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US Federal Courts

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

The Fifth Circuit just made it even more dangerous to be pregnant in a red state

The Supreme Court will hear its biggest abortion case since it overruled Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court seeks a middle path between following the law and blowing up the government

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

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