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  1. reproductive rights
    The Supreme Court Just Ruled to Protect Abortion RightsIt’s a big deal, and a huge relief for reproductive rights groups.
  2. interesting times
    When Is It Time to Claim Victory in the Gay Rights Struggle?The last major obstacle to civil equality was toppled this week — by another Republican-appointed justice.
  3. the law
    The Supreme Court’s Unlikely IntersectionalityGorsuch and Roberts may never admit it, but with today’s ruling they rejected the pitting of historically marginalized groups against each other.
  4. power
    Supreme Court Delivers a Major Victory for LGBTQ AmericansIt is now illegal in the United States for an employer to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  5. power
    Misadventures in Teleworking Are the Least of the Supreme Court’s ProblemsThis week, the Court heard a case about birth-control access that has the potential to bring more indignity upon it than an errant toilet flush.
  6. 2020 elections
    After Its Disturbing Election Day, What Happens Next in Wisconsin?Republicans will probably benefit from their extraordinary efforts to hold down turnout, but we won’t know for sure until next week.
  7. 2020 elections
    U.S. Supreme Court Slams Door on Wisconsin Vote-by-Mail for Mid-Pandemic PrimaryA few hours after a Wisconsin court reinstated in-person voting, the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court halted an absentee voting extension.
  8. 2020 elections
    Wisconsin Court Reinstates Tuesday’s Mid-Pandemic PrimaryAfter intense gubernatorial and legislative conflict and multiple appeals, it looks like Republicans will get the low-turnout election they wanted.
  9. reproductive rights
    Abortion Is Safer Than Getting Your Wisdom Teeth OutAnd yet conservatives are regulating it as though it’s life-threatening, in an obvious attempt to shut down clinics.
  10. 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?
  11. the law
    Gender Discrimination Is On the Line at the Supreme CourtThe first transgender discrimination case to reach the high court could roll back gender protections for everyone.
  12. 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.
  13. phew
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Declared Cancer-Free After Tumor TreatmentThe 86-year-old Justice quietly underwent treatment for a malignant growth on her pancreas.
  14. 2020 census
    Trump Caves on Census Citizenship Question, But Hints at a Broader Fight AheadIt was a classic Trumpian retreat, disguised in a cloud of obfuscation, lies, and threats.
  15. gerrymandering
    More Trouble for Republicans From Dead Wire-Puller’s FilesLast week it was about cooking up a false rationale for a census citizenship question. Now it’s about lies to maintain a gerrymander.
  16. power
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas Are Officially at War Over AbortionHow do Supreme Court Justices feud? In the footnotes.
  17. 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.
  18. abortion
    Alabama’s Extreme Abortion Law Is Dividing RepublicansSuddenly Republicans are exposing their common extremism by arguing over rape exceptions to a total abortion ban.
  19. scotus
    As Abortion Cases Loom, Breyer Warns Supreme Court May Overturn Major PrecedentWith a Roe v. Wade challenge easily available in the smorgasbord of state abortion restrictions, Breyer raised fears about conservatives’ next move.
  20. 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.
  21. scotus
    SCOTUS Eases Rules for Deporting Ex-Con ImmigrantsIt’s another ruling that makes it easier for the Trump administration to strike fear in the hearts of those it calls “criminal aliens.”
  22. gun violence
    Connecticut Supreme Court Rules to Allow Sandy Hook Relatives to Sue GunmakersThe U.S. Supreme Court may step in and stop the Connecticut suit, but it could expose the strategies by which gunmakers market their deadly wares.
  23. abortion rights
    A False War Over Late AbortionThe hypocrisy of Republican outrage over Kathy Tran’s bill.
  24. 2020 census
    Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question on 2020 CensusFrom redistricting to federal grant formulas, a lot depends on this case, which will likely wind up on the Supreme Court docket.
  25. the law
    How Will the Supreme Court Handle the Case of Kids Suing for Climate Action?“The right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free society,” wrote a federal judge.
  26. the law
    Harvard Admissions Trial Won’t End Affirmative Action – But That’s the End GoalBy taking up the cause of a small group of Asian-Americans, conservatives hope to give the Supreme Court a chance to end a historic civil-rights tool.
