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Will the Court Ever Address Gerrymandering?

In two decisions, the justices did not say whether it is constitutional to draw electoral districts so the party in power gains an edge. ...

A Persistent Gadfly Wins Again in the Supreme Court

The justices ruled that Fane Lozman, who says his arrest at a City Council meeting in Florida was motivated by retaliation, can pursue a First Amendment lawsuit. ...

The Supreme Court’s Biggest Decisions in 2018

The nation’s highest court faces a far-reaching list of cases that renew its central role in American life. ...

Supreme Court Avoids an Answer on Partisan Gerrymandering

The decisions were a setback for critics of partisan gerrymandering, who had hoped that the Supreme Court would decide the cases on their merits and rule in their favor. ...

CHAVEZ-MEZA, ADAUCTOv.UNITED STATES. Decided 06/18/2018

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Lozmanv.City of Riviera Beach. Decided 06/18/2018

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ROSALES-MIRELES, FLORENCIOv.UNITED STATES. Decided 06/18/2018

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GILL, BEVERLY R., ET AL.v.WHITFORD, WILLIAM, ET AL.. Decided 06/18/2018

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The 96-Year-Old Brooklyn Judge Standing Up to the Supreme Court

Judge Jack B. Weinstein ruled against precedent on police accountability, saying the high court had gone too far in expanding officers’ immunity from lawsuits. ...

Minnesota Voters Alliancev.Mansky. Decided 06/14/2018

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Guns and America: Take the Quiz

It has become exceedingly challenging to cut through the ever-growing bramble of news coverage around gun rights and laws in the United States. What’s fact? What’s chatter? Take this quiz to find out. ...

Guns and America: How Much Do You Know?

It has become exceedingly challenging to cut through the ever-growing bramble of news coverage around gun rights and laws in the United States. What’s fact? What’s chatter? Take this quiz to find out. ...

Voter-Suppression Laws

A reader says such laws solve no legitimate problem and “target minorities, the poor and the disabled.” ...

The Ohio Purge and the Future of Voting

The Supreme Court’s upholding of a program that disqualifies infrequent voters has national ramifications that could hurt minorities and veterans. ...

Another Merrick Garland Decision

Also: Making sense of the North Korea summit. ...

Will the Rule of Law Apply Along the Border?

Noncitizens facing “expedited removal” have less right to judicial review than Guantánamo detainees. ...

‘This Ruling Gives Us Hope’: Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Salmon Case

It’s an important victory for Native American communities, but other threats are chipping away at the salmon habitat on which the Swinomish have long depended. ...

Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Purge of Voting Rolls

Ohio has been more aggressive than any other state in purging its voter rolls. ...

SVEEN, ASHLEY, ET AL.v.MELIN, KAYE, ET AL.. Decided 06/11/2018

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CHINA AGRITECH, INC.v.RESH, MICHAEL H., ET AL.. Decided 06/11/2018

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