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Senate Confirms 36-Year-Old To Lifetime Seat On U.S. Circuit Court
Every Democrat opposed Trump nominee Allison Jones Rushing, who is going to be a federal judge for a long, long time.
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George Conway Starts Anti-Trump Club Within Conservative Federalist Society
Kellyanne Conway's husband hopes to provide a check on the Trump administration with more than a dozen other conservative lawyers.
Religious Leaders, Trans Advocate Interrupt Jeff Sessions Speech, Get Thrown Out
"I call upon you to repent," said one protester after reciting a Bible verse during the attorney general's speech.
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Trump Taking Victory Lap After Getting George W. Bush Acolyte Onto High Court
For all his talk about battling the “establishment,” Trump has tapped two establishment Republicans for the Supreme Court.
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Brett Kavanaugh Is A Poster Child For The American Aristocracy
The conservative project manufactures elite domination.
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With Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination, Trump Again Privileges Conservative Christians
Progressive Christians fear that a right-tilting Supreme Court could cause the country to retreat from progress on ensuring equality for all.
The Guy Behind Trump's SCOTUS Choices Says No One Knows If They'd Overturn Roe v. Wade
Leonard Leo says it's "a scare tactic" to say they'd axe the landmark abortion rights decision.
Trump Isn't Remaking The Supreme Court. Leonard Leo Is.
The Federalist Society leader has helped put three conservative justices onto the court. He's about to get a fourth.
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Even In Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt Had Expensive Taste When It Came To Office Decor
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During his last week as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt requested
Trump Is Delivering The Politicized Judiciary Republicans Dreamed About
Richard North Patterson
First published on The Boston Globe. Why do pro-Trump conservatives ignore his transcendent unfitness? Because he is creating
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Jeff Sessions Yuks It Up Over Russians In Speech To Lawyers
The attorney general's joking followed a congressional grilling for apparent discrepancies in his stories about Trump campaign contacts with Russians.
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Why Democratic Senators Must Filibuster Neil Gorsuch Or Face Primary Challenges
Activist, Writer, Producer, and Entertainment Attorney
Like John Roberts before him, Neil Gorusch is a dedicated champion of a right-wing, pro-corporate agenda.
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Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick Came Of Age In A Very Different Republican Party
It's easy to imagine an alternate universe where Neil Gorsuch became a Never Trumper.
ExxonMobil Is Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups
Senior Writer, Union of Concerned Scientists
ExxonMobil officials may hem and haw when reporters ask them if the company still funds climate science denier organizations, but the numbers don't lie.
DONALD TRUMP: The best thing that ever happened to Ted Cruz?
Political strategist and analyst
Yet, Cruz last year had a superb spot on illegal immigrants. It didn't involve Cruz directly, but it was creative and memorable
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Donald Trump's Calls For Violence Spill Into Supreme Court Fight
"Beat 'em up!" someone shouts at people protesting Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Wolf at the Door: Antonin Scalia and the Legal Conservative Movement
But Scalia, their champion, cannot help himself. He opens his robe. Inside he is all wolf. Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Orrin Hatch: GOP Ready To Give Democratic 'Blunderheads' A 'Taste Of Their Own Medicine'
"It would be catastrophic for him to do that," said Hatch. "Part of it is our fault. We haven't really seized this problem
Is Samuel Alito a Tenther?
President, AFJ and AFJAC
The Roberts Court, Alito included, has transparently become the judicial outpost of a political movement with political goals.
Senate Newcomer Offers Strange 'French-Kiss' Analogy
Ethics: The Unfinished Business in the Supreme Court's New Term
President and CEO, Common Cause
We're told that the court's docket is dominated by civil rights issues, but the justices have one major bit of unfinished business that's getting almost no attention, and deserves plenty: the court's own ethics.
What Would the Founders Say About Common Core?
Social studies educator, Hofstra University, my opinions, of c...
I don't think Jim Stergios and I would agree on very much. But his recent blog questioning the common core standards and challenging the credibility of the people who are promoting it was brilliant and funny at the same time.
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