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Brett Kavanaugh news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
August 20, 2020
The DNC Refuses to Address the Elephant in the Room
The Supreme Court will be lost for a generation if Biden loses, dooming almost all progressive policy ideas. But no Democrats are talking about it.
June 30, 2020
John Roberts Is Not Your Friend
Despite his recent rulings on abortion, DACA, and LGBTQ rights, Roberts is no moderate. He’s a rock-ribbed Republican playing the long game.
June 16, 2020
Neil Gorsuch Stuns the Nation, Does the Right Thing
In a forceful decision, the Supreme Court grants an emphatic victory to LGBTQ rights.