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Amy Coney Barrett

  1. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Won’t Expand Right to Discriminate Against Same-Sex CouplesIt’s a setback for those hoping for an expanded zone of safety for religious-based objections to serving LGBTQ customers, but just for now.
  2. supreme court
    Supreme Court Keeps Its Powder Dry on Religious LibertyThe ruling in favor of a Catholic foster-care agency was a setback for LGBTQ equality, but conservative justices could have gone much further.
  3. u.s. supreme court
    Is Roe v. Wade Now Doomed?We’ve been here before, when the Supreme Court surprised everyone in 1992 by upholding the right to choose. But this new challenge doesn’t look good.
  4. guns
    Supreme Court Accepts Case That Could Overturn State Gun LawsA New York concealed-carry licensing regulation that requires demonstration of a distinctive need for self-defense outside the home could soon fall.
  5. supreme court
    Justice Barrett Gets Big Book Deal to Tell Readers What They Don’t Want to HearThe justice’s book will explain that personal feelings don’t matter to judges. Her assumed personal feelings on abortion are why she’s on the Court.
  6. abortion
    Can Biden and Democrats Protect Abortion Rights From Trump’s Judges?The worst was averted when Trump lost and Democrats won control of the Senate. But an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court could strike soon.
  7. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Drop-Kicks Texas Lawsuit to Overturn the Election for TrumpA legal effort to keep Trump in power attracted huge Republican support. But the president’s favorite justices wouldn’t even hear it.
  8. supreme court
    Roberts and Kavanaugh Signal They May Save ObamacareTwo members of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc indicate even if part of Obamacare is declared unconstitutional, the bulk of it will survive.
  9. vision 2020
    Trump’s Only Credible Legal Strategy Won’t Be EnoughIt’s possible the Supreme Court will accept Republican efforts to disallow late mail ballots in Pennsylvania. But there aren’t enough votes to matter.
  10. vision 2020
    Trump Scrambles for Legal Strategy to Stop DefeatA flurry of lawsuits from Team Trump may, at the very best, delay the inevitable.
  11. vision 2020
    What Donald Trump Wants the Supreme Court to Do to Help Him WinTrump may ask the Supreme Court’s conservative majority to kill ballots postmarked by Election Day but received later.
  12. supreme court
    Trump’s Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested ElectionGorsuch defends Republican state legislatures’ power over election disputes. Kavanaugh echoes Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots. Be very afraid.
  13. scotus
    Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in As Supreme Court JusticeA month after the apparent superspreader event at her nomination celebration, Barrett’s swearing-in locked in a 6-3 majority in the high court.
  14. politics
    Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Is Proof That Norms Are DeadEven if he loses next week, Trump got his third justice. The only question is: What are Democrats going to do about it if they gain power?
  15. vision 2020
    Supreme Court’s Vague Election Orders Are a 2020 Wild CardRepublicans want the Supreme Court to stop lower-court judges from liberalizing voting rules, and the Court’s conservative majority often complies.
  16. the law
    Burn It All DownA growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.
  17. amy coney barrett
    Judiciary Committee Democrats Won’t Show Up for Final Vote on BarrettAfter Dianne Feinstein’s lovefest with Graham last week, Dems feel the need to demonstrate their opposition more forcefully.
  18. supreme court
    The Supreme Court Is Waging War on Democracy — and Voters ApproveA 6-to-3 conservative court would work to entrench minority rule. Polls suggest it could have majority support while doing so.
  19. coronavirus stimulus
    Will McConnell Really Blow Up a Trump-Blessed Stimulus Deal?It’s unlikely that McConnell would defy Trump over something he really wanted, but time itself could prevent pre-election passage of a bill.
  20. vision 2020
    GOP Hopes That Amy Coney Barrett Would Fire Up the Base FizzledIt’s unclear that killing Garland’s confirmation or forcing Kavanaugh’s did electoral magic for the GOP. The non-fight over Barrett sure won’t.
  21. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Stops GOP Effort to Reject Tons of Ballots in PennsylvaniaThe 4-4 decision was a setback for Republicans, but it might have gone differently if Amy Coney Barrett were already confirmed.
  22. u.s. supreme court
    Senate’s Uselessness On Display As Judiciary Rubber-stamps Barrett ConfirmationThe body’s high regard for itself was never less earned than in this sham of a hearing.
  23. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett Says She Won’t Be a Trump ‘Pawn,’ But Does Nothing to Prove ItSupreme Court nominees usually give vague answers, but they don’t always have a president openly wishing they would rule in his favor.
  24. supreme court
    Republicans Oppose Court Packing (Except When They Support It)In Georgia and Arizona, conservatives have already done what they denounce Democrats for even contemplating.
