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U.s. Supreme Court

  1. politics
    Two Disbarred Out-of-State Attorneys Might Blow Up the Texas Abortion LawTaking advantage of Texas’s encouragement of private law suits with bonus money, the random challengers may have just triggered legal review of SB 8.
  2. voting rights
    Surrendering to Republicans on Voting Rights Won’t Save DemocracyJoe Manchin seems to think voting-rights reforms have to be bipartisan to work. But letting Republicans run wild won’t encourage them to compromise.
  3. politics
    Partisanship Put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. Now She’s Against It.The justice bemoaned perceptions of the Supreme Court following an introduction by Mitch McConnell, who made the confirmation process hyperpartisan.
  4. abortion
    Will Abortion Dominate the 2022 Midterms?It’s possible that, given the current and near-future actions of the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion could matter more than ever to pro-choice voters.
  5. abortion
    The Legal Shadowboxing Over the Texas Abortion BanMerrick Garland vowed to protect abortion seekers, and scholars proposed ways to thwart the law. But no “vigilante” suit means no legal action.
  6. texas
    Texas Is Already Creating Abortion RefugeesPregnant people in Texas are scrambling to get abortions in neighboring states, but clinics cannot handle the influx.
  7. u.s. supreme court
    Breyer’s Retirement Indecision Means Democrats Really Need to Hold the SenateMaybe Breyer will step down next year, but if he doesn’t and Republicans take back the Senate, Mitch McConnell may not let Biden name a successor.
  8. 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.
  9. eviction moratorium
    Cori Bush Protest Exposes White House Screwups on Eviction MoratoriumHer reasonable demands are the least the Biden administration can do.
  10. ballot initiatives
    Coming Soon: The Great California Bacon CrisisA 2018 ballot initiative could boost pork prices nationally and even make bacon disappear in California, bringing home debates on cruelty to animals.
  11. 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.
  12. election coup
    Did Trump Really Claim Victory on Election Night on a Whim?The idea of declaring victory based only on the in-person vote was telegraphed for months. Now, Trump insiders claim it was somehow impulsive.
  13. abortion
    New Texas Abortion Law Enlists Activists to Harass Providers in CourtIn a twist on other pre-viability abortion bans, Texas leaves enforcement to any schmo with evidence of an “illegal” procedure.
  14. politics
    Stephen Breyer Just Answered Calls for Him to QuitThe 82-year-old liberal justice is going to make progressives wait longer for a younger jurist, if Republicans don’t spoil their hopes.
  15. 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.
  16. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Smiles on Voter Suppression and Big DonorsAfter showing caution all term, the conservative majority closed by eroding the Voting Rights Act and threatening campaign-finance-reform efforts.
  17. transgender rights
    Transgender Student Wins Bathroom-Access Case As Supreme Court Denies AppealSeven of nine justices affirmed the decision by a lower court that transgender bathroom restrictions violated civil-rights laws and the Constitution.
  18. voting rights
    Justice Department Sues to Stop Georgia Voting LawWith Republicans filibustering voting-rights legislation in Congress, the Justice Department is using litigation to go after Georgia’s notorious law.
  19. u.s. supreme court
    ‘Cussing Cheerleader’ Wins in Supreme Court Free-Speech CaseThe Court decided 8-1 that obscene student tirades made on social media are protected unless they disrupt public-school activities.
  20. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting Rights Push Stalled. It Was Still Worth It.The effort to enact the For the People Act was a smart investment that will pay off richly for Democrats.
  21. politics
    Merrick Garland Unveils Plan B for Protecting Voting RightsAs new congressional legislation stalls, the Justice Department will utilize the powers it already possesses to fight voter-suppression measures.
  22. poltiics
    Will Women Be Required to Register for the Military Draft?After the Supreme Court dodged the question, Congress could move to include women — or abolish registration altogether for the first time since 1940.
  23. 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.
  24. politics
    Supreme Court to Hear Case That Threatens Roe v. WadeThe Court will review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, giving the new 6-3 conservative majority its first chance to gut abortion rights.
  25. 2022 midterms
    Kris Kobach Won’t Go AwayThe Republican Party’s gift that keeps on giving to Kansas Democrats is running for attorney general.
  26. 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.
  27. politics
    Biden Creates Commission to Study Supreme Court ExpansionBiden said he would set up a bipartisan panel on the campaign trail amid pressure to embrace measures to counter the Court’s conservative tilt.
  28. politics
    Justice Breyer Is Missing the Point on Court PackingThe justice’s warning against proposed structural changes to the Supreme Court confuses remedies for politicization with causes.
  29. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Won’t Block Turnover of Trump Tax ReturnsCyrus Vance will now be able to proceed with criminal investigations of the former president involving hush money and fraud allegations.
  30. the law
    Reintroducing Sonia SotomayorThe once-maligned justice has taken up the mantle of RBG and Thurgood Marshall. But what can she accomplish on the most conservative court in decades?
  31. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Don’t Even Want to Have an Impeachment TrialDemocrats will force the trial to go forward, but the odds of a conviction are low and getting lower.
  32. politics
    Trump Repeatedly Pressured Justice Department to Help Overturn ElectionAfter DOJ leaders refused to file a Supreme Court lawsuit, Trump nearly fired the acting attorney general just days before the attack on Congress.
  33. 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.
  34. politics
    Biden Will Run a Very Un-Waspy GovernmentWomen, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Jews: This ain’t your grandfather’s Cabinet.
  35. voting rights
    Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh UrgencyRepublicans will block the reforms, but at the price of underlining an authoritarian strain in their thinking that will outlive Trump’s presidency.
  36. the law
    What Will It Take to Get a Black Woman on the Supreme Court?The fate of Biden’s campaign promise lies with Georgia.
  37. vision 2020
    Electoral College Rejects Trump Coup and Confirms Biden as PresidentIt’s a routine process, but threats of violence and plans by Trump’s campaign to “elect” bogus alternative electors are raising eyebrows.
  38. 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.
  39. contested election
    Every Republican in Congress May Have to Vote on Trump’s CoupDie-hard supporters of the president may force a January vote to overturn Biden’s Electoral College majority.
  40. vision 2020
    Ted Cruz Offers to Argue Insane Texas Election Lawsuit at the Supreme CourtTexas is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the election results of four other states.
  41. contested election
    Tuesday’s ‘Safe Harbor’ Deadline Should End Trump’s Failed CoupNearly every state has certified its results and electors, which — after December 8 — should cut off further challenges.
  42. 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.
  43. vision 2020
    Trump Scrambles for Legal Strategy to Stop DefeatA flurry of lawsuits from Team Trump may, at the very best, delay the inevitable.
  44. vision 2020
    Supreme Court’s Vague Election Orders Are a 2020 Wild CardRepublicans want the Supreme Court to stop lower-court judges from liberalizing voting rules, and the Court’s conservative majority often complies.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. u.s. supreme court
    Senate’s Uselessness On Display As Judiciary Rubber-stamps Barrett ConfirmationThe body’s high regard for itself was never less earned than in this sham of a hearing.
  48. vision 2020
    The Democratic Advantage in Voting by Mail Is a Mixed BlessingDemocrats will be able to “bank” a lot of early votes, but then they may have to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to get them counted.
  49. vision 2020
    Pennsylvania Becomes Ground Zero For Election LawsuitsOne key struggle is over a court ruling that determined that “naked ballots” mailed without special envelopes will not be counted in November.
  50. vision 2020
    Federal Appeals Court Slams Door on Reenfranchisement of Florida Ex-FelonsIn a case affecting over a million Floridians, the conservative court let the state undercut a ballot initiative restoring their voting rights.
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