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February 11, 2020
 

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Supreme Court picks a top issue for Democratic primary voters (Washington Examiner) “Republican fervor over the Supreme Court is catching on with Democrats, at least in New Hampshire, ahead of next week's primary election.

On the campaign trail, the 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls have been repeatedly grilled on the country’s highest court as cases involving Obamacare, climate change, and abortion work their way through the clogs of the judicial system.

“Democrats have not done enough to get judges in, and the Republicans have been working really hard for years,” Joni Taub, 68, a Bedford art dealer, told the Washington Examiner at an event this week for Joe Biden's presidential bid.”

Democrats offer their vision for remaking the courts (E&E News) “Democratic presidential candidates this weekend offered ideas for how the left can secure a firmer grasp on the judicial branch — including remaking the Supreme Court.

Still, they face major stumbling blocks in reversing or neutralizing the effect of President Trump's 187 appointments to the federal courts.

The president's picks are having significant influence over the Supreme Court, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and other benches (E&E Daily, Dec. 12, 2019).

"It's the biggest area in which [Trump] has had success," said University of Richmond law professor Carl Tobias, who follows the nominations process closely.”
SUPREME COURT
HOW THE SUPREME COURT COULD GUT REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS WITHOUT RULING ON A SINGLE ABORTION RESTRICTION
The Intercept - February 10
FEDERAL COURTS
Federal district judge deals blow to Gov. Kemp on voter roll purge
WXIA-TV - February 10 

Judge rules officials can't use marriage interviews for immigration arrests
The Hill - February 10 
STATE COURTS

Delaware

Should Delaware be able to make courts politically balanced? US Supreme Court to hear case
The News Journal - February 10
 

Michigan

State Supreme Court Looking to Bridge "Civil Justice Gap"
WHTC - February 10 
 

New York

Manhattan lawmaker wants to ensure judicial diversity in NY state
New York Daily News - February 10
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