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Justices cancel hearing on census and citizenship

January 18, 2019 By Lyle Denniston

In a brief order Friday afternoon, the Supreme Court canceled a hearing that had been set for February 19 on the controversy over asking every American about their citizenship during next year’s census.

The Supreme Court mulls historic church preservation case

January 18, 2019 By Scott Bomboy

When can public funds be used to preserve historic buildings, if the structures also happen to be churches? A case from New Jersey could settle an apparent split among different courts involving the First Amendment and grants related to houses of worship.

Final review of citizenship query shaping up

January 18, 2019 By Lyle Denniston

Lawyers on both sides of the constitutional controversy over asking everyone in America, during next year’s census, about their citizenship moved Thursday to set the stage for a final Supreme Court ruling before summer.

Daniel Webster’s unique Supreme Court legacy

January 18, 2019 By Scott Bomboy

Daniel Webster was one of the seminal figures of 19th century America as an orator and politician. Perhaps less known is Webster’s influence on the Supreme Court, and especially the Marshall Court.

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