Democratic Debate October 2015
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    Democratic rift on debates spills out into the open

    By Eugene Scott, CNN
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Tuesday that Debbie Wasserman Schultz's claim that Democratic National Committee officers were involved in the decision to limit the Democratic debates to six is false.

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The US Supreme Court is seen August 1, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court won't hear solitary confinement case

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
The Supreme Court declined to take up a case from a convicted murderer Tuesday who argues that Virginia's practice requiring solitary confinement for death row inmates violates his rights under the Constitution.

Lawsuit targets psychologists who designed CIA torture program

By Evan Perez and Wesley Bruer, CNN
Two psychologists who designed and helped oversee the CIA's harsh interrogation program are now facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of three former CIA prisoners who allegedly were tortured at "black site," or secret, prisons.
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The US Supreme Court is seen August 1, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Is the Supreme Court poised for a shift to the right?

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Judicial conservatives and some Republican presidential candidates feel abandoned by Chief Justice John Roberts for his vote -- once again -- in favor of the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that he dissented in other cases they care about concerning issues like gay marriage and housing discrimination.

The House conservatives who want to rule the world

By Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
Life for the next speaker won't be any easier.
The conservative lawmakers have the potential to make or break the candidacy of California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy or any other would-be speaker. And they know it.
Children hold banners and placards while listening to speakers at a rally outside the 9th Circuit federal court in Pasadena, California on July 16, 2015, where Immigrant rights organizations, labor, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from Arizona and Los Angeles gathered. After a multiple-year legal battle, the state of Arizona's embattled efforts to deny driver's licenses to immigrants who have been granted DACA under a federal program will face what could be yet another blow to Arizona when the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments this Thursday in a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups challenging the discriminatory policy. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal fight over Obama immigration's orders may outlast his presidency

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Mario Sidonio is an aspiring astrophysicist with big American dreams. But lately the 17-year-old has been waking up every day hoping a federal appeals court will come down with a ruling that could help his family secure a better future.