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Sep 26, 2020, 5:04pm EDT
  • October 27, 2020

    The false link between Amy Coney Barrett and The Handmaid’s Tale, explained

    They’re not actually connected. But the story spread anyway.

  • October 27, 2020

    The legal theories of Amy Coney Barrett, explained

    An expert explains originalism, the Roberts Court, and what a Justice Barrett might do.

  • October 27, 2020

    The case for stripping the Supreme Court of its power

    A Harvard law professor on whether it’s time to rethink the nation’s highest court.

  • October 26, 2020

    What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court means for abortion rights

    Her confirmation could be a step toward the end of Roe v. Wade.

  • October 26, 2020

    How an anti-democratic Constitution gave America Amy Coney Barrett

    The Republican Supreme Court was brought to you by a malapportioned Senate and the Electoral College.

  • October 26, 2020

    Amy Coney Barrett has officially been confirmed as a Supreme Court justice

    Barrett’s confirmation solidifies a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court.

  • October 26, 2020

    What Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation will mean for Joe Biden’s climate plan

    Barrett will increase a majority dedicated to limiting the administrative state.

  • October 25, 2020

    Amy Coney Barrett is now one step away from becoming a Supreme Court justice

    Senate Republicans voted to end debate on Barrett Sunday, clearing the way for her confirmation.

  • October 22, 2020

    The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination — with no Democrats present

    The committee vote on Barrett’s nomination underscored Republicans’ disregard for the rules.

  • October 15, 2020

    What’s next for Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination

    A vote in the Senate is expected the week of October 26.

  • October 15, 2020

    Amy Coney Barrett’s opposition to Obamacare, explained

    Barrett was very critical of Supreme Court decisions — until she was on the cusp of having the power to reverse them.

  • October 14, 2020

    Amy Coney Barrett describes climate change as a “very contentious matter of public debate”

    Barrett declined to weigh in on the subject of climate change during her confirmation hearing.

  • October 14, 2020

    5 key moments from day 3 of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearing

    Unlike past nominees, Amy Coney Barrett won’t say whether she thinks a landmark contraception case was rightly decided.

  • October 13, 2020

    Amy Coney Barrett used an offensive term while talking about LGBTQ rights. Her apology was telling.

    Sen. Mazie Hirono confronted Barrett about her use of the term.

  • October 13, 2020

    7 key moments from the opening days of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearing

    Barrett said that Roe is not a "super-precedent" and dodged questions on health care.

  • October 13, 2020

    Why Republicans keep talking about Amy Coney Barrett’s 7 kids

    It’s a way to go after her liberal critics.

  • October 12, 2020

    Read: Amy Coney Barrett’s opening statement lays out her position on the role of the courts

    "Courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life."

  • October 12, 2020

    The surreal — yet normal — start to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing

    The hearing is far from business as usual — but its first day often felt like it was.

  • October 12, 2020

    The single biggest lie told in the first day of the Amy Coney Barrett hearing

    Who do you think you’re fooling, Senator Lee?

  • October 12, 2020

    “This is not normal”: Cory Booker calls out Republicans rushing Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearing

    Booker highlighted the many problems with Republicans’ handling of the nomination.

  • October 12, 2020

    Originalism, Amy Coney Barrett’s approach to the Constitution, explained

    Originalism sells itself as a way of constraining judges. But it’s more often a way of unleashing them.

  • October 12, 2020

    What to expect at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings this week

    Senate Democrats will be scrutinizing her record on health care and reproductive rights.

  • October 9, 2020

    Is it anti-Catholic to ask a Supreme Court nominee how her religion affects her decisions?

    President Trump’s nominee has written about how religious views and judicial views intersect — and sometimes collide.

  • October 3, 2020

    Amy Coney Barrett’s Judiciary Committee hearing is still on, despite the Senate recess

    The Senate is out until October 19 due to Covid-19. Barrett’s confirmation hearings will continue.

  • October 2, 2020

    “Full steam ahead”: Senate Republicans aren’t slowing Supreme Court confirmation process in the wake of Trump’s diagnosis

    Sen. Lindsey Graham is still planning to kick off a confirmation hearing on October 12.