Tag: Brett Kavanaugh

Neil Gorsuch Might Just Be the Supreme Court Justice Who Saves LGTBQ Workers’ Rights

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The rights of LGTBQ workers in the United States could hinge on one man: conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s first appointee to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in three cases that all deal with the same […]

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Supreme Court to Weigh In on Louisiana Abortion Law in What Is Expected to Be a Test of How Trump’s Conservative Picks Will Vote

Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during a a rally and protest in January 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced it would review an anti-abortion law out of Louisiana in a case being seen as […]

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The Kavanaugh Fight Left Wounds That Will Never Heal

It’s hard to see how The New York Times could have handled a new allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh any worse. Two of the Times’ reporters, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, wrote a book on last year’s corrosive confirmation battle. The paper published an essay adapted from it in its Sunday Review section. It included […]

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Brett Kavanaugh Has Democrats Running Scared

For many women—those who have experienced assault, who generally believe that it happens, or who were not already politically predisposed to not believe this instance occurred—the debacle of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination was not just outrageous and depressing, like the rest of politics in 2018, but actually painful. It hurt to watch Christine Blasey Ford recount […]

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Ayanna Pressley to Introduce Impeachment Inquiry of Brett Kavanaugh

Photo: Mary Schwalm (AP Photo) Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley plans on introducing a House resolution Tuesday calling for an impeachment inquiry of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who recently became the subject of another sexual misconduct allegation. “Sexual predators do not deserve a seat on the nation’s highest court and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process set […]

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Ben Shapiro Is Being Mocked For Demanding Descriptions Of Brett Kavanaugh’s Gentalia

Ben Shapiro used to be more or less exclusively known by the far-right commentariat, but in the last couple years, he crossed over into the mainstream — not as someone who can reach across the aisle with unifying thinking but as a reliable punching bag, someone whose relentless outside-the-box hot takes are always ripe for […]

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What Christine Blasey Ford Said

It has only been one year since Christine Blasey Ford appeared on Capitol Hill and for a time was the focal point of national attention, as one of the newly visible faces of the #MeToo movement. But just weeks before that, Ford couldn’t get a Washington Post reporter to call her back on her tip […]

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Groups Are Demanding That Congress Fully Investigate Brett Kavanaugh’s Record on Abortion

Next month marks one year since an upset, though collected, Christine Blasey Ford recalled one of the most horrible nights of her life before the world—and one year since Brett Kavanaugh, angry and pursed, denied every single one of her sexual assault accusations. Days later, he was sworn into a lifelong seat on the highest […]

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The Supreme Court Steps to the Right

Last week, the Supreme Court wrapped up a full term without Anthony Kennedy for the first time in thirty years. Liberals can sum up the experience in five words: It could have been worse. Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation last October marked an ideological turning point for the court, one that will reshape American lives for […]

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The Supreme Court’s Covert Plan to Gut the EPA’s Powers

Nearly four decades ago, Anne Gorsuch Burford resigned as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Though at the helm for less than two years, she left behind a notorious anti-environment legacy, slashing the agency’s budget by 22 percent and claiming to have cut the length of clean water regulations by more than 90 percent. […]

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‘Tiger Mom’ Amy Chua Defended Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Now, Her Daughter Is Going to be His Law Clerk

Writer Amy Chua, left, and daughters Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld and Louisa Chua-Rubenfeld on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in New York.Photo: Evan Agostini (AP Images) Yale Law School professor and self-proclaimed “tiger mom” Amy Chua didn’t just publicly defend Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his sexual assault allegations, calling him a “mentor of young women,” she wrote a […]

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The Burden Is Already “Undue” for Millions of Women in America

It’s been a grim few months for abortion rights in America. Multiple states, including Alabama and Georgia, have passed a wave of draconian new restrictions on the procedure, buoyed by the perception that the Supreme Court could soon overturn Roe v. Wade. Missouri is about to hit an even more dire milestone: Unless a judge […]

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The Democrats’ Plan to Save Abortion Rights Is Full of Asterisks

When Alabama last week passed an outright abortion ban, with no exceptions for rape or incest, it drove home a frightening reality: The Republican Party, if given enough power, will fully rob women of their reproductive rights—indeed of their agency as human beings. The state also potentially upset a quieter conservative legal strategy across America […]

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