The court’s action carried outsize importance because of Pennsylvania’s pivotal role in the presidential election.
The Trump administration asked the court to intervene in both cases because lower courts have ruled against its policies.
A lower court blocked the plan, which would have the effect of shifting both political power and federal funds away from urban states with large immigrant populations.
Liberals were particularly irate at Feinstein’s praise of Republicans for their handling of Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings.
“We have the votes,” said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Judiciary Committee will vote next week and the full Senate days later, fulfilling President Trump’s demand for a fast-tracked process.
The Senate Judiciary Committee reconvenes Thursday to hear from supporters and opponents of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
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“The harms caused by rushing this year’s census count are irreparable,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in her dissent.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett repeatedly avoided weighing in on her personal views of landmark decisions while declining to say whether she would recuse herself from potential 2020 election decisions.
Without comment, justices let stand a lower-court ruling that said individual members did not have legal standing to bring the lawsuit.
The request to the justices is a follow-up to the decision that the president is not immune to investigation while in office.
Monday’s hearing previewed what is expected to be an acrimonious confirmation process.
Her “kind of radical” opinion that some felons have the right to guns had been called an “audition tape” for the high court.
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The three men said they spent years on the U.S. government’s “no-fly” list because they would not spy for the FBI.
The case was one of two related to November’s election pending before the high court.
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Davis, a former Kentucky county clerk, had argued her religious convictions prevented her from recognizing such unions.
In a statement to The Washington Post, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer demanded that all members of the Judiciary Committee be tested before participating in Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings.
Already swamped with emergency lawsuits over the voting process, the court also faces the prospect of having to decide November’s presidential election.