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Depends What You Mean By “Shall”

It's immigration day.

Oral arguments on Biden’s immigration (in)action push the Supreme Court to decide on the meaning of “shall,” and to wrestle with the upshot of two government branches unwilling to do their jobs. David notices that Loudoun County is gaining national notoriety (again!). Plus: Can legal wins for religious freedom lead to a culture war cool down?

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Producer note: if you’re ready to get serious about your spicy takes

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David French is a columnist for the New York Times. He’s a former senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s the author most recently of Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.

Sarah Isgur is a senior editor at The Dispatch and is based in northern Virginia. Prior to joining the company in 2019, she had worked in every branch of the federal government and on three presidential campaigns. When Sarah is not hosting podcasts or writing newsletters, she’s probably sending uplifting stories about spiders to Jonah, who only pretends to love all animals.