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Trump Administration back at Supreme Court in immigration fight

November 21, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration returned to the Supreme Court on Monday night in the latest round in the long-running court fight over barring the entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals from nations with Muslim population majorities.

On this day, the Senate denies a Nixon Supreme Court nominee

November 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

On November 21, 1969, a divided Senate refused to confirm Clement Haynsworth, President Richard Nixon’s first replacement for Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, with some Republicans opposing their own President's nominee.

The real story behind the presidential turkey pardon

November 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace between the fowl and the White House is a relatively thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests!

DACA dispute won’t go to Justices — yet

November 21, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration put off on Monday a move to draw the Supreme Court into the ongoing legal controversy over potential deportation of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant young people who have lived most of their lives in the U.S.

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