Trump’s Speech this afternoon says the Administration would give up on efforts to add a citizenship question to the census is a victory for the rule of law.
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The Supreme Court is the highest court in the US and has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law. Also see our articles on Antonin Scalia and also on the Supreme Court case known as Citizens United.
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that federal courts have no constitutional role to play in preventing partisan gerrymandering.
Gerrymandering has been used for over two hundred years by political parties jockeying for power to meet ideological and political ends.
Chief Justice John Roberts has been winning praise for independence blocking Trump administration’s bid to rig census by adding a question on citizenship.
The Court’s rulings today upend our democratic principles by allowing party politics to determine the outcomes of our elections.
Today, the Supreme Court failed to set a reasonable standard to protect American democracy from extreme partisan gerrymandering.
The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a U.S. Supreme Court decision that restricts journalists’ access to government records.
In its June 25, 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, the Court struck down with a 5-4 majority a provision of the Voting Rights Act.
President Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to adding citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The Supreme Court has ruled against the Virginia House of Delegates in a racial gerrymandering case that represents a victory for Democrats in the state.