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SUPREME COURT RULINGS THIS MORNING

Sorry, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortTop Mueller prosecutor Zainab Ahmad joins law firm Gibson Dunn Russian oligarch's story could spell trouble for Team Mueller Trump, Mueller, the issue of 'guilt' and a do-nothing Congress MORE:

Via NBC's Pete Williams, "the Supreme Court declined on Monday to change the longstanding rule that says putting someone on trial more than once for the same crime does not violate the Constitution's protection against double jeopardy -- a case that drew attention because of its possible implications for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort." https://nbcnews.to/2IlLaRI

The ruling: 7-2

The case started with a man in Alabama who argues he was charged with the same crime twice: "An Alabama man, Terance Gamble, [was] convicted of robbery in 2008 and pulled over seven years later for a traffic violation. When police found a handgun in his car, he was prosecuted under Alabama's law barring felons from possessing firearms. The local U.S. attorney then charged Gamble with violating a similar federal law. Because of the added federal conviction, his prison sentence was extended by nearly three years." 

Why this could implicate Paul Manafort: There has been talk of President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE pardoning his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. "A presidential pardon could free him from federal prison, but it would not protect him from being prosecuted on similar state charges, which were filed by New York. Overturning the rule allowing separate prosecutions for the same offenses would have worked in Manafort's favor." 

  

Virginia Democrats had a good morning:

Via The Hill's Jacqueline Thomsen, the Supreme Court sided with Virginia Democrats in a gerrymandering case. http://bit.ly/2ZrBaMA

What Virginia Democrats argued: Democrats claimed that Virginia districts were drawn in a way that diminished black voters' power across the state.

The ruling: "In the 5-4 ruling, the justices found that the Virginia House of Delegates didn't have the standing to appeal a lower court ruling that found that the new district maps must be used ahead of the 2020 election. Those new maps are already in use." 

Read the ruling: http://bit.ly/2Rh4MJC

  

Not it!:

The Supreme Court decided to send the case of a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple back down to a lower court. http://bit.ly/2FemSY4

The Supreme Court's order: "The justices, in an unsigned order, said that the Court of Appeals for Oregon should reconsider the case after the Supreme Court's narrow ruling last year in favor of a Colorado baker who similarly refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple." 

I.e.: The ruling means the judges can avoid having to rule on a case involving religious liberty vs. discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

 

It's Monday. I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of the morning and what's coming up. Send comments, story ideas and events for our radar to cmartel@thehill.com -- and follow along on Twitter @CateMartel and Facebook.

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IN THE WHITE HOUSE

And don't even think about sneezing:

During an interview with ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump takes gamble on North Korea 2020 Democratic candidates pan Trump's North Korea visit Ex-Bush CIA chief Hayden denounces Trump comments on Russian election interference MOREPresident Trump stopped mid-thought to ask his chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Acosta out as Trump Labor secretary Pelosi reportedly told Trump deputy: 'What was your name, dear?' MORE to leave the room because he coughed. http://bit.ly/2WN5dBJ

Trump after he heard the cough: "And let's do that over, he's coughing in the middle of my answer. I don't like that, you know, I don't like that." 

Stephanopoulos clarifies: "Your chief of staff." 

Trump to Mulvaney: "If you're going to cough, please leave the room. You just can't, you just can't cough. Boy oh boy." 

Watch -- it's so awkward: http://bit.ly/2WUkeSl

  

ALSO DURING THE INTERVIEW -- TRUMP TEASED A NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN:

During the interview, President Trump said he will be rolling out a new health care plan in the coming months. http://bit.ly/2WPzfVl

Transcript of the interview: https://abcn.ws/2KmfWfs

 

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

To quote the poetic Miley Cyrus

'There's always gonna be another mountain. I'm always gonna wanna make it move':

Via The Hill's Niall StanagePresident Trump is officially launching is reelection campaign tomorrow with a rally in Florida. http://bit.ly/31ER9Jh

Why Trump is in a tough spot: "His approval ratings remain historically mediocre. His standing in key states in the Rust Belt and Midwest is just as bad. And he is the most polarizing president of modern times, with those who loathe him seemingly in the plurality over those who love him. Early internal polling conducted by the Trump campaign shows the magnitude of the challenge the president faces." 

But Team Trump insists this is wrong: Trump is adamant that the public polls showing him trailing are not accurate. 

From a Republican strategist: "It's hard to take the polling seriously after 2016. Trump is branding each one of these Democratic candidates while they have their knives out for each other."

How this could play out: http://bit.ly/31ER9Jh

  

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS

Governments are better when they're funded: 

The House and Senate return tomorrow. Here's what's going on this week: http://bit.ly/2MSZbuK

Government funding bills: The House is working on two packages, known as "minibuses," that include nine of the 12 appropriations bills that need to be passed by Oct. 1. 

