2020 Shows That the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral

It doesn’t just distort presidential elections. It infects the entire political process.

#electoral-college, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #lee-michael-s-1971, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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The Supreme Court Is Now 6-3. What Does That Mean?

Will we see a cohesive conservative alliance? Or a disparate group of conservative justices?

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Has the Court Learned Nothing From Bush v. Gore?

Apparently not.

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Woman Who Mailed Threat to Susan Collins Gets 30 Months in Prison

Suzanne Muscara, 38, sent a threatening letter to the senator’s home in 2018 after becoming upset with her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, the authorities said.

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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.

#absentee-voting, #barrett-amy-coney, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roberts-john-g-jr, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Kavanaugh Fixes Error in Election Opinion After Vermont Complaint

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh made a correction to a concurring opinion after Vermont officials pointed out that he mistakenly said the state had not changed its election rules.

#absentee-voting, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vermont, #wisconsin

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As Supreme Court Weighs Election Cases, a New Life for Bush v. Gore

After two decades of legal obscurity, the ruling that handed the 2000 election to George W. Bush is getting fresh attention.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us

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The Supreme Court Should Stay Out of State Election Law

Allowing federal courts to muck around with state election laws is dangerous and destabilizing.

#barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #federal-courts-us, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2000, #rehnquist-william-h, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state

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A Question of Life and Death Looms for Amy Coney Barrett

If confirmed, she may soon have to reconcile her Catholic morality and the law over a death penalty case.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #capital-punishment, #constitution-us, #criminal-justice, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #francis, #freedom-of-religion, #john-paul-ii, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prisons-and-prisoners, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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Justice Kavanaugh Unlocked Ways to Fight Foreign Interference

He made clear the constitutional rights of foreign actors abroad cannot be violated, because they have no constitutional rights.

#campaign-finance, #constitution-us, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats, Facing Critical Supreme Court Battle, Worry Feinstein Is Not Up to the Task

Ms. Feinstein, 87, has slowed in recent years and limited her public profile, leading some Democrats to wonder if she can lead them through a consequential confirmation process.

#barrett-amy-coney, #democratic-party, #feinstein-dianne, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #politics-and-government, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meet a Secret Trump Voter

‘Being a lesbian who’s voting for Trump is like coming out of the closet again.’

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #ford-christine-blasey, #harris-kamala-d, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sanders-bernard, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A.O.C. and the Daughter Defense

Sorry, Ted Yoho. Having daughters doesn’t get you a sexism free pass.

#house-of-representatives, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #yoho-ted

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How a Conservative Supreme Court and Trump’s Appointees Declared Their Independence

The Supreme Court’s dismissal of President Trump’s claims of immunity was a reminder that institutional prerogatives still matter in Washington, even in a time of extreme partisanship.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Conservative Court and Trump’s Own Appointees Declare Their Independence

The Supreme Court’s dismissal of President Trump’s claims of immunity was a reminder that institutional prerogatives still matter in Washington, even in a time of extreme partisanship.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Conservatives, Don’t Give Up on Your Principles or the Supreme Court

Some are turning away from a founding idea, originalism.

#constitution-us, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Chief Justice Roberts Solved His Abortion Dilemma

For the moment, the right to choose is safe. But the outlook is ominous.

#abortion, #breyer-stephen-g, #constitution-us, #degravelles-john-w-1948, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #louisiana, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #texas, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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Progressives Begin New Push to Elevate Supreme Court as a Campaign Issue

The first step in the project is $2 million in ads in competitive states highlighting the consequences for the court if President Trump secures a second term.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #demand-justice-nonprofit, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Not to Outlaw Abortion

The restiveness of abortion opponents is working against them.

#abortion, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.

