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Brett Kavanaugh

  1. supreme court
    Gorsuch Gives SCOTUS Liberals a Win in Two Criminal-Law CasesHis application of Scalia’s strict principles of statutory interpretation, and perhaps a libertarian streak, distinguish Gorsuch from Kavanaugh.
  2. church-state separation
    SCOTUS Splits on Church-State Separation in Peace Cross CaseWhile in the minority in the “Peace Cross” decision, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered an eloquent testimonial for the “wall of separation.”
  3. power
    The ‘Tiger Mom’ and the Lie of MeritocracyAmy Chua created a brand preaching the values of hard work, but her daughter’s success points to something else.
  4. brett kavanaugh
    Democratic Leaders’ Reluctance to Wage Kavanaugh Fight Looks Even Worse TodayRyan Grim’s new book paints an unflattering portrait of Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein’s handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation fight.
  5. kavanaugh watch
    Is Justice Kavanaugh As Bad As Democrats Feared?Conservatives’ salvation? Cautious operator? Here’s what we’ve learned so far about the impact Kavanaugh will have on the law, and Americans’ lives.
  6. reproductive rights
    The Legal Fight Over Alabama’s Abortion Law BeginsOther, less drastic abortion laws are more likely to provide Supreme Court conservatives with the pretext to begin unraveling reproductive rights.
  7. scotus
    Gorsuch and Kavanaugh Aren’t the Georgetown Prep Twins After AllThe two Trump justices are showing some differences, with Gorsuch acting as the more rigidly conservative jurist. But over time they could converge.
  8. supreme court
    Supreme Court Telegraphs Approval for Adding Citizenship Question to CensusIf the decision goes the way it appears to be going, states with many immigrants will lose federal funds and all sorts of political clout.
  9. lgbtq rights
    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Anti-Discrimination Laws Cover LGBTQ EmployeesSCOTUS will clarify whether federal laws offer broad protections to LGBTQ employees. Kavanaugh’s presence on the Court creates grounds for pessimism.
  10. mueller report
    Remembering the Starr Report As We Await the Mueller ReportIt’s unlikely Mueller’s report will have the seismic impact of the dirty book Ken Starr put together, which 20 million people read the first two days.
  11. politics
    Why Kavanaugh Replacement Neomi Rao Is So ControversialRao, who was confirmed to the nation’s second highest court, faced flak for her views on everything from date rape to deregulation to dwarf-tossing.
  12. supreme court
    Brett Kavanaugh Knows Exactly What He’s DoingUnpacking his duplicitous dissent in the Louisiana abortion ruling.
  13. supreme court
    Supreme Court Deals Blow to Anti-Abortion Movement, But It May Only Be TemporaryRoberts joined liberals in keeping a lower court from defying Supreme Court precedents. What that means for the future of Roe v. Wade is unclear.
  14. virginia
    Scandal Engulfs Virginia’s Top 3 State OfficeholdersThe governor and attorney general wore blackface. The lieutenant governor is facing sexual-assault allegations. The way forward is unclear.
  15. politics
    We’re About to Find Out What Our New Supreme Court Thinks of GerrymanderingSCOTUS’s view on partisan gerrymandering probably won’t be good news for democracy.
  16. senate judiciary committee
    Republicans Finally Appoint Two Women to the Senate Judiciary CommitteeJoni Ernst and Marsha Blackburn are trusted party loyalists and hard-core anti-abortion lawmakers who can provide cover for their party’s misogyny.
  17. power
    Everything Is Still Going Perfectly Fine for Brett KavanaughAll 83 ethics complaints against him have been dismissed now that he’s on the Supreme Court.
  18. supreme court
    What’s It Mean That Supreme Court—and Kavanaugh—Sided With Planned Parenthood?The new justice voted with liberals in declining to hear a case that could have cut off funding for the group.
  19. supreme court
    What’s It Mean That the Court, and Kavanaugh, Sided With Planned Parenthood?The new justice voted with liberals in declining to hear a case that could have cut off funding for the group.
  20. booker book review
    Anna Burns’s Booker Prize–Winning Milkman Offers Some Hope But No ChangeA surprise winner of the U.K. prize, Milkman is about Northern Ireland, #MeToo — and really any time or place — for better and worse.
  21. consequences?
    Brett Kavanaugh Is Already Back to Coaching Girls’ BasketballWeeks after he cried about Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations ruining his life, the Supreme Court Justice is back on the court.
  22. power
    Christine Blasey Ford Speaks Out About the Threats She’s Faced“Words are not adequate to thank all of you who supported me,” she writes in her latest update on GoFundMe.
  23. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: What Happens If Americans Stop Trusting the System?Our fractured politics — and growing distrust by many of key institutions — suggest a burgeoning national crisis of political legitimacy.
  24. #metoo
    The GOP Thinks #MeToo Is a Chance to Exploit the ‘Biased’ PressBut their attempts just show how much they get wrong about journalism.
  25. the kavanaugh hearings
    Christine Blasey Ford Is Still Being Put Through HellShe’s had to move four times and hasn’t been able to return to her job.
