The Supreme Court's past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings.
A recent disruption of the balance of power between a chief executive and the Fourth Estate was the Trump administration’s revocation of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House “hard pass.” The action was met by unanimous opposition from the press.
Newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes part in the argument over death-penalty methods that may cause “gruesome and brutal pain.”
The Trump administration announced plans to end DACA last year, but court rulings have temporarily blocked the termination of the program.
The U.S. Supreme Court, no stranger to death penalty cases, is looking very narrowly at two aspects of capital punishment this term.