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Judicial Branch news and analysis from The Nation
November 30, 2017
Trump Is… Forever?
November 28, 2017
The CFPB Case Is a First Look at Trump’s Legal System
A Trump-appointed judge will hear a challenge to Trump’s legally dubious move.
October 3, 2017
Will the Supreme Court Prevent Employees From Bringing Workplace Grievances Collectively?
Many workers are forced into arbitration, so they’ve tried to arbitrate collectively. The case the Supreme Court heard yesterday could put an end to that.
June 16, 2017
Trump Is Appointing Racist Fake-News Purveyors to the Federal Bench
A radical transformation of the judiciary is underway.
May 31, 2017
The Outcome of This Obscure Lawsuit Could Undermine Constitutional Government
The Georgia Supreme Court is about to decide whether citizens can sue the state. It’s chilling to imagine what could happen if the justices say they cannot.
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May 2, 2017
Meet Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Attorney General Who Shut Down Trump’s Muslim Ban
Now a toast of the progressive community, Ferguson views the law as a profoundly moral enterprise.
April 5, 2017
Jeff Merkley’s Heroic Fight Against Gorsuch Is a Fight for the Constitution
The Oregon senator filibustered for more than 15 hours to challenge the awarding of a stolen seat to Trump’s nominee.
March 27, 2017
Neil Gorsuch’s Own Testimony Clearly Disqualifies Him
The nominee failed to outline even minimal concerns about the GOP’s judicial coup.
February 16, 2017
The Real Danger in Trump’s Attacks on Judges
He’s repeating the right-wing libel of “judicial overreach”—but he’s also challenging the bedrock principle of judicial supremacy on constitutional questions.
December 21, 2016
Mitch McConnell Assaulted the Constitution (and Got Away With It)
The senator refused to perform his duty in rejecting any consideration of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.