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OPINION ANALYSIS

Court sides with Ted Cruz and strikes down campaign-finance restriction

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In a 6-3 decision along ideological lines, the court ruled that a federal limit on how and when candidates can recoup loans that they make to their own campaigns unconstitutionally burdens political speech.

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A new security fence flanks the Supreme Court this month. (Phil Pasquini via Shutterstock)

 

EMERGENCY DOCKET

Tech industry asks court to block Texas law that targets social media companies

 at 8:34 p.m.

Two technology trade groups want the justices to stop Texas from implementing a controversial law that would curtail the ability of tech companies to control what is said on their platforms.

SCOTUS NEWS

Divided court curtails judicial review of factual questions in immigration proceedings

 at 12:46 p.m.

Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the three liberal justices in dissenting from the court’s decision in a case involving deportation of noncitizens.

SCOTUS NEWS

Justices grant review in two cases that test jurisdiction of district courts

 at 1:59 p.m.

In addition to taking up a pair of new cases, the court also called for the views of the federal government in two others.

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK

Three American Samoans answer Gorsuch’s call for a chance to overturn Insular Cases

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A weekly look at new and notable petitions seeking Supreme Court review. This week: birthright citizenship for American Samoa.