The Supreme Court Is the Final Word on Nothing

It, too, can be checked and balanced.

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Why the 14th Amendment Should Protect Fetal Life

The unborn child’s state of existential dependence upon its mother, not its autonomy, makes it especially entitled to care, nurture and legal protection.

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Protection of the Rights to Contraception and Same-Sex Marriage and Intimacy Is in the Constitution

Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.

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Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything

Her testimony delivered shocking and consequential revelations, but they have hardly been the only ones.

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Abortion Ruling Poses New Questions About How Far Supreme Court Will Go

The decision overruling Roe v. Wade exposed internal divisions among conservative justices about reconsidering other rights.

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Pregnancy Can Affect the Body Forever. Have Abortion Foes Reckoned With That?

Yes, if women are required to go through the ultimate stress test, their liberty is curtailed.

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America Almost Took a Different Path Toward Abortion Rights

Roe v. Wade was never expected to be the case that made history.

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If You Think Republicans Will Stop at Overturning Roe, You Aren’t Paying Attention

No one wages a generational battle to reshape American society for the sake of a partial victory.

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America Is Not Ready for the End of Roe v. Wade

Americans are about to lose a constitutional right. It’s worth fighting for.

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On Abortion, Beware the Feminism of Justice Alito

Women apparently have advanced so far, they no longer need guaranteed access to abortion.

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Gorsuch Calls for Overruling ‘Shameful’ Cases on U.S. Territories

The justice urged his colleagues to revisit the Insular Cases, which denied full constitutional protection to unincorporated territories. A petition filed last week gives them a chance.

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Only the Feds Can Disqualify Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene

State courts or elections boards lack jurisdiction in keeping alleged insurrectionists off a congressional ballot.

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Legal Effort Expands to Disqualify Republicans as ‘Insurrectionists’

New lawsuits target Representatives Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, as well as Mark Finchem, a candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claiming they are barred from office under the 14th Amendment.

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Cawthorn Challenge Raises the Question: Who Is an ‘Insurrectionist’?

The challenge to Representative Madison Cawthorn’s re-election bid could set a precedent to challenge other Republicans who encouraged the Jan. 6 attack.

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Madison Cawthorn Challenge Raises the Question: Who Is an ‘Insurrectionist’?

The challenge to Representative Madison Cawthorn’s re-election bid could set a precedent to challenge other Republicans who encouraged the Jan. 6 attack.

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Does Jan. 6 Disqualify Some Republicans From Re-election?

Why a section of the 14th Amendment could offer a challenge to Madison Cawthorn and others running for office this year.

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Cori Bush and AOC Are Right About Jan. 6 and 1866

The Fourteenth Amendment shouldn’t just be about the Civil War. 

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What Keeping American Democracy Alive Looks Like

The historian Martha S. Jones documents the marginalized groups that forged the country’s political system.

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Biden Can End Debt-Ceiling Sabotage Once and for All

The 14th Amendment offers a way out.

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Martinsville 7 Are Pardoned by Virginia 70 Years After Execution for Rape

For decades, family members of the men, known as the Martinsville Seven, contended that they were denied due process. Gov. Ralph S. Northam agreed.

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Will the Supreme Court Write Guantánamo’s Final Chapter?

The justices may get a chance to redeem the court’s own failed promises.

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The Authoritarian Plan for a National Abortion Ban

Some on the right want the Supreme Court to go beyond ending Roe.

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What Has the Pro-Life Movement Won?

Donald Trump gave us a Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. But the fight against abortion may leave the current G.O.P. behind.

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Congress Should Bar Trump From Ever Holding Office

Congress can invoke its constitutional power to bar the president from holding office again.

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A Covid-19 Relief Fund Was Only for Black Residents. Some Left Out Sued.

Oregon earmarked $62 million to explicitly benefit Black individuals and business owners. Now some of the money is in limbo after lawsuits alleging racial discrimination.

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Has the Court Learned Nothing From Bush v. Gore?

Apparently not.

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What About the Rest of the Constitution?

Amy Coney Barrett’s originalism ignores the significance of the second American Revolution.

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The Massacre That Emboldened White Supremacists

The 1873 murders of dozens of former slaves in a flyspeck Louisiana town still reverberate.

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Supreme Court Bans Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts for Serious Crimes

The badly fractured decision, affecting defendants in two states, continued a debate among the justices over the power of precedent.

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