The Supreme Court has agreed to hear from a lawyer for the Democrat-led House when the justices take up a case later this month challenging the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
In a pair of cases that could prove to be the most consequential of the term, justices heard challenges to congressional maps drawn by North Carolina Republicans and Maryland Democrats to maximize their chances of winning.
The Supreme Court intervened on one Trump administration priority Tuesday but sidestepped another, allowing restrictions on military service by transgender individuals to be put in place while avoiding for now the White House’s bid to cancel protections for some young illegal immigrants.
Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh took part in his first oral argument session at the high court Tuesday, looking a bit skittish at the outset but soon wading into a lively discussion among the justices about how much force is needed to make a robbery violent under federal law.
After the high drama of his confirmation, Brett Kavanaugh joins a U.S. Supreme Court term that is off to one of its least momentous starts in well over a decade, giving him an opportunity to settle in as the newest justice.