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Ted Cruz Thinks There Are Only Two Votes on the Supreme Court to Overturn Roe. What?

This dynamic bubbled up to the surface most recently last June, when the Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that gay and transgender workers are protected by Title VII’s ban on workplace discrimination. The 6-3 ruling was written by none other than Justice Neil Gorsuch, the deeply conservative jurist that former President Donald […]

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From Right to Left, There Are Plenty of Culprits for the Looming Roe Disaster

People sometimes refer to Collins as naïve, or hopelessly naïve. This is nonsense. She lied. Maine leans Democratic overall, but its GOP is nuts; remember Paul LePage? She obviously feared a primary if she didn’t find some lame excuse to vote for Kavanaugh. If Roe is overturned next June, she’ll undoubtedly profess her “shock” and […]

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The Supreme Court Will Overturn Roe v. Wade

During oral arguments on Wednesday, Roberts questioned Mississippi Attorney General Scott Stewart on the about-face. The chief justice appeared to be trying to carve out a middle ground of sorts, one where the court might narrowly uphold the law without overturning Roe and Casey outright. Oral arguments, as I noted last week, are often a […]

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Trump’s Supreme Court Picks Seem Very Interested in Demolishing Abortion Rights

Protesters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case about a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, on December 01, 2021 in Washington, D.C.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) Years after former President Donald Trump vowed to only […]

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The Amy Coney Barrett Effect: An Emboldened Conservative Legal Movement

But these rulings, as others have noted, are often better understood as right-wing defeats by overreach than left-wing victories by persuasion. In some cases, a Supreme Court with five conservative justices may hesitate to strike down an affirmative-action program or resist calls to enshrine anti-LGBT discrimination into law. A Supreme Court with five liberal justices […]

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The Supreme Court’s Plot Against Democracy—and the Planet

It’s been a jam-packed week for the Supreme Court: On Monday, the justices delved into Senate Bill 8, Texas’s controversial abortion bounty law, and sounded very skeptical about whether they’ll allow it to stand. A day later, they waded into a thorny dispute between members of a community college board, in a case that could have far-reaching First Amendment […]

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It’s Not My Fault That People Don’t Like the Supreme Court Anymore

It’s also worth noting that the justices themselves are rarely better at public engagement than the institution. Their public appearances are generally limited to law-school lectures or presentations to various legal groups, with reporters often forbidden from filming them. Unless they are part of book tours like the one Breyer is currently on, the justices […]

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Vaccine Mandates and the God-Given Right to Spread Covid

It’s unclear exactly how these religious exemptions—and all the complexities that come with them—will unfold in the courts. Laws vary from state to state, and even the federal government is playing catch-up. “An agency may be required to provide a reasonable accommodation to employees who communicate to the agency that they are not vaccinated against […]

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