For Cruz, Supreme Court Work at Heart of Campaign

In nearly every speech Ted Cruz delivers in his bid for an open U.S. Senate seat, the former Texas solicitor general repeatedly mentions the U.S. Supreme Court.

Whether he is recalling the time he argued that a state should not have to follow an order from an international body or the brief he wrote in defense of a Ten Commandments monument on public property, Cruz’s work before the nation’s highest court during five-plus years as Texas solicitor general has served as the cornerstone of a somewhat unorthodox campaign for Congress.

Cruz worked on so many high-profile cases because ...

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