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Supreme Court

  1. the law
    Trump Had a Bad Day in the CourtsIn three cases, one involving a congressional subpoena of his financial records and two involving immigration, the administration had legal setbacks.
  2. 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?
  3. abortion
    Here We Go: Supreme Court Accepts First Big Post-Kavanaugh Abortion CaseThe Court could begin the long march back to a pre–Roe v. Wade era by validating laws designed to shut down abortion providers.
  4. brett kavanaugh
    What Brett Kavanaugh Means to ConservativesA new book about Kavanaugh illustrates the way the story has become a weapon with which to bludgeon the press.
  5. supreme court
    Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley Pushes Kavanaugh Impeachment ResolutionLeaders in the Democratic Party aren’t interested.
  6. green new deal
    Another Obstacle for Climate Action: A Conservative Supreme CourtA new study suggests SCOTUS could obstruct the Green New Deal just as it once obstructed the original New Deal.
  7. vision 2020
    This Is Why Presidential Candidates Should Think Before They TweetDemocratic candidates might have waited a few days before invoking impeachment based on a New York Times story.
  8. brett kavanaugh
    NYT Makes Major Correction That Undermines Its Big Brett Kavanaugh StoryA woman who Kavanaugh reportedly sexually harassed at Yale does not remember the alleged incident.
  9. sexual assault
    What We Learned From the New Book on Brett Kavanaugh and His AccusersThe book from two New York Times reporters reveals a previously unknown allegation, and offers new details from Ramirez and Blasey Ford.
  10. sexual assault
    What We Learned From the New Book on Brett Kavanaugh and His AccusersThe book from two New York Times reporters reveals a previously unknown allegation, and offers new details from Ramirez and Blasey Ford.
  11. vision 2020
    Why Didn’t Reproductive Rights Come Up in the Latest Democratic Debate?Candidates shouldn’t depend on debate moderators to display their sense of urgency about reproductive rights.
  12. migrant crisis
    Supreme Court: Trump Admin Can Block Many Migrant Asylum Claims at the BorderThe SCOTUS determination means that for Central-American migrants to apply for asylum, they must now apply — and be denied — asylum in Mexico first.
  13. gerrymandering
    Another Court Declares Partisan Gerrymandering Unconstitutional Under State LawsNorth Carolina joins Pennsylvania as jurisdictions where state constitutional equal protection provisions have led to the demise of Republican maps.
  14. supreme court
    Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020 Would Change EverythingRuth Bader Ginsburg’s latest cancer scare offers a reminder of how vulnerable the Supreme Court is to a radical conservative revolution.
  15. phew
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Declared Cancer-Free After Tumor TreatmentThe 86-year-old Justice quietly underwent treatment for a malignant growth on her pancreas.
  16. abortion
    Anti-Abortion Activists Object to State Bans — But Only on TacticsAnti-abortion leaders are discouraging extreme state abortion laws, preferring stealth until the time is ripe for a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade.
  17. the vote
    Trump’s New Attempt to Skew RedistrictingAfter SCOTUS halted a citizen question in the 2020 Census, the administration is collecting data states can use to base redistricting on citizenship.
  18. border wall
    Trump Gets Two Border-Wall WinsWhile he should be pleased with a budget deal and a favorable SCOTUS ruling, Trump could still provoke a fight over border-wall appropriations.
  19. supreme court
    John Paul Stevens and the Legacy of Liberal Republican JudgesStevens’s long career on the Court as the Republican-appointed leader of its liberal wing remains a cautionary tale for conservatives.
  20. obamacare
    Suit to Destroy Obamacare Slouches Toward Supreme CourtIf oral arguments in the Fifth Circuit are any indication, SCOTUS and the GOP will receive a “gift” they don’t need: the extinction of Obamacare.
  21. supreme court
    Supreme Court to Hear DACA Cases Next TermBut the Court chose not to review an Alabama ban on the procedure used in most second-term abortions, with Thomas calling for reversal of precedents.
  22. gerrymandering
    Should Blue States Start Gerrymandering More Shamelessly?After the Supreme Court’s decision, blue states that pursue fair districting risk skewing federal representation even further in the GOP’s favor.
  23. gerrymandering
    How Badly Did the Supreme Court Damage Democracy Today?Intelligencer staffers discuss consequential rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the U.S. census.
  24. supreme court
    Supreme Court Puts Census Citizenship Question on Hold — for NowIn a 5–4 decision, the Court told the Trump administration to supply a better rationale for a Census citizenship question. Whether it can is unclear.
  25. supreme court
    Gorsuch Gives SCOTUS Liberals a Win in Two Criminal-Law CasesHis application of Scalia’s strict principles of statutory interpretation, and perhaps a libertarian streak, distinguish Gorsuch from Kavanaugh.
