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  1. life after roe
    The Future of Abortions in AmericaAn access map.
  2. life after roe
    I, Too, Have a Human FormIn Justice Alito’s draft opinion, the pregnant body is erased.
  3. life after roe
    Abortion Funds Are a Lifeline. And a Target.The right’s attacks on grassroots groups have already begun.
  4. life after roe
    Does the Reasoning in Roe v. Wade Matter?Few valorize the opinion that provided a constitutional right to abortion. But its weakness may be beside the point.
  5. life after roe
    Can Republicans Stop Patients From Leaving the State for an Abortion?Some are willing to try.
  6. life after roe
    Leaked Draft Opinion Says Supreme Court Will Overturn Roe v. WadeThe draft majority opinion, if issued, would open the door to absolute abortion bans at any time and for any reason.
  7. the internet
    The Best Moments in Twitter HistoryWhat makes Twitter great? Chaos, madness, hilarity.
  8. politics
    Does the Supreme Court Deserve Ketanji Brown Jackson?The first Black female justice would lend the Court more credibility. That’s not necessarily a good thing.
  9. politics
    The Other FirstWhat it means to nominate a veteran public defender to the Supreme Court.
  10. me too
    What’s Actually in the Sexual Harassment Complaint Against John ComaroffThe accused allegedly did much more than compliment a grad student’s bike helmet.
  11. pandemic
    The Parent BoosterFrustrated by a lack of urgency and information, activist parents pushed the FDA on shots for the youngest kids.
  12. justice
    What Can Stephen Breyer’s Successor Accomplish?The Supreme Court’s liberals can try to forge a consensus, or use their perch to call out a conservative supermajority.
  13. supreme court
    Stephen Breyer Secures His LegacyThe liberal justice’s retirement ensures that Joe Biden will have a shot at nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
  14. covid-19
    Neil Gorsuch Wear a Mask ChallengeAs the Supreme Court tries to quell a COVID controversy, the conservative justice remains maskless.
  15. supreme court
    Neil Gorsuch Reportedly Refused John Roberts’s Request to Wear a MaskThe conservative justice’s obstinacy has forced Sonia Sotomayor to work remotely.
  16. politics
    The Supreme Court Goes Anti-VaxxThe High Court’s overreach is as absurd as it is brazen.
  17. good morning america
    Was The Morning Show’s Creator Wrong to Report an Allegation of Harassment?A former employee’s claim allegedly got kicked up to executives — possibly without her consent.
  18. the pandemic
    The Infuriating Wait for the Youngest-Kids VaccinePfizer’s shot for children under 5 was expected soon. What happened?
  19. roe v. wade
    Amy Coney Barrett’s Adoption Myths“What’s happening at the Supreme Court is that people are using us to further their own agenda. They’re co-opting our lives and our stories.”
  20. politics
    This Is How Roe EndsHope for a compromise that preserves abortion rights looks lost after conservative justices spoke about Mississippi’s 15-week ban.
  21. the law
    The End of the Viability LineIf the Supreme Court lets Mississippi ban abortion at 15 weeks, before fetal viability, much more than that will be lost.
  22. politics
    The Texas Abortion Ban Could Lose at the Supreme CourtJustices sound skeptical of the law, but the damage has already been done, and it could get worse.
  23. the law
    You Can Still Say ‘Woman.’ But You Shouldn’t Stop ThereWhat does trans-inclusive abortion advocacy look like?
  24. q&a
    How Do We Investigate Sexual Offenses Fairly?If you care about sexual violence, you have to care about due process, argues the lawyer and activist Alexandra Brodsky.
  25. on the market
    You Can Now Buy Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld’s “Dinner Party-Gate” HouseThe Yale Law professors’ five-bedroom, five-bath New Haven home is listed for $1,080,000.
  26. politics
    The Right-Wing Divisions Over Texas’s Abortion LawNot everyone who advocates for strict abortion laws is thrilled. But eventually, everyone in the movement might get what they want.
  27. the law
    What’s Next in the Legal Fight Against Texas’s Extreme Abortion BanA brazenly political court let Texas ban almost all abortions. Politics may be the only thing to stop it.
  28. politics
    The Supreme Court’s Stealth Attack on AbortionAt best, the justices feel no urgency to stop Texas from violating people’s dominion over their own bodies.
  29. covid-19
    I Drove 8 Hours to (Maybe) Get My Baby the COVID VaccineLast week, I got an offer to enroll my 14-month-old in a COVID-vaccine trial. My only worry was that I wouldn’t make the appointment in time.
  30. politics
    This Is How We Get Our First Woman GovernorCuomo’s singular gift to women may be his getting out of the way.
  31. power
    The Tiger Mom and the Hornet’s NestFor two decades, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld were Yale Law power brokers. A new generation wants to see them exiled.
  32. intelligencer chats
    The Radicalism of the Abortion Law the Supreme Court Took UpChief Justice Roberts is thought to favor an incremental-change model. This is far from that.
  33. covid-19
    Breast-Milk Scrambled Eggs Will Not Protect Your Baby From COVIDThese women were vaccinated and breastfeeding. So why did their babies get COVID?
  34. the office
    Remember the Office?A look back at 150 years of cubicles, corner offices, all-nighters, and the holiday party.
  35. the office
    What It Was Like to Work for Ruth Bader Ginsburg“We hired a college student to take care of the babies during the day. We had playpens and cribs and baby carriages.”
  36. intelligencer chats
    Biden’s Promising Opening Move in the Court WarsThe president’s list of judicial nominees shows that Democrats have learned some lessons from the GOP.
  37. the law
    The Smearing of Kristen ClarkeClarke could become the first Black woman to run the DOJ’s civil rights division. She’s in Fox News’s crosshairs.
  38. atlanta shootings
    Suspects Don’t Get to Decide If They Committed a Hate Crime“I know of no intersectional hate-crimes case,” says one expert. But that may be what we need.
  39. new york scenes
    The First 13 DaysRevisiting the early confusion of March 2020.
  40. coronavirus
    I Was a COVID-Vaccine-Site BouncerThe city tried to build a COVID volunteer corps. The system wasn’t prepared for the demand.
  41. intelligencer chats
    Will Stephen Breyer Take One for the Team?Liberals are (finally) focusing more attention on the courts — and putting pressure on a justice to retire while the retiring’s good.
  42. the law
    Reintroducing Sonia SotomayorThe once-maligned justice has taken up the mantle of RBG and Thurgood Marshall. But what can she accomplish on the most conservative court in decades?
  43. public policy
    Should You ‘Wait Your Turn’ for the COVID-19 Vaccine?Amid a disastrous vaccine rollout, is it wrong to take advantage of technicalities and glitches?
  44. the law
    What Will It Take to Get a Black Woman on the Supreme Court?The fate of Biden’s campaign promise lies with Georgia.
  45. media
    The Story Behind the Story of Martin Shkreli’s Romance With a ReporterWriter Stephanie Clifford on her blockbuster story “The Journalist and the Pharma Bro.”
  46. covid-19
    Should Pregnant People Take the Vaccine? FDA and CDC Say That’s Up to Them.Why there isn’t a definitive answer from the authorities.
  47. coronavirus
    Should Pregnant People Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?FDA guidance could be released as soon as today, affecting millions of Americans. First up: health-care workers.
  48. vision 2020
    We Can Tell a Better Story About Women’s VotesOn an Election Day with voting rights in peril, history can be our blueprint.
  49. legacy
    Honoring Her WishIn conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter, ACLU fellow Clara Spera.
  50. the law
    Burn It All DownA growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.
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