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Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s Hands
There are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing Backlash
Abortion hard-liners and Bush haters are prominent in attacks on Kavanaugh, but he’s no Harriet Miers, and remains the front-runner for Trump’s nod.
Are Democrats Crying Wolf on Threat to Abortion Rights?
The threat to abortion rights is very real, even if conservatives have grown adept at pretending otherwise.
Why Conservatives Care More About Keeping the Senate Than the House
The power to confirm federal judges is the GOP’s most valuable resource.
Clarence Thomas Angry That SCOTUS Doesn’t Love Guns
Thomas can’t seem to get three other conservative justices to get aggressive in defending gun rights. So he’s drawing attention to the problem.
Tide of Right-Wing Judges Could Recede Quickly If Democrats Take Back the Senate
The GOP’s Alabama fiasco and a 2018 wave election could bring back a Democratic Senate and ruin the right’s plan to control the judiciary.
Blue-Slip Tradition, Democrats’ Best Weapon Against Right-Wing Judges, in Peril
The century-long tradition of requiring approval of judicial nominees by home-state senators could soon be scrapped under pressure from conservatives.
Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Rope-a-Dope Act With Democratic Senators
The SCOTUS nominee avoids saying anything controversial, frustrating his opposition.