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Reading Tea Leaves on Abortion Rights

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Abortion, Alito, Samuel A Jr, Birth Control and Family Planning, Gorsuch, Neil M, Kansas, Kavanaugh, Brett M, Louisiana, Medicaid, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Roberts, John G Jr, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision), Supreme Court (US), texas, Thomas, Clarence, Trump, Donald J | 0 comments

Will the conservative majority deliver on Trump’s promise to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Source: New York Times

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On Washington: Should Democrats Have Saved Their Filibuster for the New Court Fight?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Appointments and Executive Changes, Bennet, Michael Farrand, Collins, Susan M, Coons, Christopher A, Courts and the Judiciary, Filibusters and Debate Curbs, Gorsuch, Neil M, McCain, John, McConnell, Mitch, Senate, Supreme Court (US), United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

By forcing a showdown last year, Democrats gave Republicans an opening to end the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees. Some wish they had it back.
Source: New York Times

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In Making His Second Supreme Court Pick, Trump Has a Model: His First

Posted by on Jul 7, 2018 in Appointments and Executive Changes, Barrett, Amy Coney, Bush, George W, Gorsuch, Neil M, Hardiman, Thomas M (1965- ), Kavanaugh, Brett M, Kethledge, Raymond M (1966- ), Supreme Court (US), Trump, Donald J, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

President Trump views his nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch in January 2017 as one of the unalloyed triumphs of his presidency.
Source: New York Times

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Will We Know What a Supreme Court Nominee Really Thinks?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Appointments and Executive Changes, Constitution (US), Courts and the Judiciary, Gorsuch, Neil M, Republican Party, Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision), Senate, Supreme Court (US), United States Politics and Government | 1 comment

It’s a myth that potential justices can’t answer questions about their positions on Roe v. Wade.
Source: New York Times

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Two Judges Exemplify the Choice Trump Faces in a Supreme Court Pick

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Appointments and Executive Changes, Barrett, Amy Coney, Federal Courts (US), Federalist Society, Feinstein, Dianne, Freedom of Religion, Gorsuch, Neil M, Kavanaugh, Brett M, McGahn, Donald F II, Scalia, Antonin, Trump, Donald J, United States Politics and Government | 0 comments

The stark contrast between Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and Judge Amy Coney Barrett reflects the division on the right between the conservative legal establishment and social conservatives.
Source: New York Times

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