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Justice Department imposes quotas on immigration judges - The

Justice Department imposes quotas on immigration judges - The | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The Trump administration has introduced production quotas for immigration judges in an effort to reduce enormous court backlogs, raising concern among judges and attorneys that decisions may be unfairly rushed.
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How presidents compare on judicial diversity

How presidents compare on judicial diversity | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump lags behind Barack Obama in the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of the judges he has appointed to date.
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Sessions backed states’ rights as a senator. As Trump’s attorney general, it’s complicated. - The

Sessions backed states’ rights as a senator. As Trump’s attorney general, it’s complicated. - The | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
This week’s showdown in California marks the latest scuffle with cities and states whose policies he considers liberal, radical and illegal.
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Is the Supreme Court Taking Action on Guns By Not Acting? | The Report | US News

Is the Supreme Court Taking Action on Guns By Not Acting? | The Report | US News | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has been largely silent on gun issues. Some think that’s intentional.
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Justice Dept. to sue California over ‘sanctuary’ laws that aid those in U.S. illegally - The

Justice Dept. to sue California over ‘sanctuary’ laws that aid those in U.S. illegally - The | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The lawsuit dramatically escalates the Trump administration’s war on jurisdictions with policies friendly to undocumented immigrants.
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Attorneys general expand lawsuit against Trump, going after him as a private citizen

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Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million - The New York Times

Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million - The New York Times | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
And state lawmakers have dispensed with commas altogether in the relevant provision of the law.
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How juries are fooled by statistics

How juries are fooled by statistics | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics -- and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.
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North Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down GOP Attempt to Control Elections Board

North Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down GOP Attempt to Control Elections Board | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The ruling will allow Democrats to restore voting rights throughout the state.
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Supreme Court says North Carolina does not have to immediately redraw congressional maps that a lower court ruled unconstitutional

Supreme Court says North Carolina does not have to immediately redraw congressional maps that a lower court ruled unconstitutional | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The decision means that this year’s elections will likely be conducted under the 2016 boundaries, in which Republicans hold 10 out of 13 congressional seats.
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This Ohio Case Could Change Who Gets Purged From The Voter Rolls

This Ohio Case Could Change Who Gets Purged From The Voter Rolls | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether the state can use nonvoting as a trigger in removing people.
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North Carolina's Groundbreaking Ruling Against Partisan Gerrymanders

North Carolina's Groundbreaking Ruling Against Partisan Gerrymanders | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
Judges said redistricting designed to elect Republicans violated the Constitution, the first time a federal court has come to that conclusion.
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Federal judge says DACA can’t end while lawsuit is pending

Federal judge says DACA can’t end while lawsuit is pending | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
Court rules the government must keep protections in place for existing recipients while legal challenge proceeds.
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Stormy Daniels Case Should Be Resolved Privately, Trump’s Lawyers Say - The New York Times

Stormy Daniels Case Should Be Resolved Privately, Trump’s Lawyers Say - The New York Times | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
President Trump and a company affiliated with him are seeking to force the pornographic film star into arbitration, rather than a public legal process.
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What Is a Constitutional Crisis, Really?

What Is a Constitutional Crisis, Really? | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
As the Trump presidency approaches a troubling tipping point, it’s time to find the right term for what’s happening to democracy.
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Federal judicial picks have become more contentious. Trump’s are no exception.

Federal judicial picks have become more contentious. Trump’s are no exception. | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
Trump's federal judicial picks have faced a record amount of opposition, reflecting growing discord over presidential appointments to the judiciary.
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Sessions Targets California Immigrants Using a Ruling That Protected Them - The New York Times

Sessions Targets California Immigrants Using a Ruling That Protected Them - The New York Times | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The principle of federal supremacy over immigration established in a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Obama administration could help the Trump Justice Department advance a different goal.
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What Happens If The Election Was A Fraud? The Constitution Doesn’t Say.

What Happens If The Election Was A Fraud? The Constitution Doesn’t Say. | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
What would happen if it became clear that Trump or his advisers colluded with the Russians?
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Not So Fast on Deportations, Judges Tell Immigration Agency - The New York Times

Not So Fast on Deportations, Judges Tell Immigration Agency - The New York Times | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The federal courts have increasingly served as a roadblock for the Trump administration as it moves to expel noncitizens like the activist Ravi Ragbir.
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Justices Won’t Block Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Decision

Justices Won’t Block Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Decision | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court, which has been busy with federal cases claiming that voting districts were warped by politics, let stand one from a state court.
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Federal Appeals Judge: Don't End Nationwide Injunctions. (But Here's a Plan for Them.) | National Law Journal

Federal Appeals Judge: Don't End Nationwide Injunctions. (But Here's a Plan for Them.) | National Law Journal | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
Judge Gregg Costa of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said there would be little downside to require three-judge courts for cases seeking nationwide injunctions.
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The Ghost of Chae Chan Ping

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A Chinese-exclusion case from the 1880s set a precedent that haunts the legal fight over Trump’s travel ban.
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A DACA Question: Should Judges Use Local Cases to Halt National Orders?

A DACA Question: Should Judges Use Local Cases to Halt National Orders? | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
When a federal judge in California ordered a stop to a key plank of President Trump’s immigration agenda, he revived a debate over the impartiality of the judiciary.
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Feds say Healey can’t sue student loan servicer - The Boston Globe

Feds say Healey can’t sue student loan servicer - The Boston Globe | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts attorney general has accused the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency of unfair and deceptive practices.
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Purged for Not Voting

Purged for Not Voting | Law, Courts and Politics | Scoop.it
In a case with huge implications for the franchise, the Supreme Court will decide whether states can remove voters from the rolls after two years without casting a ballot.
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