  27. supreme court
    On the Morning Kavanaugh Took the Bench, One Moment Stood OutInside the Supreme Court, there were a lot of interesting, if subtle, dynamics at play as the new justice was seated.
  28. supreme court
    Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Shreds the Pretense of an Apolitical Supreme CourtThe brute ascension of Justice Kavanaugh throws a wrecking ball at any remaining illusion that the Court is the only nonpartisan branch of government.
  29. scotus
    Olivia de Havilland Is Taking Her Feud Feud to the Supreme CourtGive the dame what she wants!
  30. the kavanaugh hearings
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Will Vote ‘No’ on Kavanaugh As a ‘Signal to Girls and Women’A brave move that is unlikely to stop the SCOTUS nominee from being confirmed.
  31. the national circus
    Frank Rich: A Moment of Truth for Brett Kavanaugh?Given the threats she’s braving, it is hard to blame Christine Blasey Ford if she elects not to testify in Washington on Monday. But I hope she does.
  32. supreme court
    GOP Rejects Kavanaugh Accuser’s Call for FBI Probe After Saying They Want FactsSenator Grassley said he’ll limit testimony to Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, and quickly rejected her request for a full investigation.
  33. supreme court
    Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI InvestigationFord’s attorneys say that following her sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh she received death threats, forcing her out of her home.
  34. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh’s Alleged Accomplice Once Praised ‘Uncontrollable Male Passion’Mark Judge has a lot to say about sexual assault and masculinity.
  35. roe v. wade
    Americans Want SCOTUS to Leave Roe v. Wade AloneA new poll from Axios shows that’s true even for rural voters and “Never Hillary” independents.
  36. the kavanaugh hearings
    70 Protesters Were Arrested During Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation HearingWomen’s March organizer Linda Sarsour and actress Piper Perabo were among those arrested for civil disobedience.
  37. the kavanaugh hearings
    Brett Kavanaugh Refused to Shake Hands With Parkland Victim’s Father“What a disrespectful coward.”
  38. Why Aren’t Democrats Waging an All-Out War to Stop Kavanaugh’s Confirmation?As activists sound the alarm on the threat to Roe and other rights, many Democrats, taking a cue from party leaders, see confirmation as a done deal.
  39. power
    How to Protest Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination This WeekendOn August 26, cities across the country will protest Donald Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.
  40. Kavanaugh Ran Up Huge Credit-Card Debt From Baseball Tickets, White House SaysTrump’s Supreme Court pick loves baseball so much that he had credit card debt of $60,000 to $200,000. What could be more “all American”?
  41. brands
    Never Mind, the Handmaid’s Tale Wine Has Been CanceledGuess we’ll have to toast our imminent reproductive dystopia with non-branded wine now.
  42. last night on late night
    Colbert Says Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Sets the Stage for The Purge: Mother’s DayAnd here you thought the overturning of Roe v. Wade was the worst thing that could happen.
  43. scotus
    What You Can Do to Fight Brett Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme CourtJudge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court could spell disaster for millions of Americans.
  44. How Picking Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court Could Benefit Trump PersonallyTrump happened to nominate the one judge on his list who’s argued we shouldn’t “burden” the president with civil suits or criminal investigations.
  45. scotus
    After Stealing SCOTUS Seat, GOP Blasts Dems for Partisan Opposition to KavanaughAs the battle over Trump’s Supreme Court pick officially began, Republicans painted the left’s fears about health care and abortion as hysterical.
  46. scotus
    Brett Kavanaugh Poses a Serious Threat to Reproductive RightsDonald Trump announced his SCOTUS pick on Monday evening.
  47. the supreme court
    With Brett Kavanaugh, Trump Passes Up Chance to Have a Woman Do His Dirty WorkNominating a woman to repeal Roe v. Wade would have been canny and dastardly. But it’s no surprise that he went with a white man instead.
  48. Supreme Court Countdown: Who’s Got the Inside Track?The president may genuinely still be undecided about who he’ll nominate.
  49. Trump’s Supreme Court Pageant Could Come Down to LooksSince others have ensured that all the candidates are sufficiently conservative, Trump is said to be weighing which finalists have the right image.
  50. scotus
    Donald Trump Says He’s Considering Two Women for Supreme CourtHe’ll be announcing his candidate on July 9.
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