Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

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

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By 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Lifts Restrictions on Prayer Meetings in Homes

The court shifted direction in cases on Covid-related limits on religious services after Justice Amy Coney Barrett replaced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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An Extraordinary Winning Streak for Religion at the Supreme Court

More broadly, one new study found, “the politicization of religious freedom has infiltrated every level of the federal judiciary.”

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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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Our Lonely Chief Justice

A recent solitary dissent by John Roberts points to his isolation from the court’s other conservatives.

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Supreme Court Backs Georgia Gwinnett College Student’s Free Speech Lawsuit

The 8-to-1 ruling said courts may hear suits seeking only nominal damages. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., dissenting, said the majority had turned judges into advice columnists.

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Absolutists Are Taking Over the Anti-Abortion Movement

Taking their cue from Trump, they are going all out to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Will the Supreme Court Gut the Voting Rights Act?

The court is being asked how hard it should be for states to pass what might be voter-suppression laws.

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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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Supreme Court Weighs Limits of ‘Hot Pursuit’ by Police

The court has said that the police need no warrants to enter the homes of fleeing felons. Does that exception also apply to people suspected of minor crimes?

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Supreme Court Partly Backs Religious Challenge to California Virus Restrictions

The ruling followed a similar one in a case from New York and provided more evidence of a change in the court’s direction after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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The Supreme Court After Trump

Now that his presidency has disintegrated into mayhem, how are the conservative justices processing his tenure?

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Chief Justice Praises the Courts’ Responses to the Pandemic

In a year that included an impeachment trial, the death of a colleague and the arrival of a new one, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s year-end report focused on the health crisis.

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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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Midnight Ruling Exposes Rifts at a Supreme Court Transformed by Trump

The justices issued six opinions, several of them unusually bitter, in upholding challenges from churches and synagogues to state pandemic restrictions on religious services.

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Trump’s Mean Policies

A succession of Trump policies reflected the administration’s spite and heartlessness.

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Fate of Affordable Care Act

A transformed court, with a six-justice conservative majority, will take a new look at the sprawling health care law.

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The Affordable Care Act Faces Another Supreme Court Test

Though the court’s conservative majority has been bolstered by three Trump appointees, the law’s challengers will face headwinds.

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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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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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Supreme Court to Let PA, NC Accept Absentee Ballots After Election Day

The pair of decisions were welcomed by Democrats. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was expected to cast a deciding vote, did not participate in either decision.

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Supreme Court Won’t Speed a Do-Over on Pennsylvania’s Ballot Deadlines

The court deadlocked last week in the same case, but Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in the second request for review.

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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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Amy Coney Barrett and the Republican Party’s Supreme Court

The quest to entrench political conservatism in the country’s highest court comes with a steep cost.

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What Does Amy Coney Barrett Mean for the Supreme Court?

We know who her allies are, and we know how to read what she’s written or signed.

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Deadlocked Supreme Court Allows Extra Time for Some Pennsylvania Ballots

A 4-to-4 tie let stand a ruling from Pennsylvania’s highest court that had extended the deadline for counting some mailed ballots by three days, citing the pandemic and postal delays.

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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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New Supreme Court Term Could End Roberts’s Dominant Role

The possible addition of Judge Amy Coney Barrett could create “the Trump court,” pushing it rightward. Cases on the Affordable Care Act and religious objections to gay rights could offer early clues.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Meet Donald Trump

Over the past five days, we learned a lot about the president and his powers.

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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An Open Supreme Court Seat Puts Obamacare on the Ballot

A Supreme Court case could eliminate the Affordable Care Act, and the president should be judged for recklessly supporting it.

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How the Religious Right Has Transformed the Supreme Court

The Roberts court has used the First Amendment to advance conservative Christian values.

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Ginsburg Expected to Lie in Repose at the Supreme Court

Plans for a commemoration and services have yet to be made final, but large crowds are expected to pay their respects for a justice who became a feminist icon and liberal hero.

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‘Without Delay,’ Trump Presses for New Supreme Court Justice

The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether they have the votes to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election.

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Trump Presses for New Justice ‘Without Delay’ as Election-Season Battle Looms

The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether they have the votes to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election.

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Justice Ginsburg’s Judicial Legacy of Striking Dissents

She was part of the Supreme Court’s 4-member liberal wing throughout her 27-year tenure and led it in her last decade.

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Why Trump’s Supreme Court Fantasy List Is Bad for Real Life

Listing potential justices may distort how we see the judiciary and how it behaves. Joe Biden should stick to “no names.”

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Why Only the Republicans Are Talking About Abortion

The G.O.P. convention featured an extreme anti-abortion activist. The Democrats mostly kept mum.

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Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns to D.A., Judge Rules

A federal judge rejected the president’s argument that a subpoena seeking eight years of his tax returns was ‘wildly overbroad.’

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Trump Says Subpoena for His Tax Returns Is Illegal ‘Harassment’

The filing was the latest salvo in the battle between President Trump and the Manhattan district attorney, who has been investigating his business practices.

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The Supreme Court’s Religious Wing Takes on Covid-19 Restrictions

The fight over limits on church attendance divides the justices.

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Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rejects Nevada Church’s Challenge to Shutdown Restrictions

The church said it was subject to more severe limits than casinos and restaurants.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #nevada, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us

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A More Liberal Supreme Court? Not When It Comes to Voting Rights

In four rulings in a row, the court has refused to ease voting restrictions.

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Why Trump’s Attacks on John Roberts Aren’t Working With Some Conservatives

The Supreme Court has faded somewhat in importance as frustration with the president grows, according to Republicans in the Indiana county where the chief justice grew up.

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John Roberts’s Triumphant Supreme Court Term

Among them: Religion got a place at the public table long reserved for secular society.

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In a Term Full of Major Cases, the Supreme Court Tacked to the Center

Doling out victories to both sides, the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to strive to avoid charges of partisanship.

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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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