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Supreme Court, religion and school choice

The playground at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri, was at the center of a Supreme Court ruling that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. (AP file photo)

Editor’s note: This article, distributed by The Associated Press, was originally published on The Conversation website. The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. The Supreme Court recently decided that Trinity Lutheran Church ...

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Trump begins shifting courts to the right

Neil Gorsuch recited the oath of office April 10 to become an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump, shown in the background, has a big opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary. (Bloomberg News photo)

Although he’s been thwarted so far on his legislative agenda before Congress, most notably on health care, President Donald Trump has a big opportunity to reshape another branch of government outside his control: the federal judiciary. He has already moved swiftly to ...

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