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.

#barrett-amy-coney, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-religion, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #newsom-gavin, #places-of-worship, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

#ginsburg-ruth-bader, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

#barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcgill-johnson-alexis, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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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?

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #elections-senate, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #kelly-mark-e-1964, #mcsally-martha, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us

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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.

#ginsburg-ruth-bader, #jews-and-judaism, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.”

#barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roman-catholic-church, #trump-donald-j

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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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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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Trump Announces Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee

In choosing Judge Barrett, the president opted for the candidate most likely to thrill his conservative base and outrage his liberal opponents.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Barrett’s Record: A Conservative Who Would Push the Supreme Court to the Right

As an appeals court judge, her opinions have reflected those of her mentor, Justice Antonin Scalia, but with few of his occasional liberal rulings.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #trump-donald-j, #washington-dc

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Amy Coney Barrett Is No Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When it comes to the Supreme Court, we’ve been to this identity politics movie before.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #minorities, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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The Meaning of Amy Coney Barrett

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s likely successor could become a different kind of three-initialed icon.

#barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #schlafly-phyllis, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.

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Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court

The president’s nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Corona Coronation

“There won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.” How could the president makes his intentions any clearer?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #pence-mike, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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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Are Republican Judges Putting Their Thumbs on the Electoral Scale?

Recent decisions certainly suggest as much.

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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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A Battle Over the Battle for the Supreme Court

Jamelle Bouie joins the podcast for a debate on reforming the highest court in the land.

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Trump Booed as He Pays Last Respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The president was within shouting distance of angry protesters who chanted “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!”

#funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Lie in State on Friday. Here’s What That Means.

Justice Ginsburg will be the first woman to receive the posthumous tribute, joining a long list of representatives, senators and presidents.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Supreme Court Vacancy Polls: No Signs of a Shift After Death of Justice Ginsburg

Opinions about the Supreme Court vacancy and the coming fight over filling it seem poised to split along partisan lines.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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The Power of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Imagination

She was able to see a world where men and women would be treated equally.

#ginsburg-ruth-bader, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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Biden Gives Cautious Answers on Breonna Taylor and the Supreme Court

Asked by reporters about two issues of deep importance to Democrats, the party’s nominee was circumspect. The Biden campaign later released a fuller statement about Ms. Taylor.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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Ginsburg Clerks Remember Her as a Mentor Who Treated Them Like Family

With birthday cakes, baby clothes, meticulous edits and high standards, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg forged a personal bond with her clerks that transcended the legal profession.

#families-and-family-life, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #legal-profession, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Girl Wanted to Try Out for Boys Tennis. Ginsburg Helped Make it Happen.

In the early 1970s, a law professor named Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a case that paved the way for a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey to play on a boys’ high school team.

#abbe-seldin, #american-civil-liberties-union, #discrimination, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teaneck-nj, #tennis, #womens-rights

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A Capital Engulfed by Sadness and Rage

While Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was alive, the prospect of an epic political and cultural battle was averted. But her death has brought a particular whiplash of sorrow and anger to Washington.

#democratic-party, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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