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The Supreme Court has kept a relatively low profile this term, but The Economist argues the spring is likely about to get more controversial.

What’s next: The justices will be examining the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the relationship between church and state, and whether agencies like the EPA should be able to interpret ambiguous regulations.

The court could also tackle the recent ruling against the Affordable Care Act in Texas, President Trump’s rollback of DACA, and his ban on transgender soldiers serving in the military. (Though as Axios' Sam Baker has written, it's not a sure thing that the ACA ruling will reach the court.)

Other cases the court could take, per The Economist:

  • Religion: The justices could examine whether teachers can practice their religion at school functions and whether government grants can exclude places of worship.
  • LGBTQ: Possible cases include whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and on the basis of gender identity.
  • Death penalty: The court could take a capital punishment case with an inmate whose IQ is in the 70s.
  • Gerrymandering cases could emerge from North Carolina and Maryland.
  • Women’s rights: The court could examine whether salary history can justify paying women less than men for similar work.

Go deeper: John Roberts' quiet Supreme Court

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Updated 41 mins ago - World

Mexican President López Obrador tests positive for coronavirus

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a press conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday. Photo: Ismael Rosas/Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Sunday evening that he's tested positive for COVID-19.

Driving the news: López Obrador tweeted that he has mild symptoms and is receiving medical treatment. "As always, I am optimistic," he added. "We will all move forward."

57 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders at FOX News' studios in New York City in 2019. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she's running for governor of Arkansas.

The big picture: Sanders was touted as a contender after it was announced she was leaving the Trump administration in June 2019. Then-President Trump tweeted he hoped she would run for governor, adding "she would be fantastic." Sanders is "seen as leader in the polls" in the Republican state, notes the Washington Post's Josh Dawsey, who first reported the news.

Coronavirus has inflamed global inequality

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

History will likely remember the pandemic as the "first time since records began that inequality rose in virtually every country on earth at the same time." That's the verdict from Oxfam's inequality report covering the year 2020 — a terrible year that hit the poorest, hardest across the planet.

Why it matters: The world's poorest were already in a race against time, facing down an existential risk in the form of global climate change. The coronavirus pandemic could set global poverty reduction back as much as a full decade, according to the World Bank.