The Supreme Court has had nine justices for 151 years. Liberals see adding seats as one of their few options to counter a potential 6–3 conservative majority.
The justices have already ruled on emergency requests this year related to how states handle voting during the pandemic.
McConnell vowed to vote on Trump’s pick to replace Ginsburg, despite blocking a vote on Obama’s nominee before the 2016 election.
Trump Is Waging A Multistate, Multimillion-Dollar Legal Battle Against Mail-In Voting During The Pandemic
Trump's campaign is backing up his rhetoric against mail-in ballots with a deep-pocketed legal push to make it harder for people to vote remotely.
Texas allows all voters over age 65 to request mail-in ballots, but only lets voters under 65 do it if they have a disability or are in jail, or will be traveling on Election Day.
Judges Blocked The Trump Administration From Excluding Undocumented Immigrants From The Census Count
It was "not particularly close or complicated" that Trump violated federal law with his latest presidential order related to the census, a special three-judge panel found.
Trump’s New List Of Supreme Court Nominees Includes A Judge Who Served In His White House And Three Republican Senators
Trump is hoping to repeat his 2016 strategy of using the courts to motivate his base and win over skeptics. Democrats are still figuring out how to make courts a priority for liberal voters.
Fights over whether police should get immunity against lawsuits show what a rightward shift of the federal courts under Trump looks like in practice.
New FBI Documents Show What Witnesses In The Mueller Probe Told Federal Investigators About Trump And Russia
BuzzFeed News sued the Department of Justice to get copies of the witness interview summaries that Robert Mueller kept from public view. Today, we are publishing the 10th installment of what the FBI interview summaries contain.
Michael Flynn's Fate Is Unsettled Again After An Appeals Court Said It Wouldn't Force A Judge To Dismiss His Case
The case now goes back to a district judge to decide whether to approve the Justice Department's request to dismiss Flynn's criminal case.
Schools Cannot Discriminate Against Transgender Students When It Comes To Bathrooms, An Appeals Court Ruled
The decision from the 4th Circuit siding with transgender student Gavin Grimm puts the issue of transgender bathroom use back on track for a US Supreme Court fight.
A federal judge in New York rejected Trump's latest challenge to a grand jury subpoena after the US Supreme Court sent the case back to the lower court.
The Federal Officers Who Cleared Protesters From Lafayette Square Can Stay Anonymous For Now, A Judge Ruled
Black Lives Matter is suing administration officials and law enforcement officers for clearing an area in front of the White House so that President Trump could walk through for a photo op.
Sally Yates’ Appearance At The Democratic National Convention Brings Trump’s First Big Legal Fight Full Circle
“From the moment President Trump took office, he has used his position to benefit himself rather than our country," the former acting attorney general said.
The court ruling is one of the first to apply the US Supreme Court's expansion of employment protections for LGBTQ individuals to other areas.
A Federal Court Ruled House Democrats Can Sue The Trump Administration When Its Officials Defy Subpoenas
A majority of the DC Circuit rejected the Justice Department's argument that Congress could not take the president and the executive branch to court to enforce subpoenas.
"I Had Hit The Lottery”: Inmates Desperate To Get Out Of Prisons Hit Hard By The Coronavirus Are Racing To Court
With little legal precedent for a global pandemic, judges are deciding on a case-by-case basis how to weigh the risks of COVID-19 in prisons.
New Emails Detail The Behind-The-Scenes Drama After The Justice Department Recommended A Lesser Sentence For Roger Stone
“I am not approving of you withdrawing from this case right now,” a supervisor in the US attorney’s office in DC told prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky.
BuzzFeed News filed a public records lawsuit to get the documents Robert Mueller used to write his report. Today, we are publishing the ninth installment of what witnesses in the investigation told Mueller’s team.
The Trump Administration Won A Legal Fight To Slash Federal Payments To Hospitals During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The DC Circuit ruled the administration could cut a Medicare reimbursement rate by nearly 30% for hospitals that serve patients with low incomes.