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  • September 25, 2000

    Acting for Justice

    The two entertainment unions, already angered over runaway production, have tenaciously met the challenge and escalated the fight.

    Marc Cooper

  • September 25, 2000

    Color and the Court

    The project of racial reconciliation and historical correction is "constitutional" in the deepest, multiple senses of that word.

    Christopher Edley Jr.

  • September 25, 2000

    For Some, Choice Gets Harder

    Right now, there are three votes on the Court to get rid of Roe altogether and often four or five to impose costly, chilling and burdensome regulations on the exercise of that right by the patient and her doctor.

    Susan Estrich

  • September 25, 2000

    Putting a Radical Right Team on the Bench

    The future of the Supreme Court is the most important issue in the most important election year since 1932. Progressive Americans should treat it that way. The radical right does.

    Ralph G. Neas

  • September 25, 2000

    First Amendment for the Rich?

    At stake is whether the twenty-first-century First Amendment will be a protector of the powerful or a resource for the weak and disfranchised.

    Burt Neuborne


  • September 25, 2000

    Is the Wall Crumbling?

    The current Supreme Court is so divided on fundamental questions of separation of church and state. that the appointment of one or two conservative Justices could well tip the balance and jettison key historical principles.

    Norman Redlich

  • September 25, 2000


    Our readers and Ellen Schrecker and Maurice Isserman on "The Right's Cold War Revision."

    Our Readers

  • September 25, 2000

    Earth in the Judicial Balance

    To date, the Rehnquist Court's environmental record has been mixed. While no darling of the greens, neither has it been consistently "brown."

    James Salzman

  • September 25, 2000

    The Supreme Court Issue

    The Rehnquist Court's paeans of praise for state government are belied by reality.

    Herman Schwartz

  • September 24, 2000

    Why Dubya Can’t Read

    The poor guy is obviously dyslexic, and dyslexic to the point of near-illiteracy.

    Christopher Hitchens