Interns will soon be sprinting down the steps of the Supreme Court to deliver printouts of rulings to TV anchors, something of an annual tradition at the highest court in the land. The justices heard their last arguments in April and will start issuing rulings next week in the most closely watched cases of the term, which ends in late June. The justices often save the biggest decisions for last — and this year is no exception. Since October, the court has grappled with several hot-button issues, including free speech and equality, partisan gerrymandering and the legality of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS paid Trump’s Scottish resort for VIP hotel stays: report Michael Avenatti tweets, then deletes, Fox News booker’s phone number Former Trump aide working with Russian company to lift US sanctions: report MORE’s controversial travel ban. Here’s a look at the top five cases to watch as the term comes to a close. Partisan gerrymandering The justices were asked this term to rule on whether Republican officials in Wisconsin unconstitutionally injected political bias into the redistricting process by drawing district lines to disadvantage Democrats. The case, Gill v. Whitford, was one of the first heard at the beginning of… Read full this story
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