Why Trump Will Fail in Michigan

His only success will be in ruining what should be the celebration of a successful election under highly challenging circumstances.

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Trump or No Trump, Religious Authoritarianism Is Here to Stay

Their unlikely ally may have lost the White House, but Christian nationalists still plan to win the war.

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Trump Loves to Use the Pardon Power. Is He Next?

There is little to be done right now about the president’s self-serving ways, but Congress can limit future abuses.

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Trump’s Election Fraud Claims Make No Headway on Legal Cases

The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

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With No Evidence of Fraud, Trump Fails to Make Headway on Legal Cases

The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

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Trump Can Try, but the Courts Won’t Decide the Election

Judges, like most Americans, will surely see that the winner should be chosen by no one other than voters.

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With His Path to Re-election Narrowing, Trump Turns to the Courts

The president pursued lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, and his campaign said it would demand a recount in Wisconsin.

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Did President Trump Keep His First-Term Promises? Let’s Look at 5 of Them

Mr. Trump won the presidency in 2016 after making more than 100 promises. Here’s where some stand four years later and what some of his supporters think of them.

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In Voting Cases, Chief Justice Roberts Is Alone but in Control

While the chief justice’s views have not been fully endorsed by any of his colleagues, they have so far prevailed in five recent disputes, delivering victories to both Democrats and Republicans.

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‘Fat and Happy’ With a Conservative Court, Are Republicans Losing a Winning Issue?

President Trump and his party pushed Justice Barrett’s confirmation through in record time. But they could find that satisfied voters, who no longer fear the specter of a liberal court, are also complacent.

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Murkowski, in a Turnabout, Says She Will Vote to Confirm Barrett

The iconoclastic Alaska Republican said she remained opposed to filling the Supreme Court seat so close to an election but could not hold that against a qualified nominee.

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Democrats Try to Shut Down Senate, Seeking to Stain Barrett Confirmation

Lacking the ability to block President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Democrats are using the final days of the debate to stoke outrage among voters about the rush to confirm her.

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‘Vile, Racist Postings’ by N.Y. Court Officers Included Obama in a Noose

A new report found pervasive examples of racial bias — some explicit, some subtle — in New York State’s court system.

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Federal Appeals Courts Emerge as Crucial for Trump in Voting Cases

Federal district courts have tended to rule for Democrats in litigation over how to run the election, but appeals courts, well stocked with the president’s nominees, are blocking them.

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G.O.P.-Appointed Judges Threaten Democracy, Liberals Seeking Court Expansion Say

A new study found a partisan pattern in rulings that could make it easier or harder to vote, fueling a debate among Democrats over court packing.

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Democrats’ Anger Over Barrett Could Have Big Consequences in the Senate

Republicans’ decision to push through a Supreme Court confirmation fuels the prospect for big changes to minority power should Democrats take the majority.

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Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and ‘WAP’: You Asked, We Answered

Michelle and Ross respond to listener mail and debate court packing amid Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing.

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N.Y. Judge Mark Grisanti Shoves Buffalo Police Officer

The white New York State judge invoked his friendship with the mayor and ties to the police, raising questions about whether his status and race were factors.

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Republicans Close In on Barrett Confirmation to Supreme Court

The Senate Judiciary Committee lined up a vote for Oct. 22 on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, as Democrats warned Republicans would rue the day.

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With Barrett Nomination, a D.C. Conservative Power Couple Nears Its Dream

Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and Roger Severino, a senior health and human services official, have worked to reshape social policy and the courts they need to uphold it.

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Amy Coney Barrett, Vowing Independence, Is Haunted by Trump’s Demands

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is not the first Supreme Court nominee to profess her independence, but her task has been made far more complicated by the president who nominated her.

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Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Could Take Us Backward

In Amy Coney Barrett, Republicans are once again backing a Supreme Court nominee who could take us backward.

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Barrett, Vowing Independence, Is Haunted by Trump’s Demands

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is not the first Supreme Court nominee to profess her independence, but her task has been made far more complicated by the president who nominated her.

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Vatican Puts Priests on Trial Over Alleged Abuse Within Its Walls

One priest is accused of abusing an altar boy at a seminary near the pope’s residence, and the other of covering it up.

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Barrett, Declining to Detail Legal Views, Says She Will Not Be ‘a Pawn’ of Trump

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee refused to weigh in on critical matters that could come before the court, including health care, abortion rights and a possible election dispute.

