On Friday, the US Supreme Court overturned its previous rulings granting a constitutional right to abortion. While five conservatives in the court supported Roe’s ouster, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a unanimous opinion that he advocated maintaining the Mississippi statute without completely overturning the 49-year precedent. The three Liberals on the Supreme Court delivered … Read more
STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court just dramatically expanded Americans’ right to bear arms. In a 6-3 opinion, in which the court’s Republican-appointed justices were in the majority, the court ruled that a New York law severely restricting the ability to carry a concealed handgun in public was violated violates the constitution. This … Read more
Eine mit den Beratungen des Gerichts vertraute Person sagte, dass vier der anderen von den Republikanern ernannten Richter – Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh und Amy Coney Barrett – mit Alito auf der Konferenz abgestimmt hätten, die unter den Richtern stattfand, nachdem sie im Dezember mündliche Argumente gehört hatten Diese Aufstellung bleibt ab dieser … Read more
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / GETTY IMAGES The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson are now over. And they were incredibly ugly. In advance of the hearings, my colleague Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux wrote that Jackson’s identity as a Black woman as well as her professional background as a former public defender meant that … Read more
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After several weeks of mild suspense, President Biden announced that he’s nominating Ketanji Brown Jackson, who currently sits on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court. Now, the Senate is hurtling toward its fourth Supreme Court confirmation hearing in five years. Jackson, who is the first Black … Read more
It’s time for another episode of Confidence Interval, where we share a hot take we’ve been hearing … and then reveal how confident we really feel about the idea. This time, politics reporter Alex Samuels examines why President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee might motivate Republican voters more than Democrat voters in the upcoming midterms.
The Supreme Court on Friday shot down an appeal from a group of New York City school teachers who sought to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing it violated their religious freedom. Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected the emergency appeal on Friday, the same day as the deadline for city employees to comply with the mandate … Read more