Writing for us back in the 1980s, Judge, now a key figure in the Kavanaugh drama, displayed a concern for social justice, and a progressive vision for the world. more



The White House

Media coverage of the hearings has hardened into a dangerous and wrongheaded parallel that both Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh are victims. more

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Power, privilege, white male prerogative—that’s the backdrop of the Kavanaugh hearings. more


A classmate of Kavanaugh’s wrote a book about alcoholism during his teen years at Georgetown Prep. The book features a character named “Bart O’Kavanaugh” . . . more

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A 2007 decision completely disrespects people’s rights and their freedom of choice because of their disability. more


“His record of American flag and apple pie is unparalleled.” more


One advantage of declaring loyalty to precedent, history, and tradition is that it allows a distancing of oneself from the real-world effects of legal decisions. more


Kavanaugh begins his quest for the Supreme Court with a higher level of opposition than for any nominee since Bork’s 1987 nomination. more

Op-Eds 1 Comments

Recent rulings expose the high court’s anti-worker bias. more

Magazine 2 Comments

Ah yes, heading back to the good ol’ days when the Bill of Rights somehow co-existed with Jim Crow and women not being able to vote or hold office. more


From wedding cakes to the Muslim Ban to unions, the Trumpier Court is on the march. more



Wikimedia Commons

Here’s your recap of the jurisprudential carnage. more

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Ralph Chaplin

‘A Call for All Working People.’ more


Throughout his judicial career, Gorsuch has exhibited a deep disregard for the rights and well-being of Americans with disabilities. more



Elvert Barnes

The contrast between his coddling of corporations and his rebuff to women’s basic rights reveals a big-business bias crushing for actual human beings. more


It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds. more

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