether the court inflames the culture wars or cools them as its term winds down.

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Supreme Court Stays Execution of Texas Inmate Over Issue of Spiritual Adviser

Ruben Gutierrez’s lawyers argued that he had the right to have a Christian chaplain present during his execution.

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The Supreme Court Says Gay Rights Are Civil Rights

The Supreme Court says you can’t be fired for being gay or transgender.

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The Supreme Court, Too, Is on the Brink

The polarization roiling the country has the Supreme Court in its grip.

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Does John Roberts Need to Check His Own Biases?

Evidence from recent Supreme Court arguments suggests that the chief justice, like most people, may have ideological and gender blind spots.

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Trump Judges or Federalist Society Judges? Try Both

The group says it doesn’t endorse nominees for public office. Say what?

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Trump’s Bid to the Supreme Court to Stand Above the Law

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue the president’s claim that he has absolute immunity while in office.

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Tara Reade, Joe Biden and the #MeToo Trap

Don’t compare the case against Joe Biden to the one against Brett Kavanaugh.

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Joe Biden and the Presumption of Innocence

Being heard is not, and should never be, the same thing as being believed.

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Biden Will Address Tara Reade’s Allegation on MSNBC on Friday

After weeks of silence that prompted Democratic frustration, Joe Biden will discuss a former Senate aide’s allegation of sexual assault on “Morning Joe.”

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A Precedent Overturned Reveals a Supreme Court in Crisis

Separate opinions in a case show nine justices pursuing agendas far removed from the dispute at hand.

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