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  1. the law
    The Texas Immigration Law Is DoomedSB-4 makes for compelling political theater, but the Supreme Court will reject it.
  2. early and often
    Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch Meets With Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) On Capitol Hill
    McConnell Stole a Supreme Court Seat. Is That the Norm Now?Debate over whether Sotomayor should retire reveals control of both the White House and Senate may be necessary to confirm anyone going forward.
  3. early and often
    Donald Trump
    Supreme Court Says Colorado Cannot Kick Trump Off the BallotStates will not be able to declare Trump ineligible to hold office based on the Constitution’s post–Civil War era insurrectionist ban.
  4. the law
    Supreme Court
    The 14th Amendment Effort Only Ended Up Helping TrumpIt was a wild law-school hypothetical sprung to life. It only ended up giving Trump’s candidacy a boost.
  5. the law
    Supreme Court Doesn’t Give a Damn About Jack Smith’s Timeline —and It Shouldn’tThe result is disappointing to many (including me), but it’s the only proper way for judges to do their job.
  6. early and often
    Supreme Court Justices Fear Red States Will Label Biden an Insurrectionist TooRepublicans accuse Biden of behavior equivalent to Trump’s every time they disagree with him.
  7. the law
    The Supreme Court’s Silver-Bullet Solution to the 14th Amendment ProblemColorado and Maine have taken Trump off the ballot. The Court wants to put an end to this, now.
  8. early and often
    2024 Drama Kicks Off With Shutdown Threat and Trump ShowdownsWith congressional funding cliffs, GOP presidential primaries, and Trump court decisions, January and February are sure to be chaotic.
  9. early and often
    Supreme Court Shouldn’t Let State Judges Set 2024 BallotThe U.S. Supreme Court could avoid a definitive call on Colorado’s ruling disqualifying Trump. But that would just unleash more election chaos.
  10. early and often
    Ramaswamy’s Supreme Court List Encourages Judicial GrandstandingThe 2024 candidate is putting out lists of potential judicial nominees with extremist records, including lower-court picks. It’s a dangerous idea.
  11. early and often
    Why Democrats Should Make the Supreme Court a Priority in 2024After Roe v. Wade was reversed, Democrats learned how damaging a conservative Court could be — and how rewarding it might be to fight.
  12. liveblog
    Fallout From SCOTUS Affirmative Action, Student-Loan Decisions: Live UpdatesWe’re tracking the news and commentary regarding the controversial decisions and what impact they may have.
  13. early and often
    Supreme Court Says Texas Can’t Boss Biden Around on Deportation PolicyIt’s a setback for Ken Paxton and other state-level Republicans who are constantly in court challenging administration policies.
  14. affirmative action
    Affirmative Action Never Had a ChanceThe conservative backlash to the civil-rights era began immediately — and now it’s nearly complete.
  15. early and often
    Supreme Court Passes Up Chance to Keep Gutting Voting Rights ActIn a surprise, a 5-4 majority including Roberts and Kavanaugh struck down GOP-drawn congressional districts challenged by Black Alabama voters.
  16. early and often
    DeSantis’s Weak Supreme Court Pitch Is No Threat to TrumpThe Florida governor can’t outdo Trump’s transformation of the Court, so he’s just promising to keep it going longer.
  17. life after roe
    What the Supreme Court Left Out of Its Dobbs-Leak ReportThe investigation failed to identify the leaker of the draft opinion — and the justices got light treatment.
  18. early and often
    Justice Jackson’s Originalist Case for Racial EqualityKetanji Brown Jackson didn’t buy Alabama’s argument that the 14th Amendment prohibits the state from following the Voting Rights Act.
  19. u.s. supreme court
    The Supreme Court Is Back and Ready to Do More DamageIf reproductive freedom was the major casualty of the last term of the Court, racial justice could be most at risk now.
  20. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case That Could Gut Voting RightsOdds are good the conservative majority will confirm total legislative control of redistricting and (more alarmingly) of all election rules.
  21. early and often
    Supreme Court Ends Term by Sabotaging Fight Against Climate ChangeThe finale to this devastating term was a landmark decision by conservative justices limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions.
  22. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Takes a Knee for School PrayerThe Court’s conservatives struck another blow against the separation of church and state by ruling to protect highly performative prayer.
  23. life after roe
    Outrage, Uncertainty, and Instant Abortion Bans After Roe v. Wade OverturnedSome Republican leaders are already calling for a nationwide ban, while protesters assemble outside the Supreme Court to express their outrage.
  24. anonymous
    ‘Things Will Be Fine’: GOP Insiders Doubt Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Cost ThemThey don’t seem all that worried the Supreme Court’s decision to end the right to an abortion will come back to haunt them in the midterms.
  25. life after roe
    John Roberts Had a Vague Plan to Only Half-Kill Abortion RightsThe chief justice said he preferred a “more measured course” in his Dobbs concurrence. His new standard would have allowed most abortion bans anyway.
