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Brett Kavanaugh

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. the law
    Burn It All DownA growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.”
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. the body politic
    Why Donald Trump — and Other Powerful Men — Love to Cast Themselves As VictimsWhat his “lynching” comment reveals.
  30. 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?
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. supreme court
    Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley Pushes Kavanaugh Impeachment ResolutionLeaders in the Democratic Party aren’t interested.
  36. 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.
  37. vision 2020
    This Is Why Presidential Candidates Should Think Before They TweetDemocratic candidates might have waited a few days before invoking impeachment based on a New York Times story.
  38. vision 2020
    Kavanaugh’s Impeachment May Have Just Become a 2020 IssueMultiple Democratic presidential candidates said Congress should hold Justice Kavanaugh accountable in response to new sexual misconduct allegations.
  39. brett kavanaugh
    NYT Makes Major Correction That Undermines Its Big Brett Kavanaugh StoryA woman who Kavanaugh reportedly sexually harassed at Yale does not remember the alleged incident.
  40. sexual assault
    What We Learned From the New Book on Brett Kavanaugh and His AccusersThe book from two New York Times reporters reveals a previously unknown allegation, and offers new details from Ramirez and Blasey Ford.
  41. power
    Kavanaugh Accused of Exposing Himself to a Second Yale ClassmateThe New York Times uncovered a previously unreported allegation against the Supreme Court justice.
  42. abortion
    Anti-Abortion Activists Object to State Bans — But Only on TacticsAnti-abortion leaders are discouraging extreme state abortion laws, preferring stealth until the time is ripe for a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade.
  43. 2020 senate elections
    Susan Collins’s Approval Rating Dives As Reelection Contest ApproachesThe senator is losing popularity and is lashed to a president who is even more unpopular than she is in Maine.
  44. supreme court
    Gorsuch Gives SCOTUS Liberals a Win in Two Criminal-Law CasesHis application of Scalia’s strict principles of statutory interpretation, and perhaps a libertarian streak, distinguish Gorsuch from Kavanaugh.
  45. church-state separation
    SCOTUS Splits on Church-State Separation in Peace Cross CaseWhile in the minority in the “Peace Cross” decision, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered an eloquent testimonial for the “wall of separation.”
  46. brett kavanaugh
    Democratic Leaders’ Reluctance to Wage Kavanaugh Fight Looks Even Worse TodayRyan Grim’s new book paints an unflattering portrait of Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein’s handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation fight.
  47. kavanaugh watch
    Is Justice Kavanaugh As Bad As Democrats Feared?Conservatives’ salvation? Cautious operator? Here’s what we’ve learned so far about the impact Kavanaugh will have on the law, and Americans’ lives.
  48. reproductive rights
    The Legal Fight Over Alabama’s Abortion Law BeginsOther, less drastic abortion laws are more likely to provide Supreme Court conservatives with the pretext to begin unraveling reproductive rights.
  49. scotus
    Gorsuch and Kavanaugh Aren’t the Georgetown Prep Twins After AllThe two Trump justices are showing some differences, with Gorsuch acting as the more rigidly conservative jurist. But over time they could converge.
  50. supreme court
    Supreme Court Telegraphs Approval for Adding Citizenship Question to CensusIf the decision goes the way it appears to be going, states with many immigrants will lose federal funds and all sorts of political clout.
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