  26. supreme court
    Despite Merrick Garland, Trump Would Certainly Fill a 2020 Supreme Court VacancyThough the GOP refused to fill the last election-year opening, Trump says he’d appoint a justice even if he only had three days left in his term.
  27. supreme court
    Another SCOTUS Precedent Falls. Could Roe Be Next?For the second time this term, the court’s conservative majority has reversed a major Supreme Court precedent. Could Roe v. Wade be far behind?
  28. supreme court
    Where’s the Supreme Court’s Census Decision?It’s possible new evidence of the administration’s true intent in placing a citizenship question in the 2020 Census is causing a delay at SCOTUS.
  29. church-state separation
    SCOTUS Splits on Church-State Separation in Peace Cross CaseWhile in the minority in the “Peace Cross” decision, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered an eloquent testimonial for the “wall of separation.”
  30. presidential pardons
    Supreme Court Won’t Stop States From Prosecuting Federal DefendantsBy leaving an exception to double-jeopardy rules in place, the Court did not make it easier for Trump to keep people out of jail via pardons.
  31. gerrymandering
    Supreme Court Dashes Virginia GOP’s Hopes for New Map in Racial Gerrymander CaseAn unusual 5-4 majority held that Virginia’s GOP legislature did not have standing to sue to overturn a gerrymandering decision that helped Democrats.
  32. power
    The ‘Tiger Mom’ and the Lie of MeritocracyAmy Chua created a brand preaching the values of hard work, but her daughter’s success points to something else.
  33. the national interest
    Alan Dershowitz Convinced Trump the Court Might Stop Impeachment. (It Won’t.)Where did Trump get this kooky legal argument? It turns out to be a thing, sort of.
  34. 2020 census
    Why a Dead GOP Operative’s Files Could Change the Electoral Map for a DecadeDiscarded files from a GOP gerrymandering wiz could upset administration’s plans to intimidate immigrants with a 2020 Census citizenship question.
  35. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell: ‘Oh, We’d Fill’ Potential Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020The majority leader laughed as he rejected the argument he used to block Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in 2016.
  36. power
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas Are Officially at War Over AbortionHow do Supreme Court Justices feud? In the footnotes.
  37. lgbtq rights
    Supreme Court Won’t Overturn School Policy Friendly to Transgender StudentsThe Court apparently did not agree that allowing transgender students access to bathrooms of their choice would violate others’ privacy rights.
  38. supreme court
    Supreme Court Passes Up Chance to Send Signals in Review of Indiana Abortion LawIn validating fetal-remains requirements and letting a lower court’s decision striking down abortion-intent provisions stand, SCOTUS kept its counsel.
  39. abortion
    A Post-Roe America Would Be a Never-Ending NightmareIf abortion policy is set by state legislatures or Congress, we will see political warfare as never before, with women’s rights perpetually in peril.
  40. reproductive rights
    The Legal Fight Over Alabama’s Abortion Law BeginsOther, less drastic abortion laws are more likely to provide Supreme Court conservatives with the pretext to begin unraveling reproductive rights.
  41. abortion rights
    The Most Important Things to Know About Alabama’s Abortion BanThe bill is explicitly meant to challenge Roe v. Wade.
  42. abortion rights
    We Have No Idea How Scary Our Abortion Future Will GetSo-called heartbeat bills should be swatted away by the Supreme Court. But will they?
  43. abortion rights
    We Have No Idea How Scary Our Abortion Future Will GetSo-called heartbeat bills should be swatted away by the Supreme Court. But will they?
  44. the national circus
    Frank Rich: This Constitutional Crisis Probably Won’t Be Trump’s LastHis stonewalling of Congress is unprecedented, but the ultimate crisis may arrive if the Supreme Court rules against him, or he loses in 2020.
  45. gerrymandering
    Federal Court Strikes Down GOP Gerrymander in OhioThe judges ruled that the maps were so severely biased in the GOP’s favor they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters.
  46. vision 2020
    Why Republicans Might Not Mind Losing the White House in 2020If Republicans hang onto the Senate in 2020 and have the power to obstruct, they might decide their future looks brighter without the 45th president.
  47. census
    Trump Just Confirmed His Administration Is Lying in Census CaseThe White House says it needs to ask Census respondents about their citizenship to enforce the Voting Rights Act. Trump just told a different story.
  48. impeachment
    Trump Proves Yet Again That He Doesn’t Understand the ConstitutionThe president tweeted that he’d ask the Supreme Court to save him from impeachment. That’s not how it works.
  49. census
    How Disastrous Is Adding a Citizenship Question to the Census?Benjamin Hart and Ed Kilgore discuss SCOTUS’s apparent willingness to let the Trump administration get away with undercounting the population.
  50. supreme court
    Supreme Court Telegraphs Approval for Adding Citizenship Question to CensusIf the decision goes the way it appears to be going, states with many immigrants will lose federal funds and all sorts of political clout.
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