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  1. 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.
  2. vision 2020
    Why Did Trump’s Plan to Contest an Election Defeat Fail?For months, many feared that Trump was plotting to mount an election challenge. His efforts were either insufficiently serious or merely incompetent.
  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. 2020 elections
    The 2000 Election Never EndedTwenty years ago, two candidates fought an unimaginably close, bitterly disputed election. Only one of them played to win. Lessons from Bush v. Gore.
  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. the national interest
    Trump Tells the Supreme Court It’s on His Election TeamPresident says the Court has a stake in him winning. He’s right.
  7. 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.
  8. supreme court
    Want Nonpartisan Court Reform? Add 4 Liberal Justices.Manufacturing a liberal majority is likely a prerequisite for preventing the Roberts Court from striking down unprecedented nonpartisan reforms.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. legacy
    Honoring Her WishIn conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter, ACLU fellow Clara Spera.
  14. the national interest
    Biden’s Supreme Court Answer: Reform It, Don’t Pack ItA carefully worded reply that reveals a lot.
  15. the law
    Burn It All DownA growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.
  16. 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.
  17. vision 2020
    What Is Biden’s Actual Position on Court-Packing?Biden has been reluctant to say if he is considering expanding the Supreme Court, though he claimed he would provide an answer before the election.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. supreme court
    Amy Coney Barrett and the Triumph of Phyllis SchlaflyConservatives have long understood the power of weaponizing womanhood.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. vision 2020
    Democrats Are All But Resigned to the Supreme Court’s Hard-Right Turn“The ACA could be overturned by Trump’s Supreme Court the week after the election, in the middle of a pandemic. There’s no good answer.”
  38. 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.
  39. vision 2020
    How Biden Can Challenge Trump on Trying to Rig the ElectionBiden should try to split Trump from his enablers by disclaiming an attack on the legitimacy of the Electoral College if all votes are counted.
  40. vision 2020
    How Biden and Trump Pollsters See the Politics of the Supreme Court FightIn an ugly race, even a slight unifying effect for Trump’s base or a chance to portray a vulnerable senator as a Trump lackey can make a difference.
  41. intelligencer chats
    Would Court Packing Be Too Slippery a Slope?In the face of a 6-3 majority pushed through before the election, would Democrats favor an expanded Court? Filibuster reform? Guam statehood?
  42. after rbg
    American Women Need a Revolution. It Has to Be Bigger Than RBG.Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t the feminist hero I wanted her to be. If we’re to survive the coming battles, we must be honest about her legacy.
  43. supreme court
    Trump Says Supreme Court Needs 9 Justices for Potential Election DisputeMeanwhile, Republicans at the state and national level are reportedly gaming out ways to dispute the election.
  44. the national interest
    Senate Republicans Approve Trump Court Nominee Sight UnseenIt’s the world’s greatest deliberative body!
  45. supreme court
    Game Over: Romney Says He’s Fine With Supreme Court Vote This YearThe confirmation of President Trump’s pick appears to be a foregone conclusion.
  46. supreme court
    How the Timeline for Confirming Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Will Play OutIt’s now more a matter of when, not if, Trump and McConnell will fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
  47. supreme court
    If the McConnell Rule Is Dead, Court-Packing Is PermittedTrump has a right to appoint RBG’s replacement. And Biden will have a right to award himself a 7-6 Supreme Court majority.
  48. ruth bader ginsburg
    Anti-Abortion Zealots Demand a Vote to Fill Ginsburg’s SeatThe moment of deliverance is already here for anti-abortion activists calling in Republican debts to rush through a Supreme Court nominee.
  49. 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.
  50. rbg
    Where GOP Senators Stand on Filling Ginsburg’s Seat Before the ElectionLisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are, for now, the only GOP senators to state their intention not to vote on a nominee prior to the election.
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