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Brett Kavanaugh

  1. republicans
    Susan Collins Reminds Us She Is Hardly a ModerateBy hedging her bets on abortion and endorsing a return to power by Paul LePage, Collins makes it clear her independence goes only so far.
  2. eviction moratorium
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of New York’s Eviction MoratoriumBy refusing New York tenants a presumption of financial distress, the Court may be signaling its intentions for the national moratorium.
  3. eviction moratorium
    Conservatives Are Freaking Out About the Eviction MoratoriumOne National Review writer encouraged civil disobedience as a response to Biden’s move.
  4. eviction moratorium
    Cori Bush Protest Exposes White House Screwups on Eviction MoratoriumHer reasonable demands are the least the Biden administration can do.
  5. politics
    Congress Considers Emergency Eviction Moratorium As CDC Authority LapsesBiden dithered about his legal authority to keep evictions frozen, and now the deadline is here — though some states are acting on their own.
  6. politics
    This Is Your Father’s Supreme CourtOld-school justices advance the right’s agenda while discarding much of Trump’s.
  7. 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.
  8. games
    The NCAA Looks Like a Dead Organization WalkingJustice Brett Kavanaugh, of all people, has stuck a dagger into college sports’ unjust business model.
  9. 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.
  10. supreme court
    McConnell All But Admits He Would Never Confirm a Biden Supreme Court PickWith McConnell pledging obstruction, Democrats need to make the Supreme Court a major campaign issue for the midterms.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. politics
    Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?With a solidly conservative bloc on the bench, a decision on whether to hear a big case is all the more mysterious.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. supreme court
    How the Supreme Court Has Already Tinkered With the 2020 ElectionThe Court has deferred to state decisions about mail-ballot deadlines and other election issues, with some conservatives clearly wanting to intervene.
  21. supreme court
    Republicans Are Daring Democrats to Expand the Supreme CourtIn recent days, the GOP has done more to radicalize moderate Democrats on judicial issues than progressives ever could.
  22. 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.
  23. the law
    Burn It All DownA growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. the law
    Yale Law Professor Jed Rubenfeld Suspended for Sexual HarassmentThe university found he had harassed students over decades. Rubenfeld says, “I became a target of people making false allegations.”
  30. supreme court
    Trump’s Next Supreme Court List Could Be Really ExtremeConservatives are again feeling betrayed on abortion and LGBTQ rights. Trump needs to convince them his future picks would be infallibly reactionary.
  31. supreme court
    RBG Health Scare a Reminder of Republican Plans to Ram Through Nominee This YearFlipping a liberal Supreme Court seat could happen as late as a post-election lame-duck session of the Senate.
  32. 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.
  33. supreme court
    Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Abortion RestrictionsIn the end, Chief Justice Roberts couldn’t go along with a quick reversal of a recent precedent.
  34. supreme court
    Supreme Court Thwarts Trump’s Effort to Kill DACAThe Court rebuked Trump for the second time this week, blocking him from ending the program that protects Dreamers from deportation, for now.
  35. lgbtq rights
    Supreme Court: LGBTQ Workers Protected by Anti-Discrimination LawsThe 6-3 decision is a big win for equality, and a big loss for the Trump administration and the Christian right.
  36. federal judiciary
    Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace ThemOne way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
  37. the law
    Will Kavanaugh Give Trump the Power to Fire Anyone He Pleases?President Trump claims he has an “absolute right” to dismiss federal officials. An imminent Supreme Court ruling could make that true.
  38. supreme court
    Republicans Ready to Rock and Roll With a Preelection SCOTUS ConfirmationNeither charges of hypocrisy, nor peril to his own vulnerable senators, will keep McConnell from adding a conservative to SCOTUS. It’s the ball game.
  39. vision 2020
    Unlike Democrats, Republicans Have Politically Weaponized Judicial AppointmentsOf course Mitch McConnell reconvened the Senate in a pandemic to confirm child-judge Justin Walker. The judiciary is his and Trump’s top priority.
  40. vision 2020
    Why Kavanaugh Is the Focus of Republican Attacks on BidenThe GOP would prefer to compare Biden to Kavanaugh, a party-unifying figure, rather than Trump himself, accused of far more misconduct.
  41. abortion
    Kavanaugh Sends a Strong Signal on How He’ll Approach Abortion RightsIn a decision on an entirely different subject, Kavanaugh laid out a test for overturning Supreme Court precedents — like the right to an abortion.
  42. 2020 elections
    Collins Officially Running in 2020, in Race That Could Decide Senate ControlShe angered a lot of constituents with her pivotal support for Brett Kavanaugh, and will have a strong opponent.
  43. the body politic
    Why Donald Trump — and Other Powerful Men — Love to Cast Themselves As VictimsWhat his “lynching” comment reveals.
  44. the law
    At Supreme Court Hearing on Gay Rights, Liberals Take a Page From ScaliaSure, the relevant law was written in 1964 — but what do the words say?
  45. abortion
    Here We Go: Supreme Court Accepts First Big Post-Kavanaugh Abortion CaseThe Court could begin the long march back to a pre–Roe v. Wade era by validating laws designed to shut down abortion providers.
  46. brett kavanaugh
    What Brett Kavanaugh Means to ConservativesA new book about Kavanaugh illustrates the way the story has become a weapon with which to bludgeon the press.
  47. judiciary
    Should Democrats Plan on Packing the Courts in 2021?Certainly the threat of judicial reform should stay on the table so long as conservatives use judges to thwart democracy, as they did in FDR’s day.
  48. brett kavanaugh
    All the Unanswered Questions From Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation HearingsIn addition to the sexual misconduct claims, the confirmation process failed to fully resolve questions about Kavanaugh’s emails, debts, and finances.
  49. supreme court
    Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley Pushes Kavanaugh Impeachment ResolutionLeaders in the Democratic Party aren’t interested.
  50. green new deal
    Another Obstacle for Climate Action: A Conservative Supreme CourtA new study suggests SCOTUS could obstruct the Green New Deal just as it once obstructed the original New Deal.
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