The current Supreme Court has a 6-3 conservative majority.
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In a 6-3 conservative majority, the more important divisions may be among the six Republican-appointed justices.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife, conservative activist Virginia Thomas, at an October 2021 event.
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Conflicts of interest at the Supreme Court are nothing new. But no one has found a way to fix them.
Which branch has the power to rewrite congressional maps?
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Justices declined GOP requests to block court-approved congressional maps in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. But justices punted a bigger question over the role of courts until after the midterm elections.
How much importance does the Supreme Court place on prior decisions?
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There is value in observing legal precedent, but sometimes circumstances, logic or judges’ views determine it’s time to overturn it.
Unwanted touching in the office is an all-too-common experience for women.
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A review of some cases offers a window into why very few civil sexual harassment claims make it to trial.
Members of the U.S. Supreme Court visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House in 1934.
The US Supreme Court is often less insulated from partisan politics than many Americans assume.
Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks on Nov. 19 at a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election.
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President Trump’s populist control of his party didn’t extend to control in courtrooms where he challenged election results. That’s where the rules of politics met the rules of law, and politics lost.
President Donald Trump has said he will name a Supreme Court nominee in the coming days.
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A quantitative analysis of potential nominees to the Supreme Court reveals that conservatives could get a real lock on the nation’s highest court.
People gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court building as news spread of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Sept. 18 death.
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A 6-3 conservative court will hear a broader range of controversial cases, shift interpretations of individual rights and put more pressure on local democracy to make policy decisions.
DACA supporters rally at the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 18, 2020, after the court rejected the Trump administration’s push to end DACA.
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Those who say the Supreme Court’s last term was a liberal success fail to understand that the types of decisions they see as victories are fleeting triumphs that will not endure.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, surprised many court watchers by authoring the decision to expand the Civil Rights Act.
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Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court as a conservative. But his ruling in a major civil rights case is part of a pattern of justices setting aside ideology to address historic injustices.
Protesters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling.
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In a 5-to-4 decision, SCOTUS delivered a major blow to Trump and opened the doors to the court being an arbiter of public honesty
Milwaukee voters wait in a social-distancing line, some wearing masks, before voting in the state’s spring elections on April 7.
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The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has reversed its decadeslong practice of protecting voters’ rights and removing barriers to casting ballots.
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presided over the Senate during President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial.
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In 1868, during the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, the Senate tied on two votes. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase broke both ties.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., signs the oath book after being sworn in for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.
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As the Trump impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, the 100 lawmakers there are required by law to abide by a special oath.
I heard him saying…
Both political parties are trying to draw analogies between the impeachment process and a criminal trial – for political reasons, not legal ones.
Sen. Susan Collins is among the senators who have chosen to stay quiet about impeachment so far.
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No written law or rule requires the senators to remain silent on the issues. But it’s probably a good idea, and a promising sign of fairness.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington.
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Does a foundation’s award of a US$1 million prize to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raise ethical questions? It’s hard to tell, because the court has no published ethics guidelines.
Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, the senate majority leader, has a lot of power.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. If the House impeaches President Trump, what could he do to influence the process – and outcome – of a trial?
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.