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David G. Savage

David G. Savage has covered the Supreme Court and legal issues for the Los Angeles Times in the Washington bureau since 1986. He has covered the Senate confirmation hearings for all of the current justices. In addition to writing about the court’s work, he has written on the legal battles that have raged in Washington. He joined The Times in 1981 and was an education writer on the Metro staff for five years. He has degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Northwestern University.
Supreme Court will weigh Trump’s plan to add citizenship question to 2020 census

Justices granted an unusual appeal from Trump administration lawyers to intervene over lower courts and weigh the politically charged question. The administration previously asked the court to shield Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from answering questions under oath about his census decision.

Trump’s appointment of acting attorney general may be unconstitutional, legal experts say

Legal experts on the left and right say the principal "officers" of the United States, like the attorney general, must be confirmed by the Senate.

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