Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision June 26 that President Trump has not exceeded his authority in banning travelers from certain countries in the name of national security. Lower courts had struck down each of three iterations of the president’s travel ban, the first of which was announced in January 2017 at the… Read more »

Supreme Court Punts on Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed electoral maps in Wisconsin and Maryland to remain in place for now, side-stepping the question of whether extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has never struck down a voting district as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander and such a ruling would likely change future political elections across the… Read more »

Supreme Court Decisions Looming in June

The Supreme Court is set to render some highly anticipated opinions as it approaches the end of the current term in June. The court is done with oral arguments but there are 39 cases argued since this term started in October that are still pending. Included among those cases are whether President Trump exceeded his… Read more »

Supreme Court Appears to Back Travel Ban

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court signaled this week during oral arguments that they are inclined to allow the third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban to stand. The Supreme Court has already allowed the current ban, issued last fall, to go into effect while agreeing to address the question of whether Trump exceeded… Read more »

Supreme Court Considers Limits on Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether a redistricting map in Maryland violates the Constitution. The case marks the second time this term that the high court has weighed the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering, where the party in power reconfigures voting districts to give itself an advantage in future elections. In October, the justices… Read more »