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Judicial Branch news and analysis from The Nation
April 18, 2018
The Legal System Needs to Catch Up With the #MeToo Movement
It is nearly impossible to successfully sue for sexual harassment in the workplace—here’s what we can do to change that.
April 4, 2018
A Stunning Victory Against the NRA in Wisconsin
A key election result suggests that the gun lobby’s influence may be waning in critical swing states.
January 30, 2018
How the Courts Have Stymied Trump
Along with citizen activism, they have proven to be an important safeguard of constitutional liberty—but the Supreme Court has yet to weigh in.
January 24, 2018
Why Does Our Justice System Fight So Hard to Keep Innocent People Behind Bars?
Mark Godsey was a “prosecutor’s prosecutor” who didn’t think there were any innocent people in prison. Then he began supervising his law school’s Innocence Project, and realized his assumptions were all wrong.
November 30, 2017
Trump Is… Forever?
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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.
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.