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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. politics
    Worse Than Texas: The Real Threat to Abortion Comes Next MonthS.B. 8 will eventually be defeated but not the six conservatives on the Supreme Court.
  4. texas abortion law
    The Texas Whistleblower Abortion Site Is Having ProblemsNobody wants to host it, for obvious reasons.
  5. conservatism
    The Time for Democrats to Go Nuclear Was YesterdayIf conservatives can subvert the Constitution to gut abortion rights, moderate Democrats can abolish the filibuster to protect them.
  6. politics
    Supreme Court Lets Texas Ban Abortion With Vigilante JusticeConservative justices have jumped the gun on overturning Roe v. Wade.
  7. 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.
  8. politics
    Texas Just Got Away With Banning Abortion. Will Anyone Stop Them?Republicans crafted a clever, terrifying law to gut Roe v. Wade.
  9. eviction moratorium
    Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Eviction MoratoriumThe decision voids the CDC’s two-month ban on evictions in the vast majority of the country, leaving millions of renters potentially at risk.
  10. supreme court
    Breyer to Torment Democrats at Least a While LongerThe aging justice says he doesn’t know when he’ll call it quits.
  11. supreme court
    The Trouble the Supreme Court Is Making for VotersVoting-rights advocates are realizing that even if they prevail in Congress, the Court’s conservative majority is a major obstacle.
  12. politics
    This Is Your Father’s Supreme CourtOld-school justices advance the right’s agenda while discarding much of Trump’s.
  13. games
    The NCAA Looks Like a Dead Organization WalkingJustice Brett Kavanaugh, of all people, has stuck a dagger into college sports’ unjust business model.
  14. 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.
  15. the national interest
    Why Republicans Could Never Tell Their Voters the Truth About ObamacareThe legal crusade against affordable health care loses again.
  16. 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.
  17. politics
    The Biggest Supreme Court Decisions Coming This TermWhat to watch for in the coming weeks, including rulings on religious liberty, voting rights, and yet another Obamacare challenge.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. supreme court
    Democrats to Introduce Bill Expanding Supreme Court to 13 JusticesThe bill is dead on arrival, but it could revive SCOTUS reform efforts that gained momentum after the rushed confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett.
  21. politics
    Supreme Court Again Sides With Worshippers Over Public-Health OrdersThe Court’s conservative majority ruled that California’s pandemic restrictions on at-home gatherings could not apply to religious activity.
  22. 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.
  23. politics
    Will Democrats Act Like the Party of Voting Rights or Not?The conservative Supreme Court and GOP are set to do even more damage unless they’re stopped.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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?
  36. legacy
    Honoring Her WishIn conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter, ACLU fellow Clara Spera.
  37. the national interest
    Biden’s Supreme Court Answer: Reform It, Don’t Pack ItA carefully worded reply that reveals a lot.
  38. the law
    Burn It All DownA growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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