  26. life after roe
    Clarence Thomas Threatens Contraception, LGBTQ+ Rights Could Be Next to GoIn his concurrence to the Dobbs decision ending the right to an abortion, Justice Thomas said the Court should “reconsider” other precedents too.
  27. early and often
    Supreme Court Strikes Another Blow Against Church-State SeparationThe Court’s conservative majority ruled that Maine can’t exclude religious schools from a state tuition program. Are mandatory vouchers next?
  28. january 6 committee
    Did Ginni Thomas Tell John Eastman Supreme Court Secrets?Emails show Trump’s lawyer John Eastman hoped the Supreme Court would help overturn the 2020 election. And he was in contact with one justice’s wife.
  29. life after roe
    Republicans Too Upset About Leak to Celebrate Abortion WinConservatives can’t talk about the Supreme Court ending reproductive rights right now, but please ask again after the midterms.
  30. life after roe
    The Leak Is Good, ActuallyThe Supreme Court is just another partisan institution. It should be treated like one.
  31. politics
    ‘We’ve Made It’: Ketanji Brown Jackson Celebrates Historic ConfirmationLawmakers and other guests attended an event honoring Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation on the White House’s South Lawn.
  32. politics
    Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson, First Black Woman on Supreme CourtJackson’s fortitude in the face of nasty GOP attacks elevated her already high reputation and helped secure her bipartisan Senate confirmation.
  33. transgender rights
    How Texas Became the Most Virulently Anti-Trans State in AmericaThe governor’s order to investigate gender-affirming care as child abuse was years in the making.
  34. ketanji brown jackson
    Jackson Gets Two More Republican Backers As Senate Votes NearLisa Murkowski’s support was no great surprise, but Mitt Romney’s was good news for the future justice.
  35. u.s. supreme court
    Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmation Will Be (Barely) BipartisanSenator Susan Collins said she backs Jackson for the Supreme Court. That should give the judge at least one Republican vote.
  36. politics
    QAnon’s Takeover of the Republican Party Is Virtually CompleteIt would be hilarious if it didn’t involve people in positions of real influence.
  37. scandals
    Ginni Thomas and the Conservative Rot at the Supreme CourtHer deranged texts don’t just spur ethical and legal questions, but reflect much larger problems among the conservative majority.
  38. politics
    Does the Supreme Court Deserve Ketanji Brown Jackson?The first Black female justice would lend the Court more credibility. That’s not necessarily a good thing.
  39. u.s. supreme court
    GOP’s Antics at Jackson Hearings Weren’t Just an Appeal to QAnonExtremist dog whistling aside, Republicans senators’ primary goal was to paint Democrats as soft on crime and hostile to parents and children.
  40. u.s. supreme court
    Ted Cruz Outdid Himself in the Jerkiness DepartmentBy going out of control while asking tendentious questions, the Texan put on an embarrassing display, presumably for the MAGA galleries.
  41. politics
    Ted Cruz Brings Culture War to Ketanji Brown Jackson HearingsThe senator grilled the Supreme Court nominee on the picture book Antiracist Baby as part of a dubious attempt to link her to critical race theory.
  42. ketanji brown jackson
    Jackson Confirmation Hearings Off to Smooth Start, But Republican Attacks BeginGOP senators previewed culture-war attack lines and memories of Brett Kavanaugh. But Judge Jackson seems very well prepared.
  43. crime and punishment
    Supreme Court Reinstates Death Penalty for Boston Marathon BomberThe decision creates a dilemma for Joe Biden, who opposes the federal death penalty even as his Justice Department sought it for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
  44. politics
    California Turns Texas’s Vigilante Tactics on GunmakersDemocratic lawmakers are protesting the Texas abortion law by pushing a bill that incentivizes citizen lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
  45. politics
    The States Shoring Up Abortion Rights for the End of RoeWhile the focus is on GOP-run states preparing for the Supreme Court to allow new abortion restrictions, pro-choice lawmakers are making moves too.
  46. abortion
    What If the Supreme Court Doesn’t Overturn Roe v. Wade?Roe certainly seems doomed, but the Court has surprised us on abortion before. If the conservative majority falters, the fallout could be tremendous.
  47. politics
    Supreme Court Keeps Eroding the Voting Rights ActWithout so much as a hearing, conservative justices restored an Alabama congressional map designed to minimize Black representation.
  48. politics
    DeSantis Could Be Haunted by Florida’s ‘Generous’ Abortion BanThe governor is backing a 15-week abortion ban, which Republicans are billing as a compromise. But his strategy could anger the party’s extremists.
  49. politics
    Democrats’ Control of Senate Iffy As Luján Recovers From StrokeThankfully, the New Mexico senator is expected to recover fully. But during his absence, some big Democratic initiatives must be put on hold.
  50. politics
    Supreme Court Ivy League Snobbery Is a Recent DevelopmentEight of nine current justices attended law school at Harvard or Yale. Back in the day, a public law-school education was just fine.
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