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Aug 25, 2020, 7:13am EDT
  • 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 21, 2020

    9 ways to reform the Supreme Court besides court-packing

    The Supreme Court threatens American democracy. Here’s how to stop it.

  • September 29, 2020

    The Supreme Court is too powerful and anti-democratic. Here’s how we can scale back its influence.

    University of Chicago professor Ryan Doerfler explains how to restrain "judicial review," the Court’s power to strike down laws.

  • September 25, 2020

    Senate Republicans were always going to do whatever they wanted with the Supreme Court vacancy

    Their actions are deeply hypocritical — but unsurprising.

  • September 24, 2020

    Trump made a rare public appearance in DC to pay his respects to RBG. It did not go well.

    The viral footage serves as a reminder that Trump is a historically unpopular president.

  • September 23, 2020

    The Supreme Court’s role in economic policy, explained

    There’s more to the judiciary than the culture wars.

  • September 22, 2020

    Court-packing, Democrats’ nuclear option for the Supreme Court, explained

    Why an FDR plan from the 1930s is suddenly popular again.

  • September 21, 2020

    Minority rule in America

    Our various undemocratic institutions are reenforcing each other in a deadly spiral.

  • September 21, 2020

    When did good governance become an “armageddon option”?

    The price for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat can’t be democracy itself.

  • September 20, 2020

    What we know about a possible Senate vote to replace Justice Ginsburg

    Here’s what key Republican senators have said, and how the timeline could play out.

  • September 20, 2020

    Biden calls for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to be withdrawn if he wins the election

    Biden pleaded to Republican senators to follow their "conscience" and break from party leadership.

  • September 20, 2020

    Schumer: “Nothing is off the table” in Supreme Court nomination fight

    Democrats signal they won’t rule out court-packing or other significant changes.

  • September 20, 2020

    Senate Republicans promise a quick floor vote on a Trump Supreme Court nominee

    Many Republicans want a swift vote. Sen. Susan Collins, however, has argued for a different approach.

  • September 20, 2020

    Murkowski and Collins: No Supreme Court vote before Election Day

    Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski said that the election is too close for a floor vote on a Trump Supreme Court nominee.

  • September 20, 2020

    Trump uses the promise of a woman Supreme Court justice to fire up a North Carolina crowd

    At a campaign rally, Trump sees the nomination as an opportunity to revive a troubled reelection bid.

  • September 19, 2020

    Trump says he will fill Ginsburg’s seat “without delay”

    He told reporters he expects to nominate a justice — likely a woman — in the next several days.

  • September 19, 2020

    Trump’s shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees, explained

    Trump wants to remind loyalists that, if he wins in November, they’ll get more judges who will enact Republican policy.

  • September 19, 2020

    Ginsburg’s SCOTUS colleagues honor her legacy as a “hero” for justice

    The "tireless" jurist was full of warmth and "spent her life fighting for the equality of all people," Ginsburg’s fellow justices said.

  • September 19, 2020

    What Justice Ginsburg’s death means for the future of abortion rights

    With Ginsburg gone, Roe is more at risk than ever.

  • September 19, 2020

    Democratic donors raised millions after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

    Swing state polls show voters want Joe Biden to choose the next Supreme Court justice.

  • September 19, 2020

    A spontaneous Supreme Court vigil celebrated Justice Ginsburg’s life and legacy

    Hundreds of people gathered on the building’s steps Friday night.

  • September 19, 2020

    Obama calls for Ginsburg’s successor to be appointed by the election winner

    "As a relentless litigator and an incisive jurist, Justice Ginsburg helped us see that discrimination on the basis of sex isn’t about an abstract ideal of equality."

  • September 18, 2020

    Joe Biden thinks whoever is sworn in this January should pick Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement

    "The voters should pick the president, and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider."

  • September 18, 2020

    What a SCOTUS vacancy means for Obamacare

    Is the Affordable Care Act doomed without Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Not quite.

  • September 18, 2020

    McConnell says he’ll make sure Trump’s replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets a vote

    The Senate majority leader didn’t specify the timing of the vote — but confirmed that he supports it.

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