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A New, Progressive Form of Federalism Is Spreading With the GOP in Control

To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.

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New Supreme Court Era Begins as Neil Gorsuch Is Sworn In

The 113th justice could make an immediate impact on cases dealing with religious freedom, gun rights and immigration.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE


Neil Gorsuch Shouldn’t Be Confirmed Until Donald Trump’s Presidential Legitimacy Is Proved (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

The president needs to come clean on Russia ties, financial conflicts and other key issues before his Supreme Court pick (shown with Trump) is accepted.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State

Despite the Supreme Court nominee’s contention that judges are politically impartial, his record indicates that he would play to the Trump administration.

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Gorsuch’s Convenient Untruth

Judge Neil Gorsuch made a statement Tuesday at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing that even he couldn’t have believed.

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Meet Neil Gorsuch, the New Antonin Scalia

President Trump has very likely found just the man to pick up where the late Supreme Court justice left off.

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What We Expect to See in 2017

2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.

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The 2016 SCOTUS Awards: A Look Back at the Year That Was

It’s time for Truthdig’s annual—and only partially tongue-in-cheek—review of the highlights, lowlights, pratfalls and pitfalls of the Supreme Court over the past 12 months.

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein Would Be a Blessing for the Supreme Court; Gary Johnson Would Be a Disaster

Of all the candidates, the Green Party nominee would move the judicial branch in the most progressive direction as president. But the sobering reality is that she has the least prospect of doing so.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE



A Crippled Supreme Court Awaits an Election in Which Hillary Clinton Is the Lesser Evil

The next president of the United States will have the power to reshape the nation’s ultimate judicial body—and redefine the meaning and application of the Constitution for a generation or more.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



The Right-Wing Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell, and What It Means for the Supreme Court Today

The late Justice Antonin Scalia may loom large in recent SCOTUS history, but another conservative member of the top court was hugely influential in his own right.

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If Hillary Clinton Wins the Presidency, This Is the Most Left-Wing Thing She Will Do

For those Bernie Sanders supporters who can’t imagine a center-right Clinton presidency doing anything progressive, contemplating one prospect could help salve the injury of loss.

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 READ MORE



Supreme Court Leans Left in the Wake of Antonin Scalia’s Death

All things considered, the Supreme Court’s just-completed term was a good one for liberals and progressives.

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Antonin Scalia and the Clear and Present Danger of Second Amendment Fundamentalism

The late Supreme Court justice, having bestowed the Constitution’s blessing on personal gun rights, bears responsibility for our collective impotence in response to the madness of gun violence in America.

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Donald Trump’s Scary, 12-Point Legal Agenda

The presumptive Republican nominee is part angry populist, part xenophobic nationalist, part reality-show huckster and part latter-day Benito Mussolini. But there are coherent goals in his ideological scramble—including remaking the Supreme Court.

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George Mason University Announces New, Unfortunate Name for Law School, Honoring Antonin Scalia

Even some news anchors couldn’t keep it together when reporting on the new name—since tweaked—in honor of the late Supreme Court justice.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



‘One Person, One Vote’ Supporters Better Keep the Bubbly on Ice

The Supreme Court’s ruling was a win for advocates of counting every resident in drawing up election districts. But it leaves the door open for future mischief by those who hope to weaken the voices of minority voters.

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Empty Supreme Court Seat Could Sow a Whirlwind of Confusion

Antonin Scalia’s death has left an even number of justices on the bench. Now, a potential tie vote in a challenge to an Obamacare mandate highlights the trouble that could result.

