Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

2019's Supreme Court cases to watch

Gerrymandering activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gerrymandering activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court. Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Supreme Court, now with a solid conservative majority after last year's appointment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, has several cases on its docket this term that could have significant ramifications on American politics and social issues for generations to come.

The big picture: The high court — with 5 conservatives and 4 liberals — has largely kept a relatively low profile so far this term, which ends in June. But it could ultimately hand major wins to Republicans, who are emboldened by Kavanaugh's appointment and sharpening their focus while a slew of hot-button disputes work their way up from lower courts.

Inside Kushner’s immigration plans

Jared Kushner, Kirstjen Nielsen, Mike Pence, and Stephen Miller exit the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Vice President Mike Pence and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller exit the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Jared Kushner ran a white board planning session last week at the White House with the Koch network and other people who worked with him on criminal justice reform. The purpose: to see if the administration can replicate the approach they took to pass criminal justice reform to overhaul America’s immigration system.

“They would like to try and replicate at some level a bipartisan coalition on immigration issues, something paired with border security as well,” said Koch Industries senior vice president Mark Holden, who attended the meeting.