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Supreme Court

  1. west virginia
    The West Virginia GOP Just Impeached the State’s Entire Supreme CourtMeanwhile, the party’s attempt to skew a Supreme Court election in North Carolina hit a snag.
  2. brett kavanaugh
    Kavanaugh Is Encountering Little Resistance on His Way to the Supreme CourtThe likely unwinnable battle to derail his nomination lacks the energy of last year’s health care fight.
  3. the supremes
    Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings to Begin September 4Senate Republicans are hoping to have him seated before the start of the court’s October term.
  4. Francis’s Anti–Death Penalty Statement Raises Questions for U.S. ConservativesThe Pontiff officially puts the church at odds with Donald Trump and his party, along with some traditionalist Catholics on the Supreme Court.
  5. Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Effort to Deny Grants to Sanctuary CitiesThe administration defended its proposed ban on grants to states and localities that don’t cooperate with ICE by arguing it was mere rhetoric.
  6. The GOP Is Setting Up a Narrow Window for the Kavanaugh ConfirmationChuck Grassley says he hopes to wrap it all up by the beginning of October, and his party had better hope he’s not off by much.
  7. Rand Paul Remains the GOP Rebel Who Rarely RebelsPaul quickly abandoned his concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, not with a bang but a whimper.
  8. Let’s Say Ruth Bader Ginsburg Retires in 2023. Then What?Even if Trump is reelected, his ability to reshape the Supreme Court depends on GOP control of the Senate, which looks iffy for 2020 and 2022.
  9. power
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Has at Least 5 More Years on the Supreme CourtEighty-five and going strong.
  10. Michigan Case Illustrates the Overlap Between Racial and Partisan GerrymanderingMichigan Republicans bragged about concentrating “Dem garbage” and minimizing impact of black voters. Is this too much or not enough for the courts?
  11. Rand Paul Is Pretending That He Might Not Vote for Brett KavanaughJudging by the senator’s past behavior, Mitch McConnell doesn’t have too much to worry about.
  12. Brett Kavanaugh Once Questioned Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling on WatergateWhen the president does it, pretty much anything goes.
  13. Red State Democrats Have No Good Reason to Vote for Brett KavanaughThere is little political or moral sense in making his confirmation easier for Republicans.
  14. McConnell to Dems: Delay Kavanaugh’s Confirmation at Your Own PerilMcConnell is prepared to push confirmation hearings into October — and thus, keep vulnerable red-state Democrats off the campaign trail.
  15. California Democrats Endorse de León Over FeinsteinFeinstein remains the favorite, but the party endorsement keeps de León alive, with the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings taking on a new dimension.
  16. A 2017 Kavanaugh Speech Will Provoke Controversy in His SCOTUS ConfirmationThe speech that helped elevate Kavanaugh to Trump’s SCOTUS list doesn’t prove prejudgment of a challenge to Roe v. Wade, but it raises big questions.
  17. Kavanaugh Ran Up Huge Credit-Card Debt From Baseball Tickets, White House SaysTrump’s Supreme Court pick loves baseball so much that he had credit card debt of $60,000 to $200,000. What could be more “all American”?
  18. Manchin, Donnelly Begin to Lay Groundwork for Voting to Confirm KavanaughDemocratic senators who don’t have healthy leads when the Kavanaugh vote comes up will probably hear “the people” call for his confirmation.
  19. SCOTUS Ruling Leads to Trump Taking Control of Hundreds of Federal Agency JudgesWith an assist from the Supreme Court, Trump now gets to appoint hundreds of judges who hear appeals of agency decisions.
  20. Amy Coney Barrett Looks Like a Future Trump SCOTUS PickBarrett made a strong impression on Donald Trump, who can just see her and her large family at a photo op announcing a future SCOTUS nomination.
  21. Brett Kavanaugh’s Qualifications Don’t MatterWhen Kavanaugh hands down opinions that limit voting rights and abortion access, ordinary Americans will not care how well written they are.
  22. the law
    In Kavanaugh, Trump Found Another Judge Who Will Kiss the RingHe proved it within minutes of being nominated.
