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Trump’s Errors Stymie Efforts to Use Supreme Court to Rally Conservatives

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Law’s Abortion Restrictions

The enormous stakes hinging on the U.S. Supreme Court's makeup have given Republican Donald Trump a powerful issue to rally conservatives to his side against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

But unforced errors have hindered Trump's effectiveness at exploiting what seems like a slam-dunk issue to consolidate the right, as Senate Republican leaders keep open Justice Antonin Scalia's seat for the next president to fill.