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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 Rules on Separation of Church and State; Ministerial Exemptions, Explained



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In the case of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru the Supreme Court expanded the definition of “Ministerial Exemptions” beyond exclusively ministers. It now encompasses anyone whose position can be described as ministerial by the religious institution as verified by the courts. Here’s exactly what’s happening.


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.


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.