  25. supreme court
    Why the Barrett Hearings Are Generating Less Outrage Than Kavanaugh’sUnlike Trump’s last Supreme Court pick, Barrett is not embroiled in scandal — but that’s not the only reason the temperature is lower this time.
  26. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett Is the Perfect Victim for the Christian RightRepublicans defend her by using the same “religious liberty” arguments that trample over the rights of women and minorities.
  27. politics
    Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearing: Day 2 HighlightsBarrett faces questioning from senators on day two of her confirmation hearings, which comes just 21 days before Election Day.
  28. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett’s Judicial Neutrality Is a Political FictionWhen Barrett says that she interprets “the laws as written,” she is really asserting that right-wing jurisprudence is objective truth.
  29. vision 2020
    Pence Won’t Own Up to His Anti-Abortion CrusadeIf we know nothing else about the vice-president, it’s that he is devoted to the most extreme position on abortion policy available.
  30. vision 2020
    Pence Failed at His One Debate Job: Shifting the Focus From COVID-19After the VP debate, the campaign still revolves around COVID-19 spreading through the White House and Trump’s terrible pandemic response.
  31. supreme court
    Once Again, Supreme Court Won’t Help Make It Easier to Vote During COVIDThe Court is putting an end to late preelection interventions by federal judges.
  32. politics
    Trump’s New Supreme Court Is Coming for the Next Dozen ElectionsDon’t worry so much about 2020 — the danger Amy Coney Barrett represents is to voting rights and more for the next generation.
  33. supreme court
    Could the White House COVID-19 Outbreak Screw Up Barrett’s Confirmation?That depends on how many Republicans can show up for key committee and floor votes.
  34. early and often
    Trump Infects AmericaWe do not yet know the extent of the outbreak in Washington — or the effect it will have on the country.
  35. presidential debates
    Trump Closes Debate by Threatening Election Night ChaosRather than forswearing an early victory claim, Trump said the Supreme Court should weigh in on his incoherent, fact-free attacks on voting by mail.
  36. vision 2020
    Trump Disrespects His Religious Followers, Former Aides SayConservative Evangelical leaders may cynically accept a transactional relationship with a heathenish president, but in the pews they still believe.
  37. supreme court
    Palin Threatens Challenge to Murkowski in Deeply Strange VideoIt’s unclear if Palin is at all serious or just bidding for attention again.
  38. supreme court
    Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court: UpdatesBarrett celebrated Justices Scalia and Ginsburg in her speech accepting the nomination, but made it clear she would follow Scalia’s example.
  39. the law
    Trump Didn’t Choose Barrett — She Was Chosen for HimTrump is only a vessel, an instrument through which conservative legal activists and a pliant Senate have made the judiciary a bit more Trumpian.
  40. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett Is Even More Extreme Than Antonin ScaliaEven if her confirmation is a done deal, Barrett’s record should be laid bare in the Senate hearings so Americans understand what’s at stake.
  41. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett and the Triumph of Phyllis SchlaflyConservatives have long understood the power of weaponizing womanhood.
  42. supreme court
    Are Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Views Fair Game for Tough Questions?Charismatic Catholicism may seem alien to many Americans. But Barrett’s critics really need to educate themselves before diving down rabbit holes.
  43. supreme court
    Dems Should Turn Barrett Hearings Into an Anti-GOP InfomercialThe party has no chance of blocking Trump’s nominee. But they do have an opportunity to spotlight the GOP’s unpopular judicial agenda.
  44. supreme court
    Senate Democrats Want Barrett to Step Aside If Supreme Court Gets Election CaseIt would make Bush v. Gore look like child’s play to rush through a Supreme Court nominee who then rules on Trump’s political fate.
  45. supreme court
    How a New Conservative Justice Could Affect the Supreme CourtA conservative Court would move to the right even more than arithmetic suggests on key issues like abortion as Roberts abandons his balancing role.
  46. supreme court
    Trump Adds Cotton, Cruz, and Hawley to His Supreme Court Prospect ListIf you think a Justice Kavanaugh is bad, consider Justice Cotton, Justice Cruz, or Justice Hawley.
  47. supreme court
    Trump Wants Another Supreme Court Nomination Fight Before NovemberTrump thinks a confirmation battle could excite his base, but it would work both ways, particularly among Democrats who remember Merrick Garland.
  48. clarence thomas
    Is Trump Trying to Ease Clarence Thomas Off the Supreme Court?A Thomas retirement this year would probably give conservatives an extended hold on the Supreme Court.
  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. 2018 midterms
    Here’s What Happens If Republicans Dump KavanaughIt’s unlikely, but if Trump pulls the plug on Kavanaugh he’ll have time to nominate someone else in time for confirmation later this year.
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