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The Supreme Court’s October 2020 Cases, Explained



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The Supreme Court is preparing to start their Fall of 2020 term. This is an analysis of the cases they are slated to what in October. It varies from a water dispute between Texas and New Mexico to Police excessive force lawsuits. Here is exactly what’s happening.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Supreme Court Trump Nominee Fight, Explained



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On Friday Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died from cancer. She had been a supreme court justice since Clinton appointed her to the position in 1993. Her death has triggered a sudden sprint for the Trump administration to appoint a replacement and rush senate approval. Here’s what’s happening.


The Supreme Court Releases Trump’s Tax Returns to Investigators



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The question before the Supreme Court was whether Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution prevent the President from being criminally investigated. It turns out that, according to the courts, the president needs to be treated like any other citizen in state courts. Because of this Trump’s tax returns will be turned over to New York state prosecutors. This is an analysis of the court’s ruling in the combined cases of Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Deutsche Bank.


The Supreme Court’s 2020 Electoral College Debate, Explained



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The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in a case to determine how independent state electors should be in choosing which candidates to vote for.  Three electors from Washington State broke a promise to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and instead vote for Colin Powell. They were punished for the violation with a $1,000 fine. Here are the legal arguments from both the electors and Washington State.

 


SCOTUS Decides: Can the President be Criminally Investigated?



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The question before the Supreme Court is whether Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution prevent the President from being criminally investigated. Here’s what the lawyers on both sides of this argument are saying.


SCOTUS Decides: Turning Over Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress?



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The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments tomorrow to decide whether President Donald Trump, Mazars, and Deutsche Bank have to turn over financial documents to congress. The question is, whether congressional subpoenas are being issued to research new legislation or to criminally investigate the president.


Is DACA Constitutional? The Supreme Court Hears Arguments on DACA’s Repeal



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The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. This case was about whether the government can cite DACA’s potential constitutional issues as the core and arguably only reason for getting rid of the program. Here’s what happened!

 


Can You Fire Someone For Being Transgender? The Supreme Court Weighs In



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The Supreme Court just heard the case of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This case will determine whether you can legally fire someone for being a transgender or not. It will also set the tone for future transgender rights cases. This episode goes over both sides arguments, and what will happen next.


Can You Fire Someone For Being Gay? The Supreme Court Weighs In



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The Supreme Court just heard two cases: Bostock v. Clayton County and Altitude Express v. Zarda. These two cases will determine whether you can legally fire someone for being a homosexual or not. This episode goes over both sides arguments, and what will happen next.


The Supreme Court Approves Trump’s Asylum Restrictions



The Supreme Court just gave their seal of approval to reversing an injunction that would block a new restrictive Trump asylum regulation. This means that anyone applying for asylum in the United States, who have passed through Mexico, will have to first apply for asylum in Mexico. Here’s what happened, and, more importantly, why it happened?