A 13-year-old boy spent three months in a juvenile facility – including time in solitary confinement – because he could not pay a $500 fine for skipping school. Read more


Is packing the court “necessary to save democracy”? Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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

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


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


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

Op-Eds 1 Comments

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


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



Ralph Chaplin

‘A Call for All Working People.’ Read more


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

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