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Judicial Branch news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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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.
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.