We Know How America Got Such a Corporate-Friendly Court

Can the right really be realigned with the working class?

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To Cut Gas Prices, Congress Should Allow the U.S. to Sue OPEC

Congress should allow the Justice Department to sue OPEC for violating antitrust laws.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bush-george-w, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #russia, #scalia-antonin, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-economy

We Clerked for Justices Scalia and Stevens. America Is Getting Heller Wrong.

What we get wrong about District of Columbia v. Heller.

#firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #scalia-antonin, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #stevens-john-paul, #supreme-court-us

Gun Violence Is Like What Segregation Was. An Unaddressed Moral Stain.

How else to explain the resistance to dealing with it?

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Justice Thomas Should Take a Long Look in the Mirror

If Justice Thomas is genuinely concerned about the eroding faith in his own institution, the first thing he can do is look in the mirror.

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Roe, on the Edge

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

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The Problem of ‘Personal Precedents’ of Supreme Court Justices

Their efforts to seem consistent can clash with respect for precedent in the usual sense. But a new article argues that personal precedents have a role to play as legal building blocks.

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The Long Crusade of Clarence and Ginni Thomas

The Supreme Court justice and his wife battled for years for a more conservative America. New reporting shows how far she was willing to go after Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss.

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‘Constitutional Conservatives’ Have Some Reading Up to Do

When a “federal takeover of elections” is nothing of the kind.

#constitution-us, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #fifteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #hamilton-alexander, #pence-mike, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

The Supreme Court Has Gone Off the Rails

Justices who once derided judicial “meddling” are now meddlers themselves.

#barrett-amy-coney, #breyer-stephen-g, #constitution-us, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #gorsuch-neil-m, #gun-control, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roberts-john-g-jr, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #voting-rights-act-1965

When Politics Isn’t About Principle

From vaccine mandates to religious liberty, your allies often matter more than your ideology.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #becket-fund-for-religious-liberty, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-religion, #libertarianism-us-politics, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Conservative Lawyer Behind the Texas Abortion Law

Jonathan Mitchell has never had a high profile in the anti-abortion movement, but he developed and promoted the legal approach that has flummoxed the courts and enraged abortion rights supporters.

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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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The Supreme Court Is Making New Law in the Shadows

The justices are defying their procedural rules to rewrite the Constitution.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #religion-state-relations, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

Has the Court Learned Nothing From Bush v. Gore?

Apparently not.

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Amy Coney Barrett’s Originalism Threatens Our Freedoms

Do we really want out rights to be determined by the understandings of centuries ago?

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #bork-robert-h, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #scalia-antonin, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

Don’t Be So Sure a Justice Barrett Would Overturn Roe

She has already been called an extremist on questions of precedent. But in her writing, she has expressed a decidedly mainstream view.

#barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #scalia-antonin, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us

The Past, Present and Future of Amy Coney Barrett

The judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court has enthused conservatives. What does her record say about the role she might play as a justice?

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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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End the Poisonous Process of Picking Supreme Court Justices

I’m a libertarian-conservative. We need to depoliticize the court and appoint members to a single 18-year-term.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #constitutional-amendments, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #term-limits-political-office, #trump-donald-j

The Ginsburg-Scalia Act Was Not a Farce

There is a lot for us to learn, not just from their friendship, but from their intellectual combat.

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Shadow of Merrick Garland Hangs Over the Next Supreme Court Fight

The fight over the confirmation of Judge Garland in 2016 set the tone for an even more brutal battle over who should succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #democratic-party, #garland-merrick-b, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2016, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ginsburg Expected to Lie in Repose at the Supreme Court

Plans for a commemoration and services have yet to be made final, but large crowds are expected to pay their respects for a justice who became a feminist icon and liberal hero.

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Trump’s Leading Candidates to Fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court Vacancy

President Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.” Here is who might fill the seat.

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Who is on President Trump’s List of Supreme Court Nominees?

President Trump has vowed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.” Here is who might fill the seat.

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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.

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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.

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Gorsuch, Conservative Favorite Appointed by Trump, Leads Way on Landmark Decision

One conservative group said the justice had betrayed the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, whose seat on the court he has held since 2017.

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The Supreme Court, Too, Is on the Brink

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

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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.

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