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Fact Check: Justice Alito’s misleading claim about sex offender rearrests

“Repeat sex offenders pose an especially grave risk to children. ‘When convicted sex offenders reenter society, they are much more likely than any other type of offender to be rearrested for a new rape or sexual assault.'”-Supreme Court Justice Samuel ...

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Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American elections are conducted. The justices regularly are called ...

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Commentary: Equity at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said two interesting things about equity last week. First, there were the last two substantive paragraphs of North Carolina v. Covington, a decision vacating a district court’s order that required a special election in North Carolina. The ...

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A look at latest legal loss for Trump travel ban

SEATTLE — A Virginia-based federal appeals court pulled no punches in refusing to reinstate President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, with judges in the 10-3 majority calling the administration’s action discriminatory and its reasoning nonsensical. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

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Commentary: Supreme Court ruling opens new avenues to fight gerrymandering

Sometimes the most important stuff in Supreme Court opinions is hidden in the footnotes. In Monday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down two North Carolina congressional districts as unconstitutionally influenced by race, the majority buried a doozy, a potentially powerful new ...

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Supreme Court won’t review decision on NC voting law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not review a decision that found North Carolina’s 2013 voting law discriminated against African-American voters, the justices said Monday. A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit had found ...

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