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The partisan gerrymander dispute goes on

June 18, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court, showing once again its reluctance to take a bold step to put some limits on the decades-long practice of “partisan gerrymandering,” voted on Monday to keep the courthouse doors open to challenging the practice and edged a bit closer to a definition of the constitutional harm it may cause.

Florida man gets second victory at the Supreme Court

June 18, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Fane Lozman, a Florida man at the center of a local political dispute, who had already won at the Court in a high-profile 2013 case.

Supreme Court’s mixed decision on the polling place clothing case

June 18, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

Last week, a divided Supreme Court said a Minnesota law barring political clothing within polling places is unconstitutional, but it left a door open that could result in specific apparel bans at the polls.

Looking at America’s forgotten War of 1812

June 18, 2018 By NCC Staff

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a resolution, approved in Congress, declaring war against Great Britain. Over the next two and half years, both sides engaged in bitter contests, and the war ended with much unchanged between the two countries.

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