Category Archives: Supreme Court

Can the Republic Strike Back?

By Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine’s Intelligencer Whatever else it will be, Tuesday will be a relief. We will finally find out where we are in the surreal dystopia of the last two years. We will see, in a … Continue reading

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Is The Supreme Court Facing A Legitimacy Crisis?

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh dropped the demeanor of a neutral jurist and launched into a deeply partisan speech. The use of such nakedly political rhetoric during … Continue reading

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How Kavanaugh Will Change The Supreme Court

By Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight Since July, when President Trump announced his most recent nomination to the Supreme Court, FiveThirtyEight has been analyzing the effects of a potential Justice Kavanaugh — a potential that is now reality. Kavanaugh was confirmed … Continue reading

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Is Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination in Big Trouble?

By John Cassidy in the New Yorker So much for all the talk. The real question is: Will the White House and Republican leaders actually allow a potentially sensational set of hearings, with all the political risks that would entail, … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Controversial, House of Representatives, Supreme Court

He had no idea Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be presiding over his naturalization ceremony

By Meagan Flynn of the Washington Post Throughout her speech, 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg emphasized the country’s constant state of change. Detailing the lowest points, from slavery and denying women the vote, she quoted Alexis de Tocqueville: “The greatness … Continue reading

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