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The 25th Amendment makes presidential disability a political question

May 23, 2017 By Jeffrey Rosen

In this excerpt from The Atlantic, Jeffrey Rosen explains how nothing in the 25th amendment stops the vice president, Cabinet, and Congress from determining the president is “unable" to hold office, as a political decision.

Court puts new limits on racial gerrymandering

May 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

State legislatures may not move more black voters into an election district to give them a majority if they already make alliances with white voters that allow them to get their preferred candidates elected, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday.

A Senate referee could hold the keys to health care changes

May 22, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Over the next few months, the Senate will debate its version of the Obamacare health care repeal passed by the House, and a little-known official could play an important role in what changes get included in the Senate’s version of the bill.

Trump lawyers miss key court deadline in immigration case

May 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Lawyers for the Trump Administration have missed a court-ordered deadline for turning over a document that gave President Trump a way to justify his immigration restrictions without aiming them specifically at Muslims.

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