Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

How the Supreme Court will upend 2020

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The Supreme Court is already poised to drop some big political bombshells right into the heat of the 2020 campaign. And there are even more waiting in the wings.

Why it matters: The court will likely hand down rulings on some of the most contentious issues in American politics just a few weeks before the Democratic convention. They'll be a reminder of just how often the justices effectively have the final say — and that 2020 is a race to pick the next justices.

Supreme Court will hear case on whether Trump can end DACA

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The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a set of lawsuits challenging President Trump's effort to end DACA, the Obama-era immigration program that shields roughly 700,000 children from deportation.

Why it matters: The move tees up a high-stakes, high-profile immigration ruling next year during the heat of the 2020 campaign.