Census Bureau Tries End-Around for Citizenship Data

Responding to reports that the U.S. Census Bureau is requesting drivers’ license records to verify whether those who take the survey in 2020 are citizens, experts say the predicted drop in participation from immigrants will be the same as if the Supreme Court had not barred the citizenship question in June.

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Death-Row Inmate Pushes High Court for Insanity Standard

As the Supreme Court opened its fall term Monday with a case about what it takes to plead insanity, Justice Stephen Breyer offered a hypothetical example of two criminals — one who believed a dog had told him to shoot another person, the other who shot another person because he believed that person was a dog.

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Georgetown Panel Assesses Upcoming Supreme Court Term

Gearing up for the long-awaited return of U.S. Supreme Court hearings, a panel at Georgetown Law highlighted two employment discrimination suits involving fired gay men as possible tough sells for Chief Justice John Roberts when the October term kicks off next month.

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