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  1. supreme court
    Pence Goes After John Roberts As ‘Disappointment to Conservatives’In an interview with a Christian right journalist, the VP promises that Trump will consummate a judicial counterrevolution in his second term.
  2. 2020 census
    Congressional Democrats Need to Stop the Census Power GrabThe Trump administration claims there isn’t enough time to count everybody. Democrats should insist that Congress give it to them.
  3. supreme court
    Two GOP Senators Oppose Filling Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020Meanwhile, Democrats threaten to expand the court if McConnell doesn’t honor the rule he set in 2016.
  4. supreme court
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After ‘Non-Surgical Procedure’Two weeks after her last hospitalization, Ginsburg was admitted to Sloan Kettering for a minimally invasive procedure unrelated to her liver cancer.
  5. supreme court
    Trump’s Next Supreme Court List Could Be Really ExtremeConservatives are again feeling betrayed on abortion and LGBTQ rights. Trump needs to convince them his future picks would be infallibly reactionary.
  6. supreme court
    RBG Health Scare a Reminder of Republican Plans to Ram Through Nominee This YearFlipping a liberal Supreme Court seat could happen as late as a post-election lame-duck session of the Senate.
  7. supreme court
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With Possible Infection“The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days.”
  8. death penalty
    U.S. Government Executes First Federal Inmate Since 2003An early morning Supreme Court ruling, split 5-4 down ideological lines, allowed the government to proceed with Daniel Lewis Lee’s execution.
  9. supreme court
    Supreme Court to Delay Arguments on Obamacare Case Until After ElectionIt’s a small break for Republicans who didn’t want more preelection attention on their efforts to deny even more people health insurance.
  10. vision 2020
    Can Trump Make the Supreme Court a Campaign Issue Again?Trump-appointed justices didn’t give conservatives everything they hoped for. That only raises the stakes in November.
  11. supreme court
    Supreme Court Gives Trump Legal Loss, Tactical Win in Tax CasesTrump’s tax and financial records probably won’t see the light of day before November, but his sweeping claims of presidential powers were rebuffed.
  12. supreme court
    Supreme Court Allows Trump Restrictions on Obamacare Contraception CoverageUp to 126,000 women could lose no-cost contraception coverage. The Court also expanded the “ministerial exception” to employee protections.
  13. power
    Supreme Court Says Employers Can Deny Workers Birth Control CoverageThe ruling could leave as many as 126,000 women without affordable contraception.
  14. supreme court
    Trump Wants Another Supreme Court Nomination Fight Before NovemberTrump thinks a confirmation battle could excite his base, but it would work both ways, particularly among Democrats who remember Merrick Garland.
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    Roberts Rejoins Supreme Court Conservatives to Boost Religious SchoolsIt was a relatively narrow decision but it showed where a future Supreme Court committed to expanding religious privileges might go.
  16. supreme court
    Supreme Court Restricts Independence of CFPB, But Doesn’t Kill ItIt was a glass-half-full, glass-half-empty decision that displeased those who want to kill or insulate independent agencies.
  17. supreme court
    Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Abortion RestrictionsIn the end, Chief Justice Roberts couldn’t go along with a quick reversal of a recent precedent.
  18. reproductive rights
    The Supreme Court Just Ruled to Protect Abortion RightsIt’s a big deal, and a huge relief for reproductive rights groups.
  19. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  20. obamacare
    Trump, Intent on Self-Destruction, Asks Supreme Court to Kill ObamacareWhen you’re struggling in the polls amid a pandemic, renewing your fight to strip health coverage from millions of Americans isn’t a great move.
  21. abortion
    Is the Constitutional Right to Choose Abortion Doomed?Any day now, the Court will announce a decision on a Louisiana law designed to shut down abortion clinics. John Roberts holds the swing vote.
  22. 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.
  23. supreme court
    Supreme Court Thwarts Trump’s Effort to Kill DACAThe Court rebuked Trump for the second time this week, blocking him from ending the program that protects Dreamers from deportation, for now.
  24. power
    ‘Home Is Here’: Supreme Court Blocks Trump From Ending DACAIt’s a huge victory for Dreamers, but the fight is far from over.
