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The Atlanta roots of a North Carolina fight over gerrymandering

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U.S. Supreme Court cases don't just happen. Often, they must be cultivated. They must be nurtured like any other hothouse flower.
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Courts divided over high-stakes partisan gerrymandering cases

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The two recent, seemingly opposite rulings are certain to draw the U.S. Supreme Court's interest.
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Supreme Court to hear Texas case on racial gerrymandering

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The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear arguments on whether federal and state district maps discriminate against people of color, the third legal bout over gerrymandering picked up by the court this term. The justices opted to take up an appeal by Republican lawmakers in the state, who had sought to overturn two lower-court rulings that would've required them to redraw portions of Texas' maps in order to address alleged infractions of voting rights. The move will delay immediate action on redistricting in the state, a victory for GOP officials in Texas. The high court, in a split 5-4...
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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Yet Another Gerrymandering Case

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Yet Another Gerrymandering Case

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It is the latest voting rights dispute taken up by the justices.
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Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court rulings, when internet retailers don't have a physical presence in a state, they can't be forced to collect sales tax on sales into that state.
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U.S. top court to decide if online retailers must collect state sales tax

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to expand the ability of states to require online retailers to collect sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies.
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BREAKING: Supreme Court to hear challenge to Texas' racial gerrymander

BREAKING: Supreme Court to hear challenge to Texas' racial gerrymander

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The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear two cases, both titled Abbott v. Perez , which claim that Texas' congressional and state legislative districts were drawn to dilute Hispanic voters' influence. Both cases involve an unusual circumstance where a court-drawn map is being challenged as a racial gerrymander.
As ThinkProgress previously explained about the congressional gerrymandering case:
In 2011, Texas drew congressional districts that did not comply with its obligations under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which required new voting rules to be “precleared” with...
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Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

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The Supreme Court has agreed to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force people to pay more for some things...
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New Supreme Court case could straight up break the government's ability to regulate Wall Street

New Supreme Court case could straight up break the government's ability to regulate Wall Street

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The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission , a case that could potentially hobble many federal agencies' ability to enforce much of federal law.
The case involves both a very obscure constitutional provision and a fairly technical question about who within the government is authorized to take certain actions. Should the Court side against the SEC, much of the federal government could grind to a near halt.
The SEC is an independent agency charged with regulating many major investments and with enforcing federal securities laws. Some of...
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