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Jamie Raskin Explains What America Could Do to Fix the Supreme Court

Listen to Amicus: Apple Podcasts Spotify Tweet Share Share Comment As the Supreme Court cloaked itself...

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What These Stories About Samuel Alito’s Absurd “Provocative” Flags Are Really About

Tweet Share Share Comment It’s easy to be furious at Samuel Alito, who has recently racked up yet another petty personal...

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America Is Captive to One Ridiculous Legal Theory That Dictates Our Laws on Guns, Abortion, and So Much More

Tweet Share Share Comment This is part of  How Originalism Ate the Law , a Slate series about the legal theory that ruined...

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The Constitution Is America’s Bible

Tweet Share Share Comment This is part of  How Originalism Ate the Law , a Slate series about the legal theory that ruined...

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The Absurd Case About Whether Doctors Can Let You Bleed Out in the ER Is Reaching SCOTUS

Listen to Amicus: Apple Podcasts Spotify Tweet Share Share Comment This week, the U.S. Supreme Court...

22.04.2024 20

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America Loves to Think Women Will Save Democracy While Doing Nothing to Make Women Full Citizens

Tweet Share Share Comment When Arizona’s conservative Supreme Court reinstated its near-total abortion ban, breathing life...

12.04.2024 20

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The Most Dangerous Time in 2024 Will Be Just After the Election

Tweet Share Share Comment The term “stochastic terror” became a big part of American political discourse following the...

09.04.2024 30

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The Low-Key Republican Officials Quietly Dismantling All of Our Rights

Tweet Share Share Comment One of the greatest destabilizers of democracy that almost nobody knows about is a little tax-exempt...

01.04.2024 2

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How to Finally Outrun Trump’s Efforts to Outrun the Law

Tweet Share Share Comment Brian Beutler had a very smart column last week pointing out something that should be obvious to...

26.03.2024 90

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The Anti-Abortion Movement’s Biggest Fear

Tweet Share Share Comment On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic...

25.03.2024 40

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Can the Government Collaborate With Big Tech to Protect Elections?

Tweet Share Share Comment The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Murthy v. Missouri today, a case that raises important...

18.03.2024 10

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Why the Supreme Court Is So Uniquely Awful at Tech Cases

Tweet Share Share Comment Among the election cases blowing up this Supreme Court term, several cases dealing with online speech...

12.03.2024 5

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The Alabama IVF Ban Conversation Is Missing the Bigger Point

Tweet Share Share Comment Two weeks ago, the Alabama Supreme Court determined that, for the purposes of its Wrongful Death of a...

05.03.2024 20

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Amy Coney Barrett’s Weird, Passive-Aggressive Trump Ballot Opinion

Tweet Share Share Comment To listen to the full episode , join Slate Plus . The Supreme Court allowed Donald Trump to...

05.03.2024 20

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The IVF Ruling Is About Who Gets to Be a Parent in America

Tweet Share Share Comment In its decision earlier this month interpreting Alabama’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act as...

28.02.2024 7

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How Will Trump Pay His Mounting Legal Bills?

Tweet Share Share Comment As more and more legal bills come due for the former president, you may be wondering: What do campaign...

26.02.2024 10

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Everyone Needs to Stop Freaking Out About Biden’s Age Immediately

Tweet Share Share Comment Because last week’s natterings unerringly become this week’s news, we are now trapped in a...

14.02.2024 50

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Why the Trump Ballot Removal Case Was Worth It, Even if the Supreme Court Fails to Act

Tweet Share Share Comment Last Thursday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trump v. Anderson—a case raising the...

13.02.2024 20

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The Easy-to-Miss Detail at the Heart of Trump’s Big Court Defeat

Tweet Share Share Comment On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decisively rejected Donald Trump’s bid to...

07.02.2024 30

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The Supreme Court Can’t Let Fear of Trump Supporters Force Its Hand

Tweet Share Share Comment On Thursday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v. Anderson, also known as the 14th...

06.02.2024 70

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The Genius of E. Jean Carroll’s Strategy

Tweet Share Share Comment Last Friday, after deliberating for only a few hours, a Manhattan jury awarded journalist E. Jean...

31.01.2024 7

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Trump Had a Very Good Reason to Take the Stand Against E. Jean Carroll

Tweet Share Share Comment Former President and confirmed sexual abuser Donald Trump took the stand Thursday afternoon for a few...

26.01.2024 20

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The Trials Won’t Stop Donald Trump From Becoming President Again. Here’s What Might.

Tweet Share Share Comment Any conversation currently happening around legal accountability for Donald Trump is quickly caught up...

19.01.2024 20

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Here’s How the Modern Supreme Court Accrued So Much Power

Tweet Share Share Comment This week on Amicus, I spoke with Ben Johnson, an associate professor at the University of Florida...

17.01.2024 10

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What to Think About Jan. 6 Going Into Another Presidential Election

Tweet Share Share Comment It’s been three years since insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the...

06.01.2024 10

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The Supreme Court Did This to Itself

Tweet Share Share Comment The Supreme Court is on a collision course with itself, and it’s not clear that the justices even...

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What It’s Really Like to Challenge Texas’ Absurd Abortion Laws

Tweet Share Share Comment This past week, Texas resident Kate Cox tried to terminate a nonviable pregnancy that...

19.12.2023 2

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Texas Just Revealed the State’s Big Lie About Abortion Bans

Tweet Share Share Comment Here is a partial list of the not-medically-trained people who made the medical determination that...

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What Sandra Day O’Connor Did as the Swing Vote on the High Court

Tweet Share Share Comment Justice Sandra Day O’Connor died last Friday at the age of 93. She was a famously complicated icon...

06.12.2023 30

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Why Won’t the World’s Feminists Show Up for Israeli Victims?

Tweet Share Share Comment Of all of the horrors coming out of the Israel-Hamas conflict, among the most horrible are the...

30.11.2023 9

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The Two Types of People Still Listening to Donald Trump

Tweet Share Share Comment Between the increasingly picayune wranglings over the nature of Donald Trump’s gag orders and the...

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In 2024, Even the Federalist Society Isn’t Conservative Enough for Donald Trump

Tweