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Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Read more

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Chief Justice John Roberts rules the roost—and while he may be a swing vote, make no mistake: Roberts is no liberal. Read more

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Steve Nass

Cases on gerrymandering and the new Census citizenship question will shape the political playing field. Read more

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“The crazy thing is that the Indian Child Welfare Act is forty years old, and it’s still one of the least well-understood pieces of federal legislation, even by judges, in the country.” Read more

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Mary Duschene

Much time, energy, and money has been spent fighting the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine gender equity. But women aren’t just playing defense. Read more

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The idea for reinstating the citizenship question came from discussions including White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, both of whom have long histories as proponents of anti-immigrant policies. Read more

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If the court upholds partisan gerrymandering, it will be a bad day for democracy. Read more

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Office of Senator Ted Cruz

It hasn’t taken Kavanaugh long to show his true colors. The big reveal came on February 7, when he voted against a “stay” that will keep a draconian Louisiana abortion law from taking effect. Read more

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“On the Basis of Sex,” a flashy biopic, contributes to the pop-deification of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more

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Lorie Shaull

This is a moment anti-choice politicians and activists have been working toward for years. With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, state-level activism will be front-and-center for protecting reproductive rights in 2019. Read more

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“No person shall be…subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb…”—the Fifth Amendment. Read more

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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

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

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The White House

The Trump Administration lauded Kavanaugh as a judge who “protects American businesses from illegal job-killing regulation.” 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

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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. Read more

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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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Guaranteed to maintain privilege 24/7. Read more

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

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