Defense spending: The Senate is working on a massive defense spending bill this week. "The bill, which passed the Armed Services Committee in late May, provides $750 billion in total spending, including a base budget of $642.5 billion for the Pentagon and $23.3 billion for the Department of Energy's national security programs." 

Reparations for slavery: "The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is slated to hold a hearing Wednesday 'to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice,' The Associated Press first reported." Who will appear as witnesses: Actor Danny Glover and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Nominations: The Senate will vote on Sean Cairncross for chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. The Senate will also vote on four judges: Matthew Kacsmaryk in Texas, Allen Winsor in Florida, and James Cain and Greg Guidry in Louisiana.

Context and details for each: http://bit.ly/2MSZbuK

  

OTHER NEWS THIS MORNING

Rest in peace, Gloria Vanderbilt:

"Gloria Vanderbilt, a woman famed from birth as the last of a Gilded Age clan of millionaires, as the subject of a toxic 1934 child custody trial, as an early inventor of designer jeans, and lately as the mother of CNN's Anderson Cooper, has died." http://bit.ly/2IluDNK

Vanderbilt's son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, delivered an on-air eulogy for his mother this morning. http://bit.ly/2KUINHq

From Anderson Cooper: "Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman who loved life and lived it on her own terms ... she was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife and friend. She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they'd tell you, she was the youngest person they knew, the coolest and most modern ...  What an extraordinary life. What an extraordinary mom. What an incredible woman." 

Watch Anderson Cooper's on-air eulogy: This is very well done. She had a fascinating life. http://bit.ly/2ILqkKG

  

Just released -- Taylor Swift released a pro-LGBT music video:

Singer Taylor Swift released a new song this morning, "You Need to Calm Down," with a music video featuring Ellen DeGeneres, RuPaul, Katy Perry, Billy Porter, Ryan Reynolds, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, LGBT activists and other celebrities. http://bit.ly/2XViUuO

Excerpts: "Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?" and "Sunshine on the street at the parade, but you would rather be in the dark age."

Keep in mind: GLAAD is an LGBT advocacy group. 

Watch the music video: http://bit.ly/2wVprtA

  

NOTABLE TWEETS

Oh man, this is funny

Watch: http://bit.ly/2RjBcDh

 

It was only a matter of time:

Photos from the press conference -- amazing: https://bbc.in/2WI6s00

 

Effortless is not an exaggeration:

Watch: http://bit.ly/2KmoKlB 

 

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ON TAP

The House and Senate are out until tomorrow.

President Trump and Vice President Pence are in Washington, D.C.

12:30 p.m. EDT: President Trump has lunch with Vice President Pence.

2:30 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence meets with the Italian deputy prime minister. 

Thursday: "The National Confectioners Association is giving out candy on Thursday morning at Capitol South, Union Station, Farragut North, and Metro Center!!" (Via The Hill's Alex Gangitanohttp://bit.ly/2IlDBdZ

June 25: The Hill is hosting an event at the Newseum to discuss "Cost, Quality and Care: The Medicare Equation." Featured speakers: Reps. Brett GuthrieSteven (Brett) Brett GuthrieOvernight Health Care — Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids — Poll finds Trump vulnerable on health care in battleground states | HHS must respond to petition on abortion referral ban by Thursday | Wyden presses health officials about CBD regulations Lawmakers map out path forward on Medicare Part D The Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations MORE (R-Ky.) and Doris MatsuiDoris Okada MatsuiOvernight Health Care — Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids — Poll finds Trump vulnerable on health care in battleground states | HHS must respond to petition on abortion referral ban by Thursday | Wyden presses health officials about CBD regulations Lawmakers map out path forward on Medicare Part D The Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations MORE (D-Calif.). Details and how to RSVP: http://bit.ly/2WJsnYC

Just announced -- June 26: The Hill is hosting, "The Future of Healthcare Summit" at Long View Gallery in Washington, D.C. Featured speakers: Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyLiberal think tank: GOP paid parental leave proposals are too narrow Senate GOP raises concerns about White House stopgap plan to avoid shutdown Laura Ingraham says her family won't wear Nike again after 'Betsy Ross flag' sneaker canceled MORE (R-La.), the Food and Drug Administration's Dr. Amy Abernethy, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and Nano Vision CEO Steve Papermaster. Details and how to RSVP: http://bit.ly/2Xc4Ksb

 

WHAT TO WATCH

1:30 p.m. EDT: State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus holds a press briefing. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2WPbs82

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Apple Strudel Day.

  

I dreamt about this once:

Krispy Kreme is opening a 24-hour location in New York City's Times Square, featuring stadium-style seats and a doughnut glaze waterfall. Details and photo: https://cnn.it/2FbHNe7

 

And to brighten your Monday morning, here's a monkey contemplating whether he should wake up: http://bit.ly/2Rm5Mfv