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Biden administration asks Supreme Court not to hear challenge to all-male military draft

The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court not to take up a lawsuit that calls the all-male military draft unconstitutional. Because Congress is considering whether women should also be required to sign up, acting solicitor general Elizabeth B. Prelogar said in a brief to the court, “any reconsideration of the constitutionality of the male-only registration requirement . . . would be premature at this time.”
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School Integration Was Accelerated by This Supreme Court Ruling on Busing

In early 1971, as NAACP attorney Julius Chambers awaited the Supreme Court’s ruling in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, his office was bombed. This was not the first time that the iconic civil rights lawyer had faced violence for attempting to desegregate the North Carolina school district. Six years prior, in January of 1965, days after Chambers first filed the suit, his car was bombed; later that year, his house.
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Democrats roll out legislation to expand Supreme Court

Democrats rolled out new legislation to expand the Supreme Court Thursday in the midst of a partisan debate over the body. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (Mass.), House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) and Reps. Hank Johnson (Ga.) and Mondaire Jones (N.Y.) would enlarge the Supreme Court from nine seats to 13 seats, a move the lawmakers said would restore balance to a court that currently holds a 6-3 conservative majority.
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Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Is Designed to Fail

I can distill the Democrats’ decades-long failure to control the Supreme Court into a single concept: Republicans use the nation’s highest court to reward their hard-core voting base; Democrats use it to pacify their moderates. The staunch refusal of establishment Democrats to offer anything more than a token defense of their voters through the court is the reason Democrats are always fighting an asymmetrical war over the third branch of government—and always losing.
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The phony furor over expanding the Supreme Court

There is fury on the right over President Biden’s new commission to study reform of the federal judiciary, including expansion of the nine-member Supreme Court, a.k.a. “court-packing.”. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called it “a direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary and yet another sign of the Far...
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