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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. scotus
    Olivia de Havilland Is Taking Her Feud Feud to the Supreme CourtGive the dame what she wants!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh’s Alleged Accomplice Once Praised ‘Uncontrollable Male Passion’Mark Judge has a lot to say about sexual assault and masculinity.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    Brett Kavanaugh Refused to Shake Hands With Parkland Victim’s Father“What a disrespectful coward.”
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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”?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. scotus
    Brett Kavanaugh Poses a Serious Threat to Reproductive RightsDonald Trump announced his SCOTUS pick on Monday evening.
  21. 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.
  22. Supreme Court Countdown: Who’s Got the Inside Track?The president may genuinely still be undecided about who he’ll nominate.
  23. scotus
    Trump Wants Suspense Before Another Reality-Show Supreme Court RevealThe White House deployed some misdirection before the Gorsuch announcement, and that could happen again leading up to the big announcement.
  24. scotus
    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.
  25. 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.
  26. scotus
    Donald Trump Says He’s Considering Two Women for Supreme CourtHe’ll be announcing his candidate on July 9.
  27. Trump’s Kennedy Strategy Was Calculated, With None of His Trademark ChaosThe push to convince Kennedy to retire, and nominate his replacement by mid-July, shows what Trump could accomplish if he were always this competent.
  28. Democrats Scolded for Misusing Mitch McConnell’s Made-up Supreme Court RuleComplaining about McConnell’s hypocrisy may be all Democrats can do right now, but it’s not fair to stretch the truth about his brazen scheme.
  29. scotus
    This Is How Hostile Trump’s Potential SCOTUS Picks Are to Abortion, LGBTQ RightsOne called Roe v. Wade the “worst abomination in the history of constitutional law.”
  30. scotus
    Did Trump … Just Forget Justice Kennedy’s Name?“Justice Anthony — you know who I’m talking about.”
  31. Justice Kennedy Has His Cake and Eats It Too in Gay Wedding CaseIn a much-watched civil rights case, Kennedy’s decision managed both to set down important markers while also avoiding the really big questions.
  32. How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in WashingtonSo much for the hope that he might be a mild-mannered, semi-moderate justice.
  33. In the Travel-Ban Case, Supreme Court Seems Ready to Let Trump Be TrumpA day of interesting hypotheticals — and comments from the bench that suggest the president will get a lot of latitude.
  34. Not So Long Ago, the Second Amendment Didn’t Guarantee the Right to Own a GunA slim Supreme Court majority transformed the law of the land in 2008. Another such decision might restore its narrower meaning.
  35. landmark court cases
    Linda Brown of Brown v. Board of Education Has Died“Sixty-four years ago, a young girl from Topeka brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America.”
  36. Lou Dobbs Clip Inspires Trump to Undermine His Own Legal Position on ImmigrationImagine the chagrin of Justice Department lawyers who woke up to find that a tweet from POTUS had sabotaged their legal fight with California.
  37. Tammy Baldwin’s Tough Reelection Fight in Hyperpolarized WisconsinAn awful lot’s going on politically in Wisconsin this year, and Senator Tammy Baldwin’s right in the middle of it.
  38. Rough Justice for Public UnionsIn a case key to the future of organized labor, swing Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy sounded like he’d already made up his mind.
  39. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  40. Anthony Kennedy Has a Lot of Thinking to DoThe Supreme Court case over a baker who wouldn’t sell to a gay couple will come down to him. His questions in the case suggest a conflicted man.
  41. Justice Department Changes Sides, Wants to Let States Purge Infrequent VotersIn a policy reversal, the Justice Department now supports quick purges of infrequent voters, which especially affect minorities (and Democrats).
  42. Justice Anthony Kennedy Retirement Watch Is Already Back OnHe’s reportedly telling prospective law clerks for the 2018–2019 term that he’s considering stepping down.
  43. The First Amendment Won Big at the Supreme Court TodayThe court handed down rulings that could make the Washington Redskins and anyone blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump very happy.
  44. Neil Gorsuch Is Now Officially on the Supreme CourtHe was sworn in Monday — the 113th Justice to join the body.
  45. Neil Gorsuch Accused of Plagiarizing Parts of His Book and an Academic ArticleThe White House called it a “last-second smear,” but some experts said that at the very least, his book contains sloppy attributions.
  46. Gorsuch Filibuster Gains One Democratic Vote, Loses AnotherNow it’s up to eight undecided Democrats to determine whether McConnell is forced to go “nuclear.”
  47. SCOTUS Just Gutted a Gorsuch Opinion — and Made Him Look ExtremeIn the midst of the nominee’s confirmation hearing, SCOTUS makes him look more conservative than Clarence Thomas on education rights.
  48. supreme court
    SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Argued Women ‘Manipulate’ Maternity Leave, Students SayThe judge reportedly told his class that employers “must ask females about their family and pregnancy plans to protect the company.”
  49. SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Argued Women ‘Manipulate’ Maternity Leave, Students SayThe judge reportedly told his class that employers “must ask females about their family and pregnancy plans to protect the company.”
  50. This Is How Neil Gorsuch ThinksThere’s a dark side — elitist, cruel — to his “originalism.”
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