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U.S. SUPREME COURT

โ€œIn conversations, letters and reports, the committee repeatedly framed its inquiry using the wrong standard,โ€ Wolf said. "If you address the wrong question, youโ€™re likely to get the wrong answer.โ€
Congress has the ability โ€” and responsibility โ€” to act as a check on the Supreme Court.
Court packing is being brought up now so that Democrats in Congress can possibly have their way on issues.
The death row inmate believes DNA testing could help exonerate him in the 1996 abduction, rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin said his panel "will act" based on the report, without specifying what steps it would take.
The U.S. Supreme Court's nine justices are hearing arguments in the Biden administration's appeal of the two lower court rulings today. The court is expected to rule on this case this Spring.
In similar cases over the past three years that the court has turned away, conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch have cast doubt on the 1977 ruling.
Biden's administration urged the Supreme Court to hear the case, faulting the appeals court for invalidating an "important tool for combating activities that exacerbate unlawful immigration."
The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognize a marriage if it was legal in the state in which it was performed, is meant to be a backstop if the Supreme Court acted against same-sex marriage. It would not bar states from blocking same-sex or interracial marriages if the Supreme Court allowed them to do so.
A New York Times report of a former anti-abortion leader's claim that he was told in advance about the outcome of a major 2014 U.S. Supreme Court case involving contraceptives.

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Allowing the lower court decision to stand would "undermine the separation of powers and render the office of the Presidency vulnerable to invasive information demands from political opponents in the legislative branch," Trump's lawyers wrote.
The high court's take on the case is "very hard to predict," said Harvard Law School professor Rebecca Tushnet, who wrote a brief supporting Warhol with other copyright scholars.
Abortion has not been outlawed. There will be plenty of blue states that will make it perfectly legal. Red states that prefer to protect unborn children will obviously make it illegal.

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