- November 12, 2020Originalists believe that all that the original text of the Constitution should stand, as written, in the late 18th century. Originalists often refer to jurists who take the stance that the Constitution is a living document as “activist” judges.
- October 15, 2020
The implications of some of Barrett’s rulings are truly grave, and whether or not they slow down or derail her confirmation, they should get a full airing in the committee.
- September 21, 2020
Both of the last two Republican presidents—Bush and Trump-- have lost the popular vote, and yet each nominated two Supreme Court justices, who have been confirmed by the votes of senators who represent a minority of the American people. The confirmation of a fifth justice in this way will create a solid majority on the court, which can then unwind the legal framework that a majority of Americans still supports.
- May 19, 2016Potential Supreme Court slate doesn't shake up the establishment; it seems aimed at gaining support from the Republican powers that be and shoring up his conservative credentials.
- April 25, 2016So far in this election cycle, politicians have accepted checks that would have been above the legal limit just two years ago.
- February 25, 2016Ideology has never been as important to the Senate majority leader as power.
- April 29, 2015Right-wing justices have perverted our campaign-finance system. There's a mechanism to reclaim it: The Constitution.
- June 24, 2014A ruling issued on Monday reaffirmed the agency's authority to limit emissions that cause global warming.
- September 14, 2012Mitt Romney's choice of the rejected Supreme Court nominee as his Judicial Advisory Committee chairman raises eyebrows and concerns.