#baron-martin-d, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #black-people, #boston-globe, #discrimination, #espn, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #graham-katharine, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #khashoggi-jamal, #los-angeles-times, #lowery-wesley, #miami-herald, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #newspapers, #pulitzer-prizes, #race-and-ethnicity, #roman-catholic-church, #social-media, #starr-kenneth-i, #trump-donald-j, #undefeated-the-web-site, #washington-post

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The Supreme Court Defines ‘Sex’ in Its Title VII Ruling

We’ll soon find out whether the court inflames the culture wars or cools them as its term winds down.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #discrimination, #gorsuch-neil-m, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kennedy-anthony-m, #mackinnon-catharine-a, #oconnor-sandra-day, #rehnquist-william-h, #scalia-antonin, #sexual-harassment, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court Stays Execution of Texas Inmate Over Issue of Spiritual Adviser

Ruben Gutierrez’s lawyers argued that he had the right to have a Christian chaplain present during his execution.

#alabama, #capital-punishment, #chaplains, #clergy, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #freedom-of-religion, #gutierrez-ruben-inmate, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #murphy-patrick-henry-jr, #paxton-ken, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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The Supreme Court Says Gay Rights Are Civil Rights

The Supreme Court says you can’t be fired for being gay or transgender.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #discrimination, #gorsuch-neil-m, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kennedy-anthony-m, #scalia-antonin, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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The Supreme Court, Too, Is on the Brink

The polarization roiling the country has the Supreme Court in its grip.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #california, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #federal-state-relations-us, #freedom-of-religion, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j

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Does John Roberts Need to Check His Own Biases?

Evidence from recent Supreme Court arguments suggests that the chief justice, like most people, may have ideological and gender blind spots.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #breyer-stephen-g, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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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?

#american-bar-assn, #american-constitution-society-for-law-and-policy, #article-iii-project, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #federalist-society, #gorsuch-neil-m, #hatch-orrin-g, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mcconnell-mitch, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #trump-donald-j, #walker-justin-r

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Trump’s Bid to the Supreme Court to Stand Above the Law

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue the president’s claim that he has absolute immunity while in office.

#bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #constitution-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-privilege-doctrine-of, #federal-courts-us, #immunity-from-prosecution, #justice-department, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #manhattan-nyc, #mazars-usa, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #scalia-antonin, #starr-kenneth-w, #subpoenas, #supreme-court-us, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Tara Reade, Joe Biden and the #MeToo Trap

Don’t compare the case against Joe Biden to the one against Brett Kavanaugh.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #ford-christine-blasey, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reade-tara, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Joe Biden and the Presumption of Innocence

Being heard is not, and should never be, the same thing as being believed.

#metoo-movement, #ansari-aziz, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brzezinski-mika, #democratic-party, #ford-christine-blasey, #franken-al, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #reade-tara, #senate, #sexual-harassment

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Biden Will Address Tara Reade’s Allegation on MSNBC on Friday

After weeks of silence that prompted Democratic frustration, Joe Biden will discuss a former Senate aide’s allegation of sexual assault on “Morning Joe.”

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #mcconnell-mitch, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reade-tara, #republican-party, #sex-crimes

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A Precedent Overturned Reveals a Supreme Court in Crisis

Separate opinions in a case show nine justices pursuing agendas far removed from the dispute at hand.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #breyer-stephen-g, #constitution-us, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gorsuch-neil-m, #jury-system, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #powell-lewis-f-jr, #sixth-amendment-us-constitution, #sotomayor-sonia, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #swann-darius-1924-2020, #thomas-clarence

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The Biden Accusation

And after the pandemic, socialism?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #ford-christine-blasey, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reade-tara, #russia, #senate, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What to Do With Tara Reade’s Allegation Against Joe Biden?

A sexual assault accusation against the presumptive Democratic nominee is being used to troll the #MeToo movement.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #ford-christine-blasey, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #news-and-news-media, #putin-vladimir-v, #reade-tara, #russia, #senate, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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A Conservative Agenda Unleashed on the Federal Courts

President Trump’s imprint on the nation’s appeals courts has been swift and historic. He has named judges with records on a range of issues important to Republicans — and to his re-election.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #gorsuch-neil-m, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #immigration-and-emigration, #katsas-gregory-g, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #mcconnell-mitch, #menashi-steven-j, #rao-neomi, #religion-state-relations, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #thapar-amul-r, #trump-donald-j, #willett-don-r

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Will Kavanaugh Provide Cover for Trump?

Given his views on executive power, it is unclear whether he will stand up to the president’s claim to be immune from prosecution.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #constitution-us, #federal-courts-us, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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