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Sanctuary city moves could force issue closer to court dates

March 28, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The Justice Department’s announcement of funding sanctions against cities and counties that don’t honor some immigration enforcement policies is the latest step toward a seemingly inevitable legal showdown.

Full 4th Circuit Court may rule on immigration

March 27, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

A federal appeals court getting set to review a Maryland judge’s order against President Trump’s immigration restrictions is considering bypassing a three-judge panel and to hear the case before all 15 active judges. The process, rarely used in that court, could speed up the process considerably.

The next standoff in Congress: The Supreme Court filibuster

March 27, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

After a week of high drama in the House and Senate, lawmakers in Washington could enjoy a quieter period in Congress before another all-out fight in early April over Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

Podcast: The Gorsuch hearings and the future of the Constitution

March 24, 2017 By NCC Staff

Michael Ramsey from the University of San Diego School of Law and Eric Segall from the Georgia State University School of Law discuss the Neil Gorsuch nomination hearings.

Major test of war crimes courts reaches Justices

March 24, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Spelling out the grim details of years of extreme torture, a high-profile detainee at Guantanamo Bay is asking the Supreme Court to block his war crimes trial until he can contest its legality in a civilian court – a challenge based heavily on the impact on his physical and mental health of his treatment in custody.

Appeals court sets schedule on Trump immigration appeal

March 24, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The first federal appeals court’s review of President Trump’s revised order limiting immigration from six Mideast nations will go forward on an expedited schedule, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided Thursday.

Where does the Gorsuch nomination process go next?

March 24, 2017 By NCC Staff

After four days of hearings, the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch is set to move through the Senate in the next few weeks. There are two big questions that will be addressed in very short order.

When Presidents use executive privilege

March 24, 2017 By Chris Calabrese

One of the great constitutional myths is the principle of executive privilege. Though the term is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, every President has called upon it when necessary.

Trump team seeks speedy court review on immigration

March 23, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday afternoon to order a rapid review of the legality of the revised presidential order limiting immigration of people from six Mideast nations.

Gorsuch testimony concluding amid ironic Supreme Court decision

March 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the same day Neil Gorsuch started to end his Senate testimony, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that overruled a case based in part on a 2008 ruling made by Gorsuch.

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