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Amid the Barrett Hearing Choreography, a Near-Certain Outcome: Confirmation

Democrats pressed Judge Amy Coney Barrett more with the election in mind than out of any hope of derailing her rise to the Supreme Court.

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How a Justice Amy Coney Barrett Could Change the U.S.

If she lives as long as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she could still be on the court in 2059. What would she do?

#barrett-amy-coney, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #debatable, #supreme-court-us

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Leading Slovak Extremist Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail Over Use of Neo-Nazi Symbol

Marian Kotleba, the head of a neo-fascist political party, was convicted of spreading an ideology aimed at suppressing democratic rights and freedoms.

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Oh Now You Believe in Norms

The G.O.P. blocked Obama and quick pitched Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats must fight fire with fire.

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Republicans’ Galling Bad Faith About the Supreme Court

It’s way too late for the right to pretend to care about civic norms.

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Don’t Be So Sure a Justice Barrett Would Overturn Roe

She has already been called an extremist on questions of precedent. But in her writing, she has expressed a decidedly mainstream view.

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Supreme Court Hearing Presents a Big Stage, and Big Risks, for Harris

Though a junior member of the panel, the vice-presidential contender will draw heightened scrutiny as the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination.

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Leave Amy Coney Barrett’s Faith Out of This

Examine her jurisprudence, not her religious practice.

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Court Packing Can Be an Instrument of Justice

If Republicans replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett, they should pay a price.

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Donald Trump’s Alternate Constitutional Reality

The president — and Congress — should stop outsourcing the defense of the Constitution to judges.

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Wheel ’Em In! It’s Judge Amy Everywhere

Trump’s new nominee is on super-speed dial.

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There Is Too Much Happening

How can we possibly make sense of it all?

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Trump’s Diagnosis Imperils Quick Supreme Court Confirmation Timeline

With the president ill and a coronavirus outbreak engulfing Washington, Republicans vowed to press ahead with an election-season confirmation.

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Spotlighting Health Care, Democrats Seek to Use Court Fight to Damage Republicans

Senate Democrats forced a mostly symbolic vote on the Affordable Care Act, previewing their strategy of making the Supreme Court confirmation fight a referendum on health care, a top voter concern.

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The Right’s Relentless Supreme Court Justice Picking Machine

Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is the fruit of decades of activity by a tightly organized network.

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Why We Let White-Collar Criminals Get Away With Their Crimes

In “Big Dirty Money,” Jennifer Taub, a law professor, shows how the justice system caters to wealthy white-collar criminals at the expense of American taxpayers.

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Supreme Court Nominee Barrett Prepares to Meet Senators

The confirmation process cranked into motion on Capitol Hill as the Senate Judiciary Committee began scrubbing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s background.

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Democrats Don’t Want to Get Personal in Debate Over Coney Barrett

Joseph Biden and Democrats are wary of criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett that could be perceived as personal attacks. They will focus on the real-world impact she might have as a Supreme Court justice on health care and access to abortion.

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Barrett Clerked for Scalia. Conservatives Hope She’ll Follow His Path.

For years, the conservative movement has been searching for someone who could lead American jurisprudence to the right with the kind of intellectual rigor that conservatives say made Justice Antonin Scalia so effective for decades.

#barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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The Judicial Wars Started on Biden’s Watch. Can He End Them?

He reveres Senate custom and recognizes the courts’ essential role in shaping a policy agenda. Those dual instincts have perhaps never been in greater conflict.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ginsburg, Obama and the Lunch That Could Have Altered Supreme Court History

President Obama met with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hinting at retirement, but the art of nudging justices off the court is politically delicate and psychologically complicated.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #obama-barack, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Supreme Court Fight Might Be Exactly What America Needs

From the courts to Congress, we might need fewer embalming norms and more room for victories and defeat.

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As Trump Considers Amy Coney Barrett, He Faces a Tightrope

His pick is likely to galvanize Democrats while bringing him few new voters, and could hurt some Republican Senate incumbents. But the president needs to steer the debate away from the virus.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-senate, #lagoa-barbara, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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What Do We Do When Everything Is Coming Apart?

It turns out 1820 has a lot to tell us about 2020.

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Breonna Taylor and Perpetual Black Trauma

The system erased her as if she never existed.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #united-states

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