The Supreme Court is on summer vacation, but because of John Roberts, they may have to come back.
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Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
The Supreme Court is empty days before the justices vote to on the U.S. gerrymandering case.
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The Supreme Court has issued what's likely to be its final word on partisan gerrymandering, saying it's a political issue, not a legal one. That means reform lies in the hands of voters.
Erik Brunetti had good reason to be optimistic after the court heard his case in April.
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The high court struck down a ban on trademarking 'immoral' or 'scandalous' words and symbols. A trademark scholar explains why that's a good thing.
Many Virginians back the decades-old moratorium.
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The 6-3 ruling challenges some common political assumptions about conservatives and liberals.
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Abortion has been a huge political issue in the US for the last 50 years. But the abortion debate is not new. It began at least a century before landmark abortions rights decision Roe v. Wade.
Demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court, in Washington, on March 26.
The US public is more aware than ever of partisan gerrymandering, and they're pushing local governments to make reforms.
Credit cards sometimes charge exceptionally high interest rates.
The lawmakers have proposed capping interest rates on consumer loans at 15%, but doing so may hurt some of the people it's aiming to protect.
Putting up signs is easy. Providing workplace accommodations is harder.
Ambiguities in the Americans with Disabilities Act have allowed employers to sidestep a major component of the law: the requirement to provide workers with 'reasonable accommodations.'
On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon resigned and left the White House.
President Trump has invoked executive privilege to stymie congressional investigators. Another president, Richard Nixon, did the same thing. It helped Nixon hold onto power – but only for a while.
Julian Assange goes back to court in London on May 2.
The US indicted WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange for conspiring to hack into a government computer. But the prosecution of Assange may also pose a risk to the rights of journalists in the US.
Erik Brunetti believes his FUCT clothing brand deserves a trademark.
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A trademark law scholar explains why the impossible-to-apply standard, dating back to the early 20th century, is ineffective and needs to be abolished.
Citizenship may be included in the next census questionnaire.
For the first time in decades, the 2020 census will include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen. On April 23, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on this idea.
Joe Biden greets people at a Delaware pizza parlour shortly after announcing on April 25 he was running for president. Allegations of “inappropriate conduct” by several women have had little impact on his candidacy.
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Several women recently came forward to complain about "inappropriate conduct" by Joe Biden. Even in the #MeToo age, the allegations appear to have little impact on Biden's status as the front-runner.
Activists at the Supreme Court opposed to partisan gerrymandering hold up representations of congressional districts from North Carolina, left, and Maryland, right.
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Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook' and 'a bunch of baloney.'
Guards take apart the death penalty chamber at San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
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A law professor from the University of California, Hastings considers why a moratorium in California could be influential.
President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019.
President Trump vetoed Congress' rejection of his emergency declaration. That brings the constitutional confrontation closer to the Supreme Court and a potentially destabilizing outcome.
A detective holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same type of gun used in the Sandy Hook School shooting.
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The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.
President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to build a wall.
The constitutional conflict between Congress and President Trump over his emergency declaration has potential to undermine centuries of checks and balances between the two branches of government.
Michael Cohen, left, walks out of federal court, Nov. 29, 2018, in New York.
Michael Cohen will soon testify before Congress about his work for Donald Trump. But the hearing's subject goes far beyond the committee's jurisdiction, which is government operations and activities.
Women earn less than men in most occupations, including soccer.
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A decade ago, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the latest legislative effort to close the persistent gap between how much women and men earn. Here's why it hasn’t made much of a difference.