Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment

A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.

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We Know How America Got Such a Corporate-Friendly Court

Can the right really be realigned with the working class?

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What the Leaked Draft Opinion Means For the Conservative Legal Movement

For half a century, right-wing legal thinkers have been working toward the moment foretold by a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion.

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A Stanford Student Mocked the Federalist Society. It Jeopardized His Graduation.

The Stanford student sent a satirical flier that drew a complaint from the conservative group. The university then placed a hold on his diploma.

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Josh Hawley Is ‘Not Going Anywhere.’ How Did He Get Here?

The senator’s objection to the election results surprised some supporters. But interviews with dozens of people close to him show his growing comfort with doing what it takes to hold on to power.

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A Conservative Justice in Wisconsin Says He Followed the Law, Not the Politics

Like officials in Arizona and Georgia, Justice Brian Hagedorn is a longtime Republican who is now under fire for ruling against President Trump’s challenges to the election.

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In Unusually Political Speech, Alito Says Liberals Pose Threat to Liberties

The conservative justice’s pointed remarks, which he made in a speech to the Federalist Society, reflected thoughts he has expressed in his opinions.

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Amy Coney Barrett and the Republican Party’s Supreme Court

The quest to entrench political conservatism in the country’s highest court comes with a steep cost.

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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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Charles Koch’s Big Bet on Barrett

For almost 50 years, the multibillionaire has been pushing for a court unfriendly to regulation of the market. He may be on the brink of victory.

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Can Mitch McConnell Be Stopped?

If Republicans give Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat to some Federalist Society fanatic, Democrats should pack the court.

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Trump Might Try to Postpone the Election. That’s Unconstitutional.

He should be removed unless he relents.

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Trump Judges or Federalist Society Judges? Try Both

The group says it doesn’t endorse nominees for public office. Say what?

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Democrats Accuse Conservatives of a ‘Dark Money’ Bid to Influence Judges

A proposal to ban membership among judges in the Federalist Society has set off a partisan battle. The influential group has guided President Trump’s rightward overhaul of the judiciary.

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Judge Justin Walker Faces Scrutiny in Bid for Seat on Powerful Appeals Court

No stranger to partisan warfare at 37, Judge Justin Walker will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering him for a seat on the D.C. Court of Appeals.

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Trump Nominee Is Among Judges Opposed to Banning Membership in Conservative Group

Judge Justin Walker joined a bevy of judges, many appointees of the president, in railing against an ethics proposal on the Federalist Society.

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Who Is Really Running the Government?

With his new book, “In Deep,” David Rohde argues that there is no “deep state,” but that Donald Trump may be creating one of his own.

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