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Trump announces more possible Supreme Court nominees

September 10, 2020
Seung Min Kim, Ann Marimow | The Washington Post
President Trump on Wednesday rolled out another 20 names of people he said he would consider as potential Supreme Court justices, challenging Democratic nominee Joe Biden to release his own list of prospective nominees. The announcement, reprising a tactic Trump used in 2016 to reassure conservatives, was an attempt to reintroduce the politics of the Supreme Court into the campaign.
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Trump attorneys ask to toss out subpoena of tax preparer's documents

July 28, 2020
Pete Williams, Tom Winter | NBC News
Attorneys for President Donald Trump have again asked a judge to toss a grand jury subpoena issued against his tax preparer for financial documents, saying it is "overbroad" and was brought in bad faith, according to a filing in federal court in New York.
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Justice Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection

July 15, 2020
Paula Reid | CBS News
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital on Tuesday after experiencing fever and chills Monday night. Ginsburg's health has been under scrutiny recently, especially among liberals who are worried about her eventual retirement and what it would mean for the court.

The Supreme Court rules on President Trump’s tax returns

July 10, 2020
Few reporters know the Supreme Court like Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst and author of "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. Join her and Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour to learn more about the high court’s ruling on President Trump’s financial records.
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Supreme Court rules Trump will have to fight to keep secret his taxes, financial records

July 9, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave President Donald Trump a chance to beat back House Democrats' efforts to obtain his financial records but ruled he is not immune from the Manhattan district attorney's attempt to get his taxes.
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Supreme Court to decide if House gets Mueller grand jury material

July 2, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will decide whether House investigators can get access to grand jury material gathered by Robert Mueller's special counsel team. The court agreed to hear the case during its new term that begins in the fall.
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For more than three years, President Donald Trump instilled such fear in the Republican Party’s leaders that most kept criticism of his turbulent leadership or inconsistent politics to themselves. That’s beginning to change.

June 30, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 5-4 ruling, which further lowered the wall of separation between the church and the state and will likely affect laws or constitutional provisions in more than two-thirds of the nation that bar public funding for churches and religious schools
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Supreme Court, in 5-4 ruling, strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law

June 29, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The 5-4 decision, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the court's four more liberal justices, struck down a law passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2014 that required any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Its enforcement had been blocked by a protracted legal battle.
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Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA in big win for 'Dreamers'

June 18, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
Chief Justice John Roberts was the swing vote in the 5-4 decision, which deals a big legal defeat to President Donald Trump on the issue of immigration, a major focus of his domestic agenda.
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