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Brett Kavanaugh news and analysis from The Nation
June 17, 2021
It’s 2021. Why Are Only Men Required to Register for the Draft?
Register women too! Or better yet, replace the military draft with national service open to all.
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May 21, 2021
Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever
In a recent decision, the man who argued he shouldn’t be judged by his youthful indiscretions had no problem sending young people to prison for life without parole.
May 18, 2021
The Supreme Court May Have Just Signed Roe v. Wade’s Death Warrant
The newly ultraconservative court has agreed to hear a direct challenge to the landmark 1973 abortion case—a move that can mean nothing good.
March 17, 2021
It’s Time to Investigate the FBI—for Its Deep-Fake Kavanaugh Investigation
While most Democrats seem resigned to Kavanaugh's presence on the Supreme Court, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is pushing to keep the case against him alive.
March 5, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Find New Ways to Disenfranchise Black Voters
If the court gives the go-ahead to two new, blatantly discriminatory voting laws, we can say goodbye to free and fair elections.
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December 1, 2020
If Senate Democrats Are Sick of Losing, They Should Try Fighting
As a first step, that means making Sheldon Whitehouse the Democratic leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
November 11, 2020
The Affordable Care Act May Live to Die Another Day
The oral arguments for the latest challenge to the ACA, played out before an ultraconservative Supreme Court, appeared to go about as well as anyone could have hoped.
October 27, 2020
Brett Kavanaugh Prepares to Upend Election Rules to Benefit Donald Trump
In a footnote to a concurrence that restricted vote counting in Wisconsin, the justice included an ominous reference to
Bush v. Gore.
October 13, 2020
The Democrats Might Actually Have a Strategy to Block Amy Coney Barrett
Democratic senators demonstrated unusual discipline as they hammered away at Barrett’s threat to the Affordable Care Act. The problem is, it may not be enough.
September 23, 2020
There Is Only One Way Out of This Crisis: Expand the Court
Expanding the Supreme Court may not be easy, but it’s the only constitutional way to address the Republicans’ cynical theft of at least two seats.