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The power of the president’s pen

Politics | National emergency declaration renews executive overreach arguments
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/21/19, 06:33 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration has reignited a debate about presidential powers that is likely to go all the way up to the nation’s highest court.

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Supreme Court curbs seizure of criminals’ assets

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/21/19, 11:32 am

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the ban found in the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution on excessive fines applies to states as well as the federal government. The ruling has widespread implications for the practice of civil asset forfeiture, in which police sometimes seize thousands of dollars of property from criminal suspects.

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America is more pro-life than it realizes

Abortion | Surveys show that most U.S. adults support some protections for the unborn
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 2/18/19, 03:40 pm

Though many Americans have adopted pro-abortion views in the last decade, most of them still think the unborn should be protected in the late stages of pregnancy, recent polls show.

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