Controversy is roiling the highest ranks of the Republican Party over criticism of a federal judge by the party's presumptive White House nominee, Donald Trump. The judge in question, Gonzalo Curiel, is a drug-cartel busting former prosecutor first named to a state court by a Republican governor, then to the federal bench by President Obama.
The Supreme Court Monday punted on the constitutional merits of a religious freedom challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The court said it was feasible to satisfy religious groups and women seeking contraception and sent the case back to the lower courts.
The Supreme Court Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case about breathalyzers — the instrument police use as a rough gauge of drivers' blood alcohol levels. The usually staid justices took a lively interest in the issues raised.
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