The Supreme Court has demonstrated that the highest law of the land is whatever they feel like saying it is. What do we do when the court and other institutions are widely seen as illegitimate?
Scholars offer five takeaways to begin understanding the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision revoking the constitutional right to safe, legal abortion in the U.S.
Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee engaged in aggressive political attacks on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. But they couldn’t take away from the historic significance of the first Black women to be nominated to the court.
Author and legal scholar Elie Mystal’s first book argues that the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights are deeply flawed, but that it’s still possible to use them to protect the rights of women and people of color.
Dr. Judy Lubin of the Center for Urban and Racial Equity explains why it is important to be intentional about dismantling systemic racism in the coming battle to nominate the next Supreme Court justice.
A court seen as becoming increasingly politicized in ways unpopular to the majority of Americans risks decades of reputational damage.
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If Tuesday’s recall vote in California passes, the Golden State will go the way of Texas, and Democrats will have only themselves to blame.
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Democrats don’t seem too worried about the current Republican war on voting rights. They should be.
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History has shown that people-power is one of the best ways to advance rights and win protections, especially when the courts are unreliable.
With Trump and Senate Republicans planning to push through a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s an open question if American democracy can survive.
Electors thought they could vote their consciences in 2016. The Supreme Court just said “no.”
Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.