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Judicial Branch news and analysis from The Nation
June 16, 2021
Will Democratic Court Nominations Live Up to Biden’s Promises?
In spite of signs of increased diversity, some Democrats have insisted on sticking to a pro-corporate agenda.
June 15, 2021
McConnell Explains How He’ll Steal Another Supreme Court Pick From Another Democratic President
The Republican signals that if his party retakes the Senate, he’ll block Biden’s high court nominees in 2024—and very probably in 2023.
April 7, 2021
Can Biden Fix the Courts That Trump Broke?
There is no progressive future without a serious fight to reclaim the judiciary from the grips of conservative judges.
December 2, 2020
This Supreme Court Case Could Wreck the New Deal Legal Order
Cedar Point Nursery
, conservatives are invoking a Jim Crow version of property rights.
October 23, 2020
Dianne Feinstein Demonstrates Why Democratic Challenges to Democratic Incumbents Are Necessary
The California senator’s praise for the disastrous Amy Coney Barrett confirmation process played into Republican hands.
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October 22, 2020
It’s ‘Court Reform,’ Not Court Packing
But whatever they call it, Democrats should embrace fixing a Supreme Court that has become an unaccountable legislature in all but name.
October 21, 2020
What Amy Coney Barrett Means For the Climate
Roe v. Wade
and Obamacare aren’t the only things endangered by Republicans’ rushed Supreme Court nomination.
October 14, 2020
Can Trump Delay the Election? Amy Coney Barrett’s a Big Maybe on That One
For two day running, the court nominee has refused to say whether she will respect the clear intent of election laws and the Constitution.
October 13, 2020
Term Limit the Supreme Court
In the midst of another confirmation circus, Representative Ro Khanna proposes to stop the madness by limiting justices to single 18-year terms.
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.