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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. more

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If Donald Trump can issue a “Presidential Alert” to everyone’s cell phone, it’s only fitting to issue a Beer Warning Alert as well. more

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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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Guaranteed to maintain privilege 24/7. more

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

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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

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

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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

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The controversial judge’s confirmation would represent a tremendous threat to millions of Americans—and we can easily prevent it. more

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Countries like Ireland and Argentina are repealing or reforming archaic laws on abortion. The United States is regressing. more

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Saqib Bhatti from the Action Center on Race and the Economy explains how different decisions by the Supreme Court work together and harm working people. more

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Union supporters say Janus is a big blow, but for many educators like me, it will be nothing new. The question is, what are the practical effects? more

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Phil Roeder

Partisan gerrymandering has long exasperated the Supreme Court. more

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Franz Jantzen

The case could embolden other states to take steps to disenfranchise minorities, homeless, low-income, and people with disabilities—i.e., those who tend to vote Democratic. more

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The case took aim at deceptive advertising that undermines and confuses women about their treatment options. more

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If the legal theories advanced by Janus’s attorneys seem like a smokescreen to obscure a political attack on unions, that’s because they are. more

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Stephanie Astono Salim

Marriage equality in the United States is a vulnerable right. It was gained in a courtroom, and that is where it could be lost. more

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George Hodan

The stakes are not merely about the arcane and obscure slicing and dicing of district boundaries, but raise far more fundamental questions about the increasing threats to real democracy in the United States. more

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    Dennis Brack

    A 28.4 MG IMAGE OF: Ray Robinson Jr. being arrested at the Supreme Court for lowering flag to half mast in June 1968 PHOTO BY DENNIS BRACK B 5

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