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  1. labor
    To Truly Protect LGBTQ Workers, Get Rid of At-Will EmploymentWeak labor protections leave workers vulnerable to discrimination.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. supreme court
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital After Gallbladder TreatmentThe Supreme Court Justice underwent a non-surgical procedure for a “benign gallbladder condition.”
  13. 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.
  14. supreme court
    Someone Flushed During the Supreme Court’s Oral Argument LivestreamEven brilliant legal minds struggle with the “mute” button.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. covid-19
    Wisconsin Justices Voted Absentee Before Making Everyone Else Vote in PersonSafety for me, risk of infection for thee.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. abortion
    The Next Big Abortion Case Comes Down to John RobertsClinics and their attorneys must appeal to Chief Justice Roberts, a devout Catholic who has never voted against an abortion restriction.
  25. the national interest
    Trump Says Sotomayor, Ginsburg Have No Right to Judge His CasesSpurious demands for recusal before the court decides if he can hide his financial information forever.
  26. the alt-right
    This Obscure Foundation Helped Fund the Alt-RightA foundation funded by Seattle-area businessman Robert Rotella has helped keep organizations like Richard Spencer’s National Policy Institute afloat.
  27. immigration
    SCOTUS Green-Lights Expansion of Trump’s Self-Sufficiency Test for ImmigrantsThe administration could ultimately lose this case, but more likely it will get tougher to get a green card if you receive any public benefits.
  28. vision 2020
    Let’s Hear More About What 2020 Democrats Can Actually DoThe debates need to focus on how a Democratic president would use their power, and accomplish other goals that might be blocked by GOP lawmakers.
  29. phew
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She’s Starting 2020 ‘Cancer Free’The 86-year-old Justice was reportedly “sounding energized and speaking animatedly” in a recent interview.
  30. reproductive rights
    207 Congress Members Asked the Supreme Court to ‘Reconsider’ Roe v. WadeIn an amicus brief, 39 senators and 168 representatives called the landmark abortion ruling “radically unsettled precedent.”
  31. john roberts
    Man Who Gutted Voting Rights Says Americans ‘Take Democracy for Granted’John Roberts wants you to know that the unelected judges who keep sidelining voters and empowering plutocrats are the guardians of our democracy.
  32. vision 2020
    My Existential Dread of 2020The long-awaited reckoning with Trumpism is about to arrive.
  33. 2020 elections
    Collins Officially Running in 2020, in Race That Could Decide Senate ControlShe angered a lot of constituents with her pivotal support for Brett Kavanaugh, and will have a strong opponent.
  34. supreme court
    SCOTUS to Take Up Trump Tax and Financial Records CasesThe Court will hear three cases involving Congress and a state prosecutor, and its ruling may redefine the scope of presidential accountability.
  35. rbg
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘Doing Well’ After Brief HospitalizationRBG is “home and doing well” after a possible infection.
  36. immigration
    4 Undocumented Women on What the End of DACA Would Mean“Without DACA, I could lose both of my jobs. I would lose the support I give to my family … I would also lose faith that I have in this government.”
  37. supreme court
    Trump Won’t Own His DACA Decision. But the Supreme Court Might Choose to.The president has hidden behind spurious legalese in trying to remove protections for 700,000 Dreamers. Will John Roberts allow him to prevail anyway?
  38. 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.
  39. 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?
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. supreme court
    Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley Pushes Kavanaugh Impeachment ResolutionLeaders in the Democratic Party aren’t interested.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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