  25. police reform
    Competing Police-Reform Bills Quickly Emerge in CongressThe biggest potential deal-breaker is the Democrats’ call for stripping police officers of “qualified immunity” against lawsuits.
  26. reproductive rights
    Will the Supreme Court Strike a Devastating Blow to Abortion Rights?Any day now, the Court could protect abortion rights — or open the floodgates for more restrictions.
  27. 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.
  28. labor
    To Truly Protect LGBTQ Workers, Get Rid of At-Will EmploymentWeak labor protections leave workers vulnerable to discrimination.
  29. 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.
  30. lgbtq rights
    Supreme Court: LGBTQ Workers Protected by Anti-Discrimination LawsThe 6-3 decision is a big win for equality, and a big loss for the Trump administration and the Christian right.
  31. federal judiciary
    Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace ThemOne way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
  32. coronavirus
    Will the Supreme Court Force States to Let Churches Reopen?Churches are sometimes super spreaders of COVID-19. But the courts could decide their “religious liberty” interests trump everything.
  33. obits
    Aimee Stephens, a Groundbreaking Transgender Activist, Has DiedStephens was fired in 2013 after announcing her plans to transition. Her sex discrimination case rose all the way to the Supreme Court.
  34. civil rights
    The Woman at the Center of a Major Trans Rights Case Has DiedAimee Stephens, whose life was at the center of a case currently being heard by the Supreme Court, died at home on Tuesday.
  35. the law
    Will Kavanaugh Give Trump the Power to Fire Anyone He Pleases?President Trump claims he has an “absolute right” to dismiss federal officials. An imminent Supreme Court ruling could make that true.
  36. 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.
  37. supreme court
    Republicans Ready to Rock and Roll With a Preelection SCOTUS ConfirmationNeither charges of hypocrisy, nor peril to his own vulnerable senators, will keep McConnell from adding a conservative to SCOTUS. It’s the ball game.
  38. supreme court
    Supreme Court Reverses Convictions of Bridgegate SchemersThe payback traffic jam that wound up obstructing Chris Christie’s path to the White House was bad, but not a federal crime.
  39. supreme court
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital After Gallbladder TreatmentThe Supreme Court Justice underwent a non-surgical procedure for a “benign gallbladder condition.”
  40. vision 2020
    Unlike Democrats, Republicans Have Politically Weaponized Judicial AppointmentsOf course Mitch McConnell reconvened the Senate in a pandemic to confirm child-judge Justin Walker. The judiciary is his and Trump’s top priority.
  41. supreme court
    Someone Flushed During the Supreme Court’s Oral Argument LivestreamEven brilliant legal minds struggle with the “mute” button.
  42. supreme court
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Nonsurgical Gallbladder TreatmentThe Supreme Court Justice is “recovering comfortably” after a nonsurgical treatment, and will participate in oral arguments Wednesday over the phone.
  43. abortion
    Kavanaugh Sends a Strong Signal on How He’ll Approach Abortion RightsIn a decision on an entirely different subject, Kavanaugh laid out a test for overturning Supreme Court precedents — like the right to an abortion.
  44. covid-19
    Wisconsin Justices Voted Absentee Before Making Everyone Else Vote in PersonSafety for me, risk of infection for thee.
  45. supreme court
    Supreme Court Embraces 20th-Century Technology Amid PandemicThe public can finally listen to arguments as they happen, at least for the time being.
  46. republican party
    The Wisconsin GOP Is Risking Voters’ Lives to Protect Its Minority RuleRepublicans are disenfranchising voters by holding an election mid-pandemic so that they can keep disenfranchising Democrats through gerrymanders.
  47. conservatism
    No, Theocracy and Progressivism Aren’t Equally AuthoritarianA Harvard Law professor called for turning the U.S. into a Catholic theocracy. Conservatives offered an interesting defense.
  48. 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.
  49. supreme court
    Roberts Rebukes Schumer for ‘Threatening’ Statement to Kavanaugh and GorsuchThe Chief Justice called out Schumer’s claim that the Trump appointees “won’t know what hit” them if they uphold a law restricting abortion rights.
  50. obamacare
    Supreme Court Will Hear Obamacare Case Shortly Before the 2020 ElectionWhen the Court takes up this case, voters will get a reminder shortly before Election Day that Republicans want to take away health-care coverage.
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