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Justice Sonia Sotomayor accused her fellow judges of doing the government's bidding. In a fiery dissent, Sotomayor argued that the court has granted an extraordinary number of "emergency" requests from the Trump administration, undermining lower courts.

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  • The "shadow docket" is not much discussed but a disturbing pattern has emerged under the Trump administration. The government continually goes straight to the Supreme Court for emergency relief in an extraordinary number of cases. No other administration has done this and justice Sonia Sotomayor called

    The "shadow docket" is not much discussed but a disturbing pattern has emerged under the Trump administration. The government continually goes straight to the Supreme Court for emergency relief in an extraordinary number of cases. No other administration has done this and justice Sonia Sotomayor called out her colleagues for being its supreme enforcers in a damning dissent yesterday.