  23. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
  24. How Picking Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court Could Benefit Trump PersonallyTrump happened to nominate the one judge on his list who’s argued we shouldn’t “burden” the president with civil suits or criminal investigations.
  25. scotus
    After Stealing SCOTUS Seat, GOP Blasts Dems for Partisan Opposition to KavanaughAs the battle over Trump’s Supreme Court pick officially began, Republicans painted the left’s fears about health care and abortion as hysterical.
  26. the national interest
    ‘Populist’ Trump Turns Up Nose at Public University GraduatesPresident somehow combines the worst aspects of anti-intellectualism and snobbish elitist credentialism.
  27. Supreme Court Countdown: Who’s Got the Inside Track?The president may genuinely still be undecided about who he’ll nominate.
  28. scotus
    Trump Wants Suspense Before Another Reality-Show Supreme Court RevealThe White House deployed some misdirection before the Gorsuch announcement, and that could happen again leading up to the big announcement.
  29. 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.
  30. Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing BacklashAbortion 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.
  31. scotus
    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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. A Look at Trump’s Shortlist for Replacing Anthony KennedyDon’t expect any surprises given Trump’s unusual self-discipline in keeping his judicial promises to conservatives.
  35. supreme court
    Senator Collins Says Pick of an Anti-Abortion Justice Would ‘Not Be Acceptable’The Republican senator from Maine doesn’t want to see a judge with an “activist agenda.”
  36. Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Voters Don’t Want Roe v. Wade OverturnedAs Republicans prepare to replace Kennedy with a more anti-abortion justice, a new poll shows overwhelming support for maintaining abortion rights.
  37. Trump’s Kennedy Strategy Was Calculated, With None of His Trademark ChaosThe push to convince Kennedy to retire, and nominate his replacement by mid-July, shows what Trump could accomplish if he were always this competent.
  38. The First Big SCOTUS Rumor Sends Senator Mike Lee to the BenchThis may be the first of many SCOTUS trial balloons for Trump. But it’s amusing to watch Lee try to walk back his earlier attacks on Roe v. Wade.
  39. Jeff Flake Flakes, Says He Won’t Block Trump’s Supreme Court PickThe Arizona senator had previously threatened to block Trump’s judicial nominees until the Senate held a vote on a bill rolling back his tariffs.
  40. Democrats Scolded for Misusing Mitch McConnell’s Made-up Supreme Court RuleComplaining about McConnell’s hypocrisy may be all Democrats can do right now, but it’s not fair to stretch the truth about his brazen scheme.
  41. The Fate of Abortion Rights in America May Now Lie With These SenatorsRed-state Democrats, pro-choice Republicans, and Jeff Flake’s hatred of tariffs will decide whether Trump puts another pro-life justice on the court.
  42. scotus
    This Is How Hostile Trump’s Potential SCOTUS Picks Are to Abortion, LGBTQ RightsOne called Roe v. Wade the “worst abomination in the history of constitutional law.”
  43. reproductive rights
    What Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Means for Abortion RightsRoe v. Wade is at risk.
  44. the law
    Justice Kennedy Surrendered to Donald TrumpHis sorry final act in the term that just ended — caving to the Court’s right wing on key decisions — will loom large in Kennedy’s legacy.
  45. the national interest
    The Republican Court and the Era of Minority RuleThe retirement of Anthony Kennedy is another way the party that has lost the vote is consolidating power anyway.
  46. goodbyes
    Anthony Kennedy Retires From Supreme CourtGet ready for the mother of all confirmation battles.
  47. Anthony Kennedy Retires From Supreme CourtGet ready for the mother of all confirmation battles.
  48. 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.
  49. In Hindsight, Democrats Really Mishandled That Merrick Garland ThingThe story of Obama’s last Supreme Court nominee is a parable on the perils of privileging norms and moderation over substance and base mobilization.
  50. the law
    It’s Donald Trump’s Supreme Court NowThe court’s decision upholding the president’s travel ban shows the that the conservative majority has no intention of standing up to him.
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