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Judicial Branch news and analysis from The Nation
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 30, 2020
Hillary Clinton Warned Us We Had to Get Serious About the Supreme Court
We really should have listened.
September 28, 2020
Trump and McConnell Are Undoing the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Legitimacy
A rush to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the eve of an election jeopardizes the credibility of the judicial branch.
September 11, 2020
A Judicial ‘Shitshow’ Blocks Absentee Ballots in Wisconsin
Just as municipal clerks were preparing to mail 1 million ballots to voters, the state Supreme Court halted the process.
August 24, 2020
How Yale Became the Latest Target in the Plot to Kill Affirmative Action
In the coming days, the DOJ will borrow a page from the conservative playbook and likely sue Yale for violating the rights of white and Asian students.
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June 25, 2020
The Rule of Law Is Being Gutted Because ‘Moderate’ Republicans Stayed Silent
Never-Trumpers and other GOPers could have stopped the rise of people like William Barr, Michael Flynn, and Neomi Rao—but they didn’t.
May 15, 2020
Lame-Duck Injustice: Wisconsin’s Latest Political Horror Story
A Supreme Court justice who was rejected by voters last month cast the deciding vote against maintaining protections against the spread of Covid-19.
April 6, 2020
Meet the Next Brett Kavanaugh
Justin Reed Walker is 38, has almost no judicial experience, and hates the ACA. Now he’s about to get Kavanaugh’s old seat on the second most powerful court.
April 6, 2020
Wisconsin’s In-Person Voting Threatens Health and Democracy
Officials can protect voters by adopting a plan for extended absentee balloting.
April 2, 2020
Republicans Are Using the Covid-19 Crisis to Kill Abortion Rights
GOP governors have begun banning abortion during the Covid-19 crisis, creating a precedent that might be too cruel for conservative judges to pass up.