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Judicial Branch news and analysis from The Nation
October 11, 2021
The Long Shadow of Anita Hill’s Testimony
Three decades after Anita Hill brought sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, Black women are still waiting for justice.
October 8, 2021
This Is How You Smack Down Texas’s Abortion Ban
On Wednesday, a federal judge in Texas suspended SB 8. His ruling offers a step-by-step legal guide to striking down the law for good.
October 6, 2021
Stephen Breyer Is Getting Paid to Play Hamlet
Rather than retiring, the justice is milking his moment in the sun—publishing a book, giving interviews, and defending his decision not to step down.
October 1, 2021
Why Are the Democrats Handing the Judicial Branch Over to the GOP?
Democrats have a chance to reclaim the courts from conservatives by pushing to fill judicial vacancies and expanding the courts. They’re doing neither.
August 31, 2021
“Roe v. Wade” Will Functionally Cease to Exist in Texas
Unless the Supreme Court steps in, the country’s most dangerous anti-abortion law will go into effect, banning abortions after six weeks and placing a cash bounty on providers.
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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
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, 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.