Headline RoundupJuly 3rd, 2022

How Did The Latest Supreme Court Term Place Limits on Federal Power?

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The most recent Supreme Court term ended with a number of significant decisions that placed limits on the federal government’s regulatory powers.

Some recent consequential decisions include giving states the power to pass laws that criminalize abortions, overturning New York’s concealed-carry law for handguns, and weakening the separation between church and state. Many analysts noted that the 6-3 conservative majority will look to overturn other precedents and diminish federal power when they return to the courtroom in October.

Outlets across the spectrum noted that the three Trump-appointed justices could "keep control of the court" for decades. Left-rated outlets were more likely to label some of the recent court rulings as "troubling" and criticized the justices for disturbing an "uneasy foundation" of public confidence by hastily shifting in one political direction. Some right-rated outlets criticized progressives for twisting the court's decisions into "harshly personal terms" as well as the "dysfunctional and corrupt" Republican Party for standing in the way of disciplined conservative policies.

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