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 READ MORE



The U.S. Is Becoming a Terrifying Nation for Women

Self-induced abortions are on the rise as ever more restrictive laws threaten to return the nation to the dark days that existed before Roe v. Wade.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Tell Your Senators to Do Their Job

In refusing to vote or even hold a hearing on the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, GOP senators are abdicating their constitutional responsibility.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Takes Herself Out of Running in Search for New Supreme Court Justice

President Obama has vowed to present his pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia before leaving office, but one of the rumored candidates on Obama’s short list—Attorney General Loretta Lynch—has taken herself out of the running.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Thousands Rally as Supreme Court Hears Biggest Abortion Case in a Generation

Abortion providers in Texas argued in the Supreme Court on Wednesday against a sweeping law that would force clinics to meet stringent standards for facilities that perform the procedure. “Democracy Now!” spoke with protesters outside the court.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Important Abortion Case That Many Americans Have Never Heard About

How we got to this week’s abortion showdown—and how the views of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could help shape the outcome.

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Antonin Scalia’s Death Bolsters the Hopes of Abortion-Rights Forces

Before the passing of the hard-right justice created the possibility of a dramatic shift in the Supreme Court, there was fear that Roe v. Wade would be undercut in a pending case. Now beleaguered rights proponents are looking to Justice Anthony Kennedy to swing the ideologically divided bench their way.

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Antonin Scalia: Corporate America’s Billion-Dollar Friend

A Dow Chemical settlement made public Friday indicates that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was worth billions of dollars to business.

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Elizabeth Warren Joins Groups Demanding GOP Leaders Reverse Supreme Court Blockade

“To refuse to act on a nomination of this magnitude is a failure to govern. We urge these senators to take a step back and consider what legacy of governance they want to leave for our country.”

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GOP Senators Flatly Refuse to Meet With Any of Obama’s Supreme Court Candidates

Leaving no room for ambiguity or civility, Senate Republicans on Tuesday issued a decree that they would not even entertain the idea of giving face time to any Supreme Court nominees President Obama might present during his remaining time in office.

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President Obama Goes Constitutional on GOP Foes, Vows to Name Scalia’s Successor

The president’s background in constitutional law is coming in handy this week.

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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert’s Moving Tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia

On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Monday night, the comedian recalled a memorable moment he spent with the late Supreme Court justice.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Court Fight for the Ages

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death Saturday means that President Obama or his successor—if that successor is a Democrat—could overturn the current conservative majority on the court, which could lead it to revisit many of the most troubling decisions of recent years.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



Could a Post-Scalia Court Restore Campaign Finance Sanity and Pull Back From Plutocracy?

There is no guarantee that the successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia will be a liberal. But only if Ted Cruz wins the presidency can we expect a nominee as hard right as Scalia.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



How the GOP’s Bid to Delay Scalia’s Replacement Could Play to Obama’s Advantage

Obama’s GOP foes may want to rethink their strategy if they think that forming a congressional human wall instead of approving the president’s pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the way to count down Obama’s final year in office.

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 READ MORE



Top 5 Scalia Rulings That Helped Progressives (Video)

I don’t imagine Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and I would have agreed about very much. But his passing is an opportunity to point to a few things on which we, as Americans, did agree because of our commitment to the Constitution, despite our different interpretations of it.

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After Antonin Scalia’s Death, What’s Next for the Supreme Court?

In addition to causing stalemates on cases in progress, the justice’s passing is likely to unleash a pitched battle to name his successor and generate a key issue in the fight for the presidency. Updated

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Is Dead at 79

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is reported to have died of natural causes at a resort in West Texas.

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The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



Public Sector Unions Pin Hopes on Antonin Scalia Going Rogue

The conservative Supreme Court justice holds the key to their fate in a case with blockbuster potential.

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The 2015 SCOTUS Awards: A Look Back at the Highs, Lows and Yearly Shenanigans of the Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia earned his stripes as the court’s loosest cannon for his remarks on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, while Justice Clarence Thomas was honored for making it through his ninth year without asking a single question during oral arguments.

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The Supreme Court on Affirmative Action: 5 Possible Outcomes

If onetime University of Texas aspirant Abigail Fisher prevails on all of her claims, the last tepid vestiges of race-conscious affirmative action will end at public colleges and universities throughout the land.

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