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John Roberts put the country before politics

In the most important pre-election case this year, Chief Justice John Roberts once again appears to have decided that, for the Supreme Court, discretion is the better part of valor.

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Judge Barrett is a threat to families like mine

My son Rob is 23 years old. He follows politics, enjoys sips of whiskey, and loves baseball. He also has a rare form of dystonia, a feeding tube, and a tracheostomy, among other pre-existing medical conditions. He uses a speech-generating computerized device to communicate with us. If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were struck down by the Supreme Court after the addition of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a mother of a disabled child herself, Rob would be uninsurable, like so many of his disabled peers.

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Opinion: The scary part of the Supreme Court ruling on Pennsylvania's mail-in ballots

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected on a 4-4 vote a Republican ploy to have the Court intervene in a case from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court -- and therefore potentially every election law dispute in the country. But far from a major Democratic win, the decision could spell bad news for the future of voting rights protections. The implications of this decision, with Judge Amy Coney Barrett waiting in the wings to cast the tiebreaking vote in a similar case if -- as expected -- the Senate confirms her nomination to be a justice, are enormous.

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Decision on subpoena for Trump tax returns now in hands of Supreme Court

With just over two weeks until the presidential election, a decision on whether to further delay handing over President Donald Trump's financial records to New York prosecutors now rests with the Supreme Court after Trump's attorneys filed a reply brief Monday to argue for a stay of the "unprecedented" document request.

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Van Jones gave this Joe Biden answer a D-

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would not answer whether he supports expanding the number of Supreme Court justices, but said he would answer before election day.

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A modest proposal on SCOTUS (more 'West Wing' than 'House of Cards')

The Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett concluded Thursday. All indications are that President Donald Trump's nominee will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of conservative leaning justices to six -- an ironclad majority. However, that is not likely to be the end of the story.

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Trump's most influential legacy

Senate Republicans are moving rapidly to bring Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to a successful conclusion. During this week's Judiciary Committee hearings, Democrats provided little evidence that they would muster anything that would derail her confirmation.

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Barrett hearings shine a light on differences between two parties

No real news came out of the three days of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. As expected, Democrats focused on Obamacare and abortion, with a little bit on guns and voting rights. Also as expected, the nominee declined to discuss any pending or potential cases, or any legal issue on which she hadn't already opined in scholarly or judicial writings.

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