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Supreme Court

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Screams From Protesting Women Interrupted Kavanaugh’s VoteMike Pence called for order as women were carried out of the proceedings.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    Accused Sexual Assaulter Confirmed to Supreme CourtAs protests erupted outside the Senate, Brett Kavanaugh was officially confirmed on Saturday afternoon.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.”
  15. 2018 midterms
    Democratic House, Republican Senate Now the Likeliest Midterm ScenarioHere’s what a newly divided government would mean.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Will No Longer Teach at Harvard in the SpringThe dean of Harvard Law School announced that Kavanaugh will not be teaching a class on the Supreme Court in 2019.
  28. the national interest
    Texts May Contradict Kavanaugh Testimony About When He Heard Ramirez AllegationAnother Kavanaugh claim to the Senate appears to have been false.
  29. anthony kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy Is an Enemy of DemocracyThe former Supreme Court justice lamented the “decline of democracy” over the weekend. But he is directly responsible for such decline in the U.S.
  30. the national interest
    Brett Kavanaugh’s Lies Are Catching Up With HimThe Trump administration authorizes the FBI to interview anybody it wants in its Kavanaugh investigation. He’s in trouble.
  31. kavanaugh investigation
    College Friend Goes to FBI With Tales of Kavanaugh’s Violent Drunken Behavior“I believe those lies should have consequences.”
  32. kavanaugh investigation
    FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation May Be Designed to FailWe’re quickly finding out what happens when Kavanaugh’s friends and political allies control an investigation into his alleged sex crimes.
  33. the kavanaugh hearings
    How Will a One-Week Delay Affect the Supreme Court Confirmation Timeline?If it doesn’t change any votes, the delay for the FBI investigation may not matter that much to the GOP. But that could depend on election results.
  34. the kavanaugh hearings
    Lindsey Graham Goes Savagely Partisan in Defense of Phony BipartisanshipThe South Carolinian puts Washington on notice: when he chairs the Judiciary Committee next year, he’ll run it as an openly Republican operation.
  35. the kavanaugh hearings
    The Myth of the Perfect VictimDr. Christine Blasey Ford proves there’s no such thing.
  36. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh: Such a BrettThe hearing was a grotesque spectacle of prep-school swagger.
  37. the kavanaugh hearings
    Why Conservatives Will Regret Confirming Brett KavanaughJohn Roberts’s majority has issued many radical decisions without Democratic voters taking notice. With Kavanaugh on the bench, they will.
  38. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Everyone Lost at the Kavanaugh-Ford HearingsThe process was broken. Justice was ill served. And democracy is worse off for all of it.
  39. politics
    The Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Was Disturbing, Dramatic TVHow the Senate hearing about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual-assault allegations became a strange, exhausting TV show.
  40. the kavanaugh hearings
    Jeff Flake’s Cowardly Justification for Voting to Confirm KavanaughWhile he found Christine Blasey Ford’s heartbreaking testimony “compelling,” he says Kavanaugh’s was “persuasive.”
  41. the national interest
    Kavanaugh Would be the Trumpiest Supreme Court JusticeForget about calling balls and strikes. Kavanaugh appealed to raw partisan animus.
  42. the kavanaugh hearings
    George W. Bush Is Whipping Votes for Brett KavanaughThe former president is reaching out to Republican senators who would rather hear from him than Trump.
  43. the kavanaugh hearings
    Judiciary to Vote on Kavanaugh Friday, His Confirmation Still UncertainThe full Senate could vote as soon as early next week.
  44. the body politic
    What a Good BoyIn the end, Brett Kavanaugh proved that he’s exactly what Republicans want for the Supreme Court.
  45. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh’s Testimony Was a Master Class in White Male EntitlementHe painted himself as the everyman, brought up his female friends, and accused his enemies of conspiring to keep him from power.
  46. the kavanaugh hearings
    Christine Blasey Ford Is a Class TraitorThat’s why she scares Republicans.
  47. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Chuck Grassley’s Handling of the Ford Hearing Is an Ongoing DisasterIn the high drama of this moment, the 85-year-old farmer is overmatched.
  48. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Dems Deftly Highlighted GOP Insensitivity Toward Christine Blasey FordFeinstein set the hearing’s tone by noting the historic mishandling of sexual-assault claims, while GOP senators looked feckless and uncomfortable.
  49. the kavanaugh hearings
    This Is What Christine Blasey Ford Saw As She TestifiedTV cameras didn’t capture the full scope of what Ford faced as she answered questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  50. the kavanaugh hearings
    This Is What Christine Blasey Ford Saw As She TestifiedTV cameras didn’t capture the full scope of what Ford faced as she answered questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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