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.
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.
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.
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?
H. Patricia Hynes: Abortion | What a Complex Web They Weave
Misogyny and injustice fuel the control of women’s bodies.
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.
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 →
Chris Winters: Does Every Vote Still Count?
As far as crises of democracy go, this should be a hair-on-fire moment.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →