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Democrats push for ballooning Supreme Court

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/15/21, 04:13 pm

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., are helming efforts to up the number of high court justices from nine to 13. Lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced bills to expand the Supreme Court on Thursday.

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Biden considers changing Supreme Court

by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/09/21, 03:33 pm

Liberal and conservative scholars and members of previous administrations will take 180 days to study potential changes to the nation’s highest court, the White House announced on Friday. Two Obama administration veterans, former White House counsel Bob Bauer and Cristina Rodriguez, a former member of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, will co-chair the 36-member commission. It is not set to provide any recommendations.

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Supreme Court takes up Kentucky abortion law dispute

by Charissa Koh
Posted 3/29/21, 04:51 pm

In 2018, Kentucky’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a law protecting unborn babies from the dilation and evacuation procedure, or dismemberment abortion, commonly used during the second trimester. Abortion providers sued, and a trial court and an appellate court panel blocked the law. When Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration dropped the case, Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked to intervene and defend the law. The appeals court said no, but on Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Cameron’s appeal this fall.

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