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SCOTUS Opening Day: United States v. United States?

Aug. 16, 2017, 8:30 PM

When the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its 2017 term on Oct. 2, the federal government may face off against … itself.

That’s because the Trump administration changed its stance in a closely watched labor case after the justices had already agreed to hear the government’s appeal.

As a result, the National Labor Relations Board could find itself opposing the U.S. Solicitor General’s office during oral argument.

Such shifts aren’t unheard of following a change in presidential administration.

Though they have at times been controversial, the Trump administration might have dodged some of that controversy here by allowing the NLRB ...