Trump Is Remaking These Three Powerful Appeals Courts

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Judges of the 9th Circuit during oral argument in April 2010. (YouTube screenshot/U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit)

Check out these star-studded nominees

Amy Barrett Of 'DogmaGate' Confirmed After Ugly Fight Over Religious Tests

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Amy Coney Barrett speaks at Jacksonville University in 2016. (YouTube screenshot/Jacksonville University)

First in slew of confirmations expected this week

'Making A Murderer' Is So Intense The Full 7th Circuit Is Getting Together To Hash It Out

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Brendan Dassey is interrogated by police. (YouTube Screenshot/Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey cases)

Judges will consider constitutionality of Dassey confession

Nominee's Religious Faith Dominates Senate Judicial Confirmation Hearing

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Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett speaks at her confirmation hearing for the 7th Circuit in September 2017. (Screenshot/CSPAN)

‘Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?’

Trump Lands His Biggest Judicial Appointment Since Gorsuch

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Judge Richard Posner in January 2017. (YouTube screenshot/IllinoisChannelTV)

Judge Posner – legal giant – announces retirement

'Making A Murderer' Subject Freed By Appeals Court

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Brendan Dassey is interrogated by police. (YouTube Screenshot/Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey cases)

Court finds Dassey’s confession was coerced

Trans-Student Wins Landmark Ruling On Bathroom Access

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Transgender activists and supporters protest the Trump administration's decision to revoke Obama administration guidance that allowed transgender public school students to use the bathroom of their choice, near the White House in Washington, U.S. on February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Latest in string of victories for trans-students

Federal Judge's Cat Obsession Is Getting WAY Out Of Hand

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Judge Richard Posner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (YouTube screenshot/Big Think)

This is getting…weird

Leading Trump SCOTUS Contender Strikes Down Chicago Gun Laws

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Participants practice weapons handling. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

There’s no doubt about where she stands

Appeals Court Seems Ready To Issue Sweeping Anti-Discrimination Ruling

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Men kiss each other during a gay protest in front at Nossa Senhora da Paz church in the Ipamena neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 3, 2003. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos/File Photo

Decision could outlaw anti-gay workplace discrimination

Weekend Circuit: Online Drug Dealer Had A Better Week Than Mike Pence

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Things look better for the drug dealer

Weekend Circuit: Fight Against Syrian Refugees Falters

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Syrian refugees struggle to enter Macedonia through a narrow border crossing as Macedonian policemen try to shut a metal gate near to the Greek village of Idomeni December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

‘Why has Indiana limited its concern to Syrians?’

Judges Rip Indiana Lawyer Fighting To Keep Syrian Refugees Out Of State

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A group of Syrian refugees board a plane with Pope Francis at the airport of Mytilene, in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte/Pool

‘Are Syrians the only Muslims Indiana fears?’

Prosecutor Fights To Keep 'Making A Murderer' Convict In Jail

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Wisconsin AG still thinks Brendan Dassey is guilty

Weekend Circuit: Chevron, Amputees Roughed Up In Courts

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Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina, Ohio, October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

And Wisconsin wins voter ID battle

Weekend Circuit: IRS Bench Slapped Over Targeting Practices

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Director of Exempt Organizations for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Lois Lerner prepares to deliver an opening statement to a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on alleged targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status from by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 22, 2013. Lerner, the IRS official who this month revealed the tax agency's targeting of conservative groups asserted her constitutional right not to answer questions before a congressional committee on Wednesday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Calls IRS’s defense “puzzling”