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  1. supreme court
    Supreme Court Applies Ban on ‘Excessive Fines’ to States and LocalitiesThe unanimous decision could have a big impact on state and local government, sparking many lawsuits aimed at fines, fees, and asset seizures.
  2. first amendment
    Clarence Thomas Wants to Make It Easier to Sue for LibelIn an opinion that Trump will cheer, the eccentric conservative justice attacks a long-settled precedent on criticism of public figures.
  3. national emergency declaration
    Trump Counting on Supreme Court to Vindicate His Emergency DeclarationTrump did the legal case for his emergency declaration no good in his rambling press appearance announcing it.
  4. the top line
    Constitutional Concerns Are a Major Risk for a Federal Wealth TaxThere is a key implementation challenge for Elizabeth Warren’s plan to tax wealth: It would need to survive the courts.
  5. supreme court
    Brett Kavanaugh Knows Exactly What He’s DoingUnpacking his duplicitous dissent in the Louisiana abortion ruling.
  6. supreme court
    Muslim Man Executed After Supreme Court Denies Plea to Have Imam PresentOn Thursday, the Supreme Court denied Domineque Ray’s request to have an imam present during lethal injection. He was put to death shortly thereafter.
  7. 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.
  8. supreme court
    Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Workers in Trucking Arbitration DecisionSometimes legal “textualism” can produce progressive results.
  9. supreme court
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Cancer-FreeBut the justice is missing oral arguments to rest.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. supreme court
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital Following Lung Cancer SurgeryShe’s reportedly recovering at home.
  13. unions
    The Supreme Court Dealt a Blow to Unions, But It Wasn’t a KnockoutDespite the dire outlook after June’s Janus v. AFSCME decision, union membership isn’t dropping as expected.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. life after warming
    What If the Courts Could Save the Climate?Juliana v. United States is a long shot, but it may not be as far-fetched as it seems.
  17. 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.
  18. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Made Gains on Redistricting, But the Game’s Not Over YetDemocrats are in a better position than they were a decade ago, but what happens in the next two years will matter a great deal.
  19. 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.
  20. supreme court
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After FallThe 85-year-old broke three ribs, but is apparently “doing well.”
  21. 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.
  22. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Could Increase Their Senate Majority at MidtermsEven if there’s a Democratic “wave” sweeping the House, a favorable landscape could win Republicans Senate gains.
  23. the law
    How Will the Supreme Court Handle the Case of Kids Suing for Climate Action?“The right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free society,” wrote a federal judge.
  24. 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.
  25. the law
    Harvard Admissions Trial Won’t End Affirmative Action – But That’s the End GoalBy taking up the cause of a small group of Asian-Americans, conservatives hope to give the Supreme Court a chance to end a historic civil-rights tool.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. supreme court
    Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Shreds the Pretense of an Apolitical Supreme CourtThe brute ascension of Justice Kavanaugh throws a wrecking ball at any remaining illusion that the Court is the only nonpartisan branch of government.
  33. supreme court
    Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as 114th Supreme Court JusticeChief Justice John Roberts and former Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the oaths to Kavanaugh at a private ceremony on Saturday night.
  34. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Screams From Protesting Women Interrupted Kavanaugh’s VoteMike Pence called for order as women were carried out of the proceedings.
  35. the kavanaugh hearings
    Accused Sexual Assaulter Confirmed to Supreme CourtAs protests erupted outside the Senate, Brett Kavanaugh was officially confirmed on Saturday afternoon.
  36. the kavanaugh hearings
    Collins Falls in Line, Clinches Kavanaugh ConfirmationIn a speech that was both partisan and disingenuous, Susan Collins disappointed those who expected her to take a nonpartisan stand for women.
  37. the kavanaugh hearings
    In Op-ed, Kavanaugh Assures Skeptics That He Will Say Whatever They Want to HearThe Supreme Court nominee’s Wall Street Journal op-ed is not an expression of newfound contrition, but one of unwavering opportunism.
  38. the kavanaugh hearings
    All of Brett Kavanaugh’s Classmates Who Have Accused Him of Lying“When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive.”
  39. 2018 midterms
    Democratic House, Republican Senate Now the Likeliest Midterm ScenarioHere’s what a newly divided government would mean.
  40. the kavanaugh hearings
    Brett Kavanaugh Wants to Remind Us He’s an Emotional Dad and That Makes Him GoodHe wrote an op-ed about why he deserves to be on the Supreme Court.
  41. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavananugh: Maybe I Was ‘Too Emotional’ in Senate TestimonyThe Supreme Court nominee pushed back against claims that he lacks a judicial temperament in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
  42. 2018 midterms
    Will the Kavanaugh Fight Affect the Midterms?All the noise about Kavanaugh could encourage the older white voters who usually vote in midterms to show up, but Democratic enthusiasm remains high.
  43. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Approach Kavanaugh Victory As Collins and Flake Signal ApprovalIt seems a cursory look at allegations against Kavanaugh was enough for two crucial Republican senators.
  44. the national interest
    Republicans Have Decided to Ignore All of Brett Kavanaugh’s LiesLies about his drinking and treatment of girls does not make them suspect his other claims about drinking and treatment of girls.
  45. the kavanaugh hearings
    As FBI Wraps Up Investigation, Republicans Set Friday Vote on KavanaughMaybe it’s a bluff, but Republicans seem to think they can get him confirmed this weekend.
  46. the kavanaugh hearings
    More Than 650 Law Professors Sign Letter in Opposition to Kavanaugh’s NominationThe letter was sent to senators ahead of the vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
  47. fbi kavanaugh investigation
    FBI Is Interviewing People Who Attended the Same July 1982 Party as KavanaughMeanwhile, Dr. Blasey Ford’s lawyers say the FBI still hasn’t interviewed her.
  48. the kavanaugh hearings
    Ford’s Testimony Questioned After Ex Says She Helped a Friend Prep for PolygraphIf true, it would contradict her Senate testimony. But the letter from Christine Ford’s ex-boyfriend is disputed by the friend it alleges she helped.
  49. the kavanaugh hearings
    Lindsey Graham’s Wild Idea for Trump’s Response If the Senate Rejects KavanaughIf Brett Kavanaugh goes down, Graham thinks Trump should lift him back up and make the midterms all about this judge.
  50. the kavanaugh hearings
    Rachel Mitchell’s Kavanaugh Report Just Tells Republicans What They Want to HearThe report on her questioning of Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh reads like the work of a GOP operative, not a serious sex-crimes prosecutor.
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