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Supreme Court Prepares for Right Turn

As the White House and Congress descend deeper into turmoil, the U.S. Supreme Court is showing signs of becoming as politically fractured as the rest of Washington, with a shift to the right a real possibility, reports CNN.

CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic explains: “Indications from the few decisions issued so far and from oral arguments in yet-to-be decided cases suggest the five conservatives on the nine-member bench may be ready to wield their majority power. Led by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by President Donald Trump appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch, the five have already prevailed in recent ideologically charged cases regarding prisoners’ civil rights and immigrants in custody.”

Biskupic writes that a looming question since Trump took office has been whether the justices would become a check on Trump, who has flouted legal norms, criticized federal judges, and revealed disdain for the rule of law.

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