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Where Things Stand: SCOTUS Quietly Punts On Trans Rights Case Prime Badge
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WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES - 2019/10/08: Participant holding a sign outsithe the Supreme Court. 133 protesters were arrested blocking the street across the Supreme Court in an act of non violent civil disobedience, as hundreds of LGBTQ+ advocates convened in Washington, DC for a national day of action as a community response to the landmark Supreme Court hearings that could legalize workplace discrimination, primarily against LGBTQ+ people, on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender presentation. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)

As anti-trans rights laws pop up in GOP-led state legislatures across the country, fueling one of Republicans’ top culture wars in the Biden era, the majority conservative Supreme Court decided to not take up a key transgender rights case today, a surprising victory for LGBTQ rights.

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Where Things Stand: Americans Would Rather See Roe Left Alone Prime Badge
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And they hardly see it as a pressing issue, at least not right now.

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The Guardian or Authority of Law, created by sculptor James Earle Fraser, rests on the side of the U.S. Supreme Court on September 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Want To Restore Balance To The Supreme Court? Expand It.
As court expansion becomes more mainstream, it’s becoming clearer that it’s the only way to restore balance to the Supreme Court.
SCOTUS Taking Up 2nd Amendment Case Could Mean Cuts To Broad Swaths Of Gun Regulation
The fact that the Court may soon strike down a regulation on the public carry of weapons will have deep political significance.
on March 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Where Things Stand: Abortion Back On SCOTUS’ Mind Prime Badge
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on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.

It’s been a fear for pro-choice advocates for some time — one that grew when Trump was elected and only accelerated after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away late last year.

When will reproductive rights be back in front of the Supreme Court?

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on November 18, 2015 in New York City.
Trump Launches Yet Another Doomed SCOTUS Bid To Throw Out Votes Prime Badge
This Week in Voting Rights: A weekly roundup of news on Americans' access to the ballot box.
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 22: From left, Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chris Coons, D-Del., Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., attend a news conference on the Senate steps of the Capitol with Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee after they boycotted the markup of Supreme Court justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, on Thursday, October 22, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
There’s A Better Option For Democrats Than Expanding The Supreme Court
The time for doing nothing is over. Democrats must either pack the Court themselves, or prevent Republicans from doing so down the road.
Where Things Stand: This Is Bigger Than Technicalities Prime Badge
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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh needed, among other things, a copy editor while writing his concurring opinion on the Supreme Court ruling this week on mail-in ballot deadline extensions in Wisconsin.

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Where Things Stand: All The Indication We Needed Prime Badge
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The news out of the Supreme Court and the Senate last night fans flames of uncertainty about what might happen if the outcome of the election is disputed in the days after November 3.

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President Donald Trump responds to cheering supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally at Orlando-Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Where Things Stand: Americans Are OK With SCOTUS, Despite What Pence Says Prime Badge
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CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2013/06/01: Supreme Court Building, eastern facade. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Vice President Mike Pence was speaking directly to the audience he knows best when he went after Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts yesterday.

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The Unlikely Winner In The SCOTUS Trump Tax Cases: Summer Zervos
The Zervos case could be important in an election year because it could shed light on Trump’s mistreatment and alleged sexual assault of women for female voters who make up a key voting bloc. 
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