  26. the body politic
    The Ruling Minority Will Stop at Nothing to Stay in ControlWhich is why we need to pick ourselves up and keep fighting.
  27. allegations
    Michael Avenatti Under Suspicion for Claims Made Against Brett KavanaughAn NBC News report details discrepancies between statements Avenatti released from clients about Kavanaugh, and what those women told reporters.
  28. the law
    The Future of Transgender Rights Now Rests With Brett KavanaughIf the Trump administration redefines gender under Title IX, the issue will end up before the courts — and Kavanaugh will likely be the deciding vote.
  29. black conservatives
    Black Conservatives Could Attract Black Voters If They Treated Them Like AdultsA controversial radio ad in Arkansas showcases why Republicans fail to win black votes — even when they use black spokespersons.
  30. trump rallies
    Trump Said the Midterm Elections Are About KavanaughDuring a hard-to-follow and often bizarre campaign event in Montana, Trump outlined what he believes will define the midterm elections.
  31. victimhood
    Trump Fights for Victims, and the Only True Victim Is TrumpFrom the Central Park Five to Jamal Khashoggi, Trump’s concept of victimhood is dictated less by truth than the naked advancement of his own power.
  32. 2038
    What Will Happen to the Supreme Court in 20 Years?Legal reporter Dahlia Lithwick reveals her prediction for the future of the Supreme Court.
  33. suspicious package
    Suspicious Letter Sent to Senator Susan Collins’s Home in MaineLocal authorities and the FBI are investigating.
  34. just asking questions
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on the Kavanaugh Fallout and Her Plans for 2020“I feel like all energy is in the Democratic base. It’s a new base that is really just on fire. And I think the Republicans have shown their hand.”
  35. 2018 midterms
    Did Feinstein’s Performance During Kavanaugh Hearings Hurt Her Reelection?On the one hand, most Democrats defended her actions. On the other, Republicans may decide to vote for her progressive opponent.
  36. the national circus
    There’s a Silver Lining to Brett Kavanaugh Joining the Supreme CourtHe has been delegitimized in the eyes of many Americans. That will diminish the moral authority of his decisions.
  37. supreme court
    On the Morning Kavanaugh Took the Bench, One Moment Stood OutInside the Supreme Court, there were a lot of interesting, if subtle, dynamics at play as the new justice was seated.
  38. the kavanaugh hearings
    Fear of a 2020 Primary May Have Made Lindsey Graham Go Feral Over KavanaughPerhaps private sycophancy towards Trump wasn’t protecting Graham’s flanks back home, so he went with public rage towards Trump’s enemies.
  39. #believesurvivors
    Someone Bought BrettKavanaugh.com and Made It a Resource for SurvivorsAcross its home page, you’ll find “We Believe Survivors” in big text.
  40. brett kavanaugh
    After Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, the GOP Will Surely Pass Criminal-Justice ReformNow that the GOP has discovered the importance of “the presumption of innocence,” it will surely end cash bail, and crack down on police brutality.
  41. 2018 midterms
    Supreme Court Upholds N. Dakota Voter ID Law, Dealing Midterms Blow to DemocratsTens of thousands of low-income and Native American voters who might have voted for Heidi Heitkamp may no longer have the required ID to participate.
  42. conservatism
    Republicans: Protesters Are an Unruly Mob — Unless They Have Guns and Support UsThe GOP’s attacks on anti-Kavanaugh protesters are rooted in (authoritarian) principle: Only conservatives can legitimately exercise dissent.
  43. power
    Trump Let Kavanaugh Know You’re Sorry for All He’s Been Through“Donald Trump, you do not have authority to apologize to Kavanaugh on my behalf.”
  44. the national interest
    Trump Says Brett Kavanaugh Was ‘Proven Innocent.’ He Wasn’t.Indelible is the sound of laughter.
  45. the kavanaugh hearings
    Sen. Collins, Why Are Anti-Abortion Groups Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation?Susan Collins thinks Kavanaugh might wind up being pro-choice. The anti-abortion lobby begs to differ.
  46. brett kavanaugh
    Poll: Majority of Americans Say Kavanaugh Shouldn’t Be on the Supreme CourtAnd yet, Kavanaugh is still more popular than Donald Trump or the GOP agenda, and his confirmation might have helped Republicans politically.
  47. the kavanaugh confirmation
    New Poll Shows 51 Percent of People Oppose Kavanaugh’s ConfirmationThe CNN poll also shows that his popularity improved among the GOP.
  48. the kavanaugh hearings
    Alaska Republicans Mull ‘Reprimand’ for Murkowski Over Kavanaugh VoteHer vote against confirming Kavanaugh outrages many Republicans. But she’s defied her party and won before.
  49. 2018 midterms
    The North Dakota Senate Race Is Becoming a Referendum on #MeTooGOP candidate Kevin Cramer has suggested that attempted rape is no big deal, and Christine Blasey Ford isn’t “tough.” He will probably win.
  50. brett kavanaugh
    Kavanaugh’s First Vote Could Help Trump Rig the 2020 CensusThe White House is trying to escape court-ordered depositions about its handling of the Census. This week, Kavanaugh could stay those orders.
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