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Bipartisanship at Supreme Court Arguments (Podcast)

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How the Supreme Court got called into a teens’ spat by two pearl-clutching cheer coaches

The case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., in which the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday, would just be “Mean Girls” on steroids for the digital age if the First Amendment issues weren’t so important.A 14-year-old high school cheerleader — B.L., for Brandi Levy — at Mahanoy Area High School in central Pennsylvania…

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Supreme Court: Should schools regulate teens’ speech off-campus?

Washington Fourteen-year-old Brandi Levy was having that kind of day where she just wanted to scream. So she did, in a profanity-laced posting on Snapchat that has, improbably, ended up before the United States Supreme Court in the most significant case on student speech in more than 50 years.At issue is whether public schools can…

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The Best Way to Supreme Court Case About Nonprofit Donations Could Affect America’s Elections

Upon first glance, the U.S. Supreme Court case Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Rodriquez might not seem like it could impact elections. The case, which will be argued before the Supreme Court Monday, examines the constitutionality of a California regulation requiring nonprofits wishing to raise money in the state to disclose their largest donors to…

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Supreme Court asked to review case against border device searches

The case against warrantless device searches at the border might soon face a crucial test. The ACLU and EFF have asked the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Department of Homeland Security policies that allow the warrant- and suspicion-free searches at airport and other points of entry. The groups argued that an appeals court…

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US Supreme Court questions permanent residency for a number of migrants

Some of the justices are sceptical that protected migrants who entered the US illegally should be offered legal citizenship.US Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared reluctant to let people who have been allowed to stay in the United States on humanitarian grounds apply to become permanent residents if they entered the country illegally. The justices…

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US Supreme Court hears Indigenous tribe discussions on COVID aid

Tribal groups are vying over $8bn in funding intended for tribal governments under the 2020 CARES Act.US Supreme Court justices on Monday signalled sympathy towards allowing federal COVID-19 relief funds to go to specially created corporations for Native Alaskans even though they are not officially recognised as tribal governments in a case pitting groups of Indigenous…

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US Supreme Court brings end to another Republican election challenge

A man wheels a trash bins past the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2020. REUTERS/File PhotoThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to another lawsuit related to the Nov. 3 presidential election filed by a Republican former congressional candidate who had challenged the extension of Pennsylvania’s deadline to receive…

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The Supreme Thuggery of Democrats’ Court-Packing Scheme

The sponsors of this plan are gaslighting the nation with nonsensical explanations. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hat settles it. Henceforth, for baseball, we need 13 on the field. You know, for “balance.” After all, when the big leagues started playing the World Series in 1903, there were only 16 teams. Now there are 30. If…

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How the Supreme Court Gave Cops a License to Kill

There is nothing unique or interesting about the defense strategy employed by the lawyers for Derek Chauvin. The trial has produced no made-for-television stunts or rhetorical flourishes. There’s no bloody glove, no rhyming couplets. Chauvin’s defense is so basic that an attorney straight out of law school could pull it off. His lawyers are simply…