The Supreme Court’s Fighting Words

Dobbs and Bruen revealed the sweeping terribleness of the current court’s reasoning.

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In 6-to-3 Ruling, Supreme Court Ends Nearly 50 Years of Abortion Rights

The decision will lead to all but total bans on the procedure in about half of the states.

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June 24, 2022: The Day Chief Justice Roberts Lost His Court

Outflanked by five impatient and ambitious justices to his right, the chief justice has become powerless to pursue his incremental approach.

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Abortion Questions for Justice Alito and His Supreme Court Allies

Isn’t having to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term the same as forced labor?

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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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How Roe Warped the Republic

Why Roe v. Wade may be overturned by the very forces of polarization it unleashed.

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Women Are Invisible in Justice Alito’s Abortion Opinion

He would erase the right to abortion without acknowledging the impact on women and on the constitutional understanding of sex equality.

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Roe, on the Edge

Roe v. Wade seems to be on the cusp of falling.

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U.S. Navy to Name Ship After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The ship, a replenishment oiler, is designed to carry fuel to the Navy’s operating carrier strike groups.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, Facing Senators for Fourth Time, Knows the Confirmation Playbook

In her Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week, the judge will draw on her earlier experiences and those of her predecessors.

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Biden Is Right to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court must be an representative institution in touch with all of American life.

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After Breyer

The latest on the coming Supreme Court nomination.

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Does the Supreme Court Need More Justices?

The cases for and against altering the court.

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The Persistent Gender Gap at the Supreme Court Lectern

More than 40 years after Ruth Bader Ginsburg last appeared as a lawyer at the Supreme Court, relatively few women argue cases there.

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Trump Weaponized the Supreme Court

The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.

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Is the Supreme Court on Its Way to Becoming a Conservative Bastion?

Linda Greenhouse’s “Justice on the Brink” looks back at the Supreme Court’s last year, with intimations of what we can expect in the future.

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Supreme Court Revises Its Procedure for Arguments

The court, which is hearing major cases on abortion and guns, has revised its procedures to make sure that all justices are heard.

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A.C.L.U. Apologizes for Tweet That Altered Quote by Justice Ginsburg

The organization acknowledged that changing references from women to people was a mistake — albeit a well-intentioned one.

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The A.C.L.U. Errs on R.B.G.

A bad tweet reveals a rift over gender and reproduction.

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What Sandra Day O’Connor Stood For on the Supreme Court

Forty years after her appointment as the court’s first female justice, it’s worth reflecting on the path she took.

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Pauli Murray Should Be a Household Name. A New Film Shows Why.

The lawyer, activist and minister made prescient arguments on gender, race and equality that influenced Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Supreme Court Term Marked by Conservative Majority in Flux

The chief justice’s power waned, and the three Trump justices grew more influential. The term ended with an exclamation point, with the court imposing new limits on the Voting Rights Act.

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Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court’s Truth Teller

In her opinions, Justice Sotomayor explains how Supreme Court cases are part of a larger unfolding story of where the country finds itself. 

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The Free Ride May Soon Be Over for Anti-Abortion Politicians

Until now, the courts have saved them from their efforts to restrict the procedure.

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By 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Lifts Restrictions on Prayer Meetings in Homes

The court shifted direction in cases on Covid-related limits on religious services after Justice Amy Coney Barrett replaced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Justice Breyer Should Retire Right Now

If he doesn’t, Democrats run the very real risk that they would be unable to replace him.

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Our Lonely Chief Justice

A recent solitary dissent by John Roberts points to his isolation from the court’s other conservatives.

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Supreme Court Partly Backs Religious Challenge to California Virus Restrictions

The ruling followed a similar one in a case from New York and provided more evidence of a change in the court’s direction after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Chief Justice Praises the Courts’ Responses to the Pandemic

In a year that included an impeachment trial, the death of a colleague and the arrival of a new one, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s year-end report focused on the health crisis.

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Death Transformed a Year, and What May Lie Ahead

As Covid-19 swept the world, the killing of George Floyd galvanized a racial justice movement, and the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg upended the makeup of the Supreme Court.

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Justices Tell Federal Judge to Reconsider Virus Limits on California Churches

The move followed a decision last week lifting restrictions on religious services in New York.

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Choice

Will she join the Supreme Court’s grievance conservatives?

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An Election Day Message From R.B.G.’s Neighbor

To me and my wife, Sue, she was Ruth. And we know she’d want our nation to pick a president who reflects all of our better angels.

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Trump Mimics Coronavirus ‘Superspreader’ Event in Barrett Swearing In

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election.

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Amy Coney Barrett is Confirmed by Senate, Reshaping the Supreme Court

The vote capped a brazen feat for Republicans, who pushed through a Supreme Court nominee in little more than five weeks with the election looming.

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In Swearing In Barrett, Trump Defiantly Mimics ‘Superspreader’ Rose Garden Ceremony

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election.

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Wealthy Millennial Women Tend to Defer to Husbands on Investing

Even the most educated and high-achieving women do not participate equally with their husbands in long-term financial decision making, according to a study.

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Biden Punts on Expanding the Supreme Court, Calling for Bipartisan Review

The Democratic presidential nominee said he would appoint a bipartisan commission to examine whether an overhaul is needed to the judiciary and to make recommendations.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Native Daughter of Brooklyn, to Get a Statue in Her Hometown

The memorial, announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is one of several efforts to honor Justice Ginsburg in Brooklyn, where she grew up.

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What to Watch For in the Final Day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing

Questioning is over and senators have one more opportunity to state their case. What lies ahead as the hearing enters its final day?

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Barrett’s Testimony Is a Deft Mix of Expertise and Evasion

Judge Amy Coney Barrett demonstrated easy familiarity with Supreme Court precedents but said almost nothing about whether they should stand.

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Planned Parenthood’s Plan for Amy Coney Barrett

As one woman, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, stands ready to derail reproductive rights, another, Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson, stands ready to defend them.

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Parties Offer Divergent Portraits of Barrett as Senate Opens Hearings

Democrats will portray President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as an ideologue, while Republicans will paint her as an accomplished working mother.

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In Supreme Court Fight, McSally Sees a Chance to Reboot Her Senate Campaign

Martha McSally, the Arizona Republican, spent months trailing her opponent. By embracing Trump’s strategy to replace Ginsburg, can she close the gap?

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The Very Jewish R.B.G.

Back in the days of Clinton and Obama, Ginsburg’s presence on the bench was a symbol of progress. In the days of Trump, she was a bulwark.

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Trump Denounces Anti-Catholic Bias Even as He Attacks Biden’s Faith

President Trump has accused Joe Biden, a Catholic, of being “against God” and “against the Bible.” Of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, he has claimed about Democrats, “They’re going after her Catholicism.”

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How Barrett and the Court Fight Are Influencing Swing Voters

Americans who are still making up their minds in the presidential contest are weighing a complex set of issues and applying a range of viewpoints to the two candidates. They don’t fit neatly into partisan stereotypes.

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Why Voting in This U.S. Election Will Not Be Equal

The first episode of of our four-part series, Stressed Election, focuses on voter suppression in Georgia, where a growing Black and Latino population is on the precipice of exercising its political voice, if they get the chance to vote.

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Obamacare Returns as Galvanizing Issue After Ginsburg Death, Barrett Nomination

The health law had slipped in voter priorities, but the Supreme Court vacancy and November arguments in a case challenging its constitutionality, have given the Affordable Care Act new urgency.

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Voters Believe Winner of Election Should Fill Court Vacancy, Poll Shows

A Times/Siena College poll showed that 56 percent said the next president should nominate a Supreme Court justice. And Joe Biden retained a clear lead over President Trump, 49 to 41 percent.

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