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Steve Fraser: The Trump Supreme Court Is Nothing New

Has the Trump Supreme Court gone rogue? Certainly, its recent judicial blitzkrieg has run roughshod over a century’s worth of settled law.

September 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Jenny Breen: The ‘Raw Judicial Power’ of Samuel Alito Is an Attack on Dignity, Autonomy, and Progress

What is the end game here for the U.S. Supreme Court’s right-wing majority? It’s not pretty.

May 6, 2022 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Rape as Opportunity

Despite the longtime support of up to three-quarters of Americans for that fundamental right, GOP lawmakers have introduced 536 bills in 42 states to restrict or outright ban abortion, all in lethal preparation for SCOTUS’ anticipated reversing or at least gutting of Roe when it hears arguments on Mississippi’s post-15-week abortion ban in June.

May 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Lisa Graves: Who Bankrolled Ginni Thomas as She Sought to Overthrow the 2020 Election?

And who funded the $1.5 million ad buy attacking Ketanji Brown Jackson and promoting justice Thomas?

May 4, 2022 · 1 Comment

H. Patricia Hynes: Abortion | What a Complex Web They Weave

Misogyny and injustice fuel the control of women’s bodies.

February 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sarah Lahm: The United States Lets Violence Against Women Thrive

From racist and xenophobic attacks against Muslim women, to the likelihood of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, it’s clear that women’s lives carry little value.

December 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Randy Baker: According to US Supreme Court, Right to Buy an Election More Protected Than Right to Vote in One

The extraordinary lengths to which the Court has shown it will go to enable the rich to effectively buy elections with its blithe disregard for the rights of people should … Continue reading

August 27, 2021 · 2 Comments

Chris Winters: Does Every Vote Still Count?

As far as crises of democracy go, this should be a hair-on-fire moment.

July 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

Kathleen O’Toole: First Street Shiva for RBG

Think of all the prayers rising
today with daughters and granddaughters held up
to see her uplifted catafalque, its red, white and blue
against the white marble

March 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Neta Crawford, et al.: Biden wins – what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court

Three scholars discuss what a Biden presidency may have in store in three key areas: race, the Supreme Court and foreign policy.

November 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Amy Coney Barrett discusses the role of the Supreme Court (2016)

In this 2016 lecture, Amy Coney Barrett discusses her view of the role of the U.S. Supreme Court and her interpretation of the Constitution.

October 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jonathan Entin: Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court

When Ginsburg started her work in the 1960s, the Supreme Court had never invalidated any type of sex-based rule. Worse, it had rejected every challenge to laws that treated women worse than men.

September 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

Derek W. Black: Congressional oversight is at the heart of America’s democracy

The people can fire Congress every two years, but they rely on their representatives to hold the White House accountable all the time. Americans need Congress to make sure presidents and their staff are enforcing the law in ways that meet the public’s needs.

April 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: The Left is Right to Support Increased Unionization

The pre-Kavanaugh Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCMEgave the rightwing a new victory in its long-term class war to destroy unions in the United States. In a 5-4 ruling, the … Continue reading

January 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

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