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News & analysis of decisions from America's lower courts.

Two right-wing judges seem to be trying to rig a US House race

A Supreme Court case about hotel websites could blow up much of US civil rights law

A new Supreme Court case could trigger a second Great Depression

The fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants is caught in an endless court fight

The lawsuits seeking to keep drag queens legal, explained

America’s Trumpiest court just put itself in charge of nuclear safety

The edgelord of the federal judiciary

Will anyone trust these hyper-politicized courts to try Donald Trump?

How strong are the newest criminal charges against Donald Trump?

A new Supreme Court case could allow criminals to get guns without background checks

One of America’s top abortion rights lawyers was just confirmed as a federal judge

Aileen Cannon, the Trump judge assigned to oversee his trial, explained

Two of January 6’s most famous faces are getting serious sentences

Trump’s worst judge will hear a $1.8 billion attack on Planned Parenthood

A new Senate bill would curb Trump’s worst judges

The most disingenuous argument in the case against abortion pills

How to understand competing medication abortion rulings

The Supreme Court will decide if a whole federal agency is unconstitutional

Texas asks a Trump judge to declare most of the federal government unconstitutional

A top Senate Democrat has an extraordinarily radical plan to deal with Trump’s worst judge

A new Supreme Court decision leaves a Trump judge in charge of the Mexican border

Republicans can choose the judge who hears their lawsuits. DOJ wants to stop that.

A federal judge mocks the Supreme Court on abortion

It’s now legal for domestic abusers to own a gun in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Trump’s worst judge is now a dangerous threat to press freedom

The Trumpiest court in America

America’s Trumpiest court doesn’t care if your right to a fair trial was violated

A notorious Trump judge just fired the first shot against birth control

A Trump judge seized control of ICE, and the Supreme Court will decide whether to stop him

America’s Trumpiest court just declared an entire federal agency unconstitutional

3 takeaways from that Trump judge’s latest order in the Mar-a-Lago case

DOJ warns judge that delaying the FBI’s Trump investigation is a national security risk

Obamacare is under attack by Republican judges again. Here’s what’s at stake.

How Republicans rigged Texas’s federal courts against Biden

A wild new court decision would blow up much of the government’s ability to operate

The Trump judge’s opinion striking down the airplane mask mandate is a legal disaster

Just how much is Trump’s judiciary sabotaging the Biden presidency?

What Trump has done to the courts, explained

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