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Neil Gorsuch

  1. 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.
  2. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Why the Clock Is Ticking on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court NominationIf Brett Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed soon, Trump’s mission to reshape the Supreme Court could get dicier.
  3. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Trump Should Have Nominated a Woman to the Supreme CourtTrump’s famous vetting process did not protect him from a SCOTUS nominee who may join the president as a presumed sexual predator.
  4. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Kavanaugh’s Problem Isn’t What He Said in His Hearings. It’s Trump.The president’s unpopularity is rubbing off on his SCOTUS nominee.
  5. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Testimony Ends With No Bombshells, But a Lot of EvasionsThe nominee sometimes sounded like a criminal defendant taking the Fifth.
  6. feeling impeachy
    Trump Doesn’t Know How Congress Could Impeach Someone ‘Who Has Done a Great Job’He gives his performance in office so far an A+.
  7. In Kavanaugh, Trump Found Another Judge Who Will Kiss the RingHe proved it within minutes of being nominated.
  8. Kavanaugh: A Safe Supreme Court Pick Who Will Carry Out the GOP’s Extreme AgendaHe’s a careful jurist whose murky abortion stance will make it easier for pro-choice GOP senators to pretend that the future of Roe v. Wade is secure.
  9. Trump Wants Suspense Before Another Reality-Show SCOTUS RevealThe White House deployed some misdirection before the Gorsuch announcement, and that could happen again leading up to the big announcement.
  10. Trump’s Supreme Court Pageant Could Come Down to LooksSince others have ensured that all the candidates are sufficiently conservative, Trump is said to be weighing which finalists have the right image.
  11. How Will the SCOTUS Confirmation Fight Affect the Midterms?If the deal goes down on a Kennedy successor before the midterms, the elections may affect the Senate vote more than the vote affects the elections.
  12. The Near-Extinction of Pro-Choice Republicans in CongressThe one-third of Republicans who support abortion rights will soon have no representation in the House, and just two senators on their side.
  13. Supreme Court Topples Precedent to Hobble Public UnionsIn a major blow to labor, public-sector unions will have to represent nonmembers without compensation.
  14. Bracing for a Supreme Court Retirement BombshellAt the end of the term, the focus is on Kennedy, whose retirement could ignite the Senate races. But Thomas’s exit might spark a battle in the GOP.
  15. The Supreme Court Just Put a Ding in the Surveillance StateChief Justice Roberts broke from his fellow conservatives to make cell-phone location data less accessible to cops.
  16. How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in WashingtonSo much for the hope that he might be a mild-mannered, semi-moderate justice.
  17. Trump Is the Most Substantively Anti-Abortion President EverOther Republican presidents have talked a good game against abortion. But Trump has delivered.
  18. workers' rights
    How the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arbitration Hurts the #MeToo MovementIt just got a lot harder for women to act collectively to stop sexual harassment in the workplace.
  19. Why the Supreme Court Just Opened the Doors to Legal Sports Betting in AmericaIt has a lot to do with the Tenth Amendment.
  20. Why Conservatives Care More About Keeping the Senate Than the HouseThe power to confirm federal judges is the GOP’s most valuable resource.
  21. That EPA Seal Scott Pruitt Hates? He Can Blame Neil Gorsuch’s Mother.When she ran the agency under Reagan, she went out of her way to save a dated logo from extinction.
  22. Denying Merrick Garland a Hearing Biggest Accomplishment of McConnell’s CareerMcConnell knows conservatives will forgive him — and Trump — almost anything in exchange for Supreme Court appointments.
  23. Clarence Thomas Angry That SCOTUS Doesn’t Love GunsThomas can’t seem to get three other conservative justices to get aggressive in defending gun rights. So he’s drawing attention to the problem.
  24. The Christian Right’s Willful Faith in TrumpA new book shows how Evangelical leaders are desperately trying to convince themselves that the president’s not just using them.
  25. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Plans to Go Anywhere Anytime SoonConservatives pining for a fifth SCOTUS vote to overturn Roe v. Wade may have to win the 2020 election to outlast Ginsburg.
  26. Trump Pulling Gorsuch Over ‘Disloyalty’ Would’ve Been Crazier Than Firing ComeyTrump reportedly reconsidered his Supreme Court nomination — one of his only major accomplishments — due to Gorsuch’s mild, strategic criticism.
  27. Tide of Right-Wing Judges Could Recede Quickly If Democrats Take Back the SenateThe 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.
  28. Trump Tax Bill Repeals Limits on Politicking From the PulpitIt would have no immediate impact, but repealing the Johnson Amendment redeems a major symbolic Trump promise to conservative Evangelicals.
  29. The GOP Donor Class Is a Pack of Ungrateful BratsThe GOP has sacrificed its own political interests — and the public’s most basic regulatory protections — to advance its donors’ radical agenda.
  30. Labor Movement’s Worst Nightmare Heads Back to the Supreme CourtPublic-sector unions dodged a bullet last year when SCOTUS deadlocked on suit denying them fees for collective bargaining. But the threat is back.
  31. Why Trump Supporters Might Not Care That He’s Not Getting Anything DoneIt’s widely assumed conservatives will punish the GOP in 2018 for a poor record in Congress. Don’t count on it.
  32. SCOTUS Rules Grandparents Exempt From Travel Ban, But Refugees Not So LuckyIn a case clarifying its earlier ruling that let the Trump travel ban partially take effect pending oral arguments, the Court splits the baby.
  33. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Did Not Retire TodayIt is hard to overestimate the impact of this much-rumored event, had it occurred.
  34. The More Trump Struggles, the More the Christian Right Loves HimEvangelicals have a transactional relationship with Trump, strengthened by a sense of shared victimization.
  35. Gorsuch’s Arrival at SCOTUS Lethal for Arkansas Death-Row InmatesThe new Justice was the deciding vote that allowed Arkansas’s breakneck schedule of lethal injections to proceed.
  36. Get Used to Justice Gorsuch — He Might Still Be on the Supreme Court in 2050Officially sworn in today at age 49, he is young enough to threaten the record for longest SCOTUS tenure.
  37. Senate Confirms GorsuchBig questions now include Gorsuch’s impact on the Court, the fight’s impact on the Senate, and the possibility Trump will get to fill another vacancy.
  38. Senate Goes Nuclear, Eliminates Filibuster for Supreme Court ConfirmationsThe long-awaited GOP move to force confirmation of Neil Gorsuch and future nominees by a simple majority has finally happened.
  39. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley Spoke for 15-Plus Hours to Protest Gorsuch“Change the nominee. Protect the integrity of the court.”
  40. Neil Gorsuch Accused of Plagiarizing Parts of His Book and an Academic ArticleThe White House called it a “last-second smear,” but some experts said that at the very least, his book contains sloppy attributions.
  41. The Most Ridiculous Questions From Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearings▶️ “That’s the easiest question of the day. Thank you.”
  42. Democrats Have the Votes for a Filibuster of GorsuchIn response, the GOP seems ready to go nuclear.
  43. McConnell Admits the ‘Rule’ That Blocked Merrick Garland Is Not Actually a Rule“No Supreme Court Justice in a president’s last year” turns out to really mean “No Supreme Court Justice in Obama’s last year.”
  44. Gorsuch Filibuster Gains One Democratic Vote, Loses AnotherNow it’s up to eight undecided Democrats to determine whether McConnell is forced to go “nuclear.”
  45. Red-State Democratic Senators Don’t Seem Scared to Act Like DemocratsA potential Gorsuch filibuster will be a key test. But early indications are that few are breaking party ranks.
  46. If Gorsuch Isn’t Filibustered, the Next Democratic Nominee Will BeIt is time for, yes, a little game theory.
  47. Possible Deal Would Give Gorsuch Easy Confirmation and Democrats Future LeverageAn obstruction-free vote this time in exchange for a guarantee the filibuster will remain in effect if Trump gets another SCOTUS pick.
  48. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Updates You on the Party of Lincoln, Who Was a RepublicanLet’s get the word out about Abraham Lincoln, great president. Whatta guy.
  49. GOP Prepares to Go Nuclear Over GorsuchRepublicans are taking umbrage at Democrats’ questioning of Gorsuch so that they can justify killing a filibuster against him.
  50. SCOTUS Just Gutted a Gorsuch Opinion — and Made Him Look ExtremeIn the midst of the nominee’s confirmation hearing, SCOTUS makes him look more conservative than Clarence Thomas on education rights.
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