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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.

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