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Democrats target two Republican senators in campaign against Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON – Liberal political strategists hope to block President Donald Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee by replaying a strategy they used to help defeat the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year. The multimillion-dollar plan of advertising ...

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Susan Collins says she won’t support Supreme Court nominee who demonstrates ‘hostility to Roe v. Wade’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a key swing vote on President Donald Trump’s next Supreme Court pick, said Sunday that she would not vote for any judge who wanted to end access to abortion in the United States by ...

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Liberals, conservatives pressure centrist Democrats on Trump’s court pick

WASHINGTON – Three centrist Democrats fighting for their political lives faced growing pressure from liberal activists and some of their own Senate colleagues Thursday to oppose President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, ...

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How the Supreme Court struck down a WWII-era travesty when it upheld Trump’s travel ban

Long ago, Fred Korematsu was arrested in San Leandro, California, his home town, for defying an executive order that led to the expulsion or imprisonment of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. He later went to ...

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Supreme Court won’t hear the case of teen and featured in ‘Making a Murderer’

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea to intervene in the case of Brendan Dassey, whose teenaged confession to rape and murder was portrayed as coerced in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer.” As is ...

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Efforts to limit partisan gerrymandering falter at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – A decades-long effort to keep politicians from drawing district lines that entrench themselves and their parties in power faltered Monday at the Supreme Court, as justices sidestepped the question of when extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. In considering ...

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Supreme Court Notebook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and lawyer Paul Clement often find themselves on opposite sides of issues he argues and she helps decide at the high court. But at a recent event in Washington, Kagan and Clement ...

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Supreme Court’s conservative justices appear to back Trump’s authority for travel ban

WASHINGTON – The conservative majority on the Supreme Court seemed to agree Wednesday that President Donald Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries if he thinks that it is necessary to protect the country. Lower courts ...

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Supreme Court to consider Trump’s travel ban and the president’s authority

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court for the first time Wednesday considers a major initiative of the Trump administration, reviewing whether President Donald Trump’s travel ban is a necessary step to protect the country from terrorism or an illegal and unconstitutional ...

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