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Immigrant representation still up in the air

Supreme Court | The Supreme Court says it’s not ready to answer a census tabulation question
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/18/20, 05:15 pm

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Friday chose not to rule on whether the White House can omit illegal immigrants from the final census data used to allot seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Supreme Court weighs future of Obamacare

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/10/20, 04:12 pm

Nearly three years ago, President Donald Trump signed a law removing the Affordable Care Act’s penalty for individuals who did not have health insurance. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the rest of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law can stand without its centerpiece provision. Republican attorneys general from 18 states want the nation’s highest court to overturn the rest of the healthcare law, including its requirement that insurance companies cover preexisting health conditions.

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett takes oath

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/26/20, 11:28 pm

WASHINGTON—The Senate on Monday approved the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court by a vote of 52-48, nearly along party lines. Only Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, switched sides to vote against President Donald Trump’s third high court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to Barrett at a special ceremony in the White House on Monday night. She became just the fifth female justice in the court’s history and, at 48 years old, the youngest since Thomas in 1991.

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