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Since his election loss, the president has been threatening to go to the Supreme Court in attempt to overturn the results. Unfortunately for him, the court may not be the perfect arbiter of his dreams.
Former President George W. Bush, left, with James A. Baker III at the 2018 funeral of George H.W. Bush.
James Baker, the high-powered lawyer chosen by George W. Bush to lead his fight over the contested 2000 election, delivered victory. A new book reveals three crucial reasons why.
An early case will test Justice Barrett’s credentials as a favorite of religious conservatives.
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The case Fulton v. Philadelphia is about foster care. But questions over a decades-old Supreme Court ruling may have wider implications.
Mitt Romney, left, and Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, in a presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Both men backed some of the original ideas of the ACA.
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Republicans have attacked the Affordable Care Act since it became law 10 years ago, yet Republicans were the ones who came up with the blueprint for the law. How did this twist happen?
President-elect Biden promises a new White House agenda and style.
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Scholars of race, foreign policy and the Supreme Court give their informed predictions of what to expect under a Biden administration.
Judges can intervene in elections, but the Supreme Court really prefers not to.
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The GOP is hoping the ghosts of Florida past will tilt the race in Trump's favor. But Joe Biden's apparent electoral lead in numerous key states may insulate his win from such legal challenges.
Trump is contesting the results in four key battleground states. Here is what he is claiming — and his chances of success in stopping the vote count or overturning the results.
The US is facing a crisis of democratic legitimacy.
The political and social crisis in the US has its roots in twin challenges.
Because of the contentiousness of mail-in voting, it would not be surprising if there are more lawsuits after the election. We might not know for days who is the winner.
Attendees at an event for Donald Trump on August 17, 2020.
Six months into the Covid-19 crisis, the president is boasting that the US economy is back on its feet. While the figures show that some job losses have been cut, there is little room for optimism.
A woman holds a sign as she attends the Women’s March in downtown Chicago, Oct. 17, 2020. Dozens of Women’s March rallies were planned to signal opposition to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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A Trump loss on Nov. 3 would demonstrate that the grassroots organizing of American women has paid off.
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The US president has relentlessly attacked the ACA since taking office. While more costly than hoped, the law has cut the number of Americans without insurance in half, more than meeting its goals.
Number three: Donald Trump at the swearing in of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court. She is the third justice he has appointed to the court.
Republicans won the recent battle over nominations to the US Supreme Court with the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett. The loser might be the court itself.
The Supreme Court will soon add another originalist to its ranks if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed.
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The judicial theory has been a major talking point during the past three Supreme Court nominations. But what does it actually mean?
Former House Speaker John Boehner holds a press conference June 25, 2012, after the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.
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Democrats are outraged at what they say is the hypocrisy of allowing a president to appoint a new Supreme Court justice near the end of his term. One of their biggest practical concerns is the ACA.
While our judges may prefer their anonymity, the process for choosing who sits on the highest court must be more transparent. Our system is beginning to look outdated.
Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate.
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If successful, Barrett would become the seventh current Supreme Court justice to be raised a Catholic, but more importantly the sixth conservative Christian.
A lot of interests want to influence the cases that come before the Supreme Court and how they’re decided.
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Special interests use the court as a public policy battleground. Here's a rundown of how that works and which groups are likely to appear before a conservative court with Amy Coney Barrett on it.
A poll worker places vote-by-mail ballots into a ballot box set up at the Miami-Dade Election Department headquarters on Oct. 14, 2020 in Doral, Fla.
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Lawsuits are being argued in courthouses across the country over the conduct of the election. That could lead to the public losing confidence in the election's legitimacy.
Trump with 7th U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family Sept. 26 at the White House.
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With Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, Trump has fulfilled his pledge to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman. But female judges don't all decide alike any more than male judges do.