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Neil Gorsuch news and analysis from The Nation
December 1, 2020
If Senate Democrats Are Sick of Losing, They Should Try Fighting
As a first step, that means making Sheldon Whitehouse the Democratic leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
September 23, 2020
There Is Only One Way Out of This Crisis: Expand the Court
Expanding the Supreme Court may not be easy, but it’s the only constitutional way to address the Republicans’ cynical theft of at least two seats.
July 17, 2020
The Trump Administration Is on a Capital Punishment Killing Spree
After 17 years, attorney General Bill Barr has resumed federal executions—and the conservatives on the Supreme Court approve.
June 16, 2020
The Supreme Court, Capital, and Queer Equality
This unexpected victory is cause for celebration. Now the fight moves out of the courtroom, to the shop floor—and the streets.
June 16, 2020
Neil Gorsuch Stuns the Nation, Does the Right Thing
In a forceful decision, the Supreme Court grants an emphatic victory to LGBTQ rights.
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May 13, 2020
SCOTUS May Have Just Decided to Exempt Trump From the Rule of Law
During landmark oral arguments on Trump’s tax returns, conservative justices made clear they think the president is above the law.
March 26, 2020
The Supreme Court Just Made It Easier to Get Away With Discrimination
What makes the decision all the more terrible is that the court ruled unanimously to weaken the civil rights protection at the center of the case.
January 31, 2020
Our Courts Are a Growing Threat to Democracy
The judiciary is reshaping fundamental policies with no concern for what the majority of Americans actually want.
April 3, 2019
Neil Gorsuch Just Made Death Worse
In an appalling majority opinion, Gorsuch endorses pain-filled deaths for people subjected to capital punishment.
September 17, 2018
How the US Supreme Court Lost Its Legitimacy
The far right has long sought to limit access to authentic democratic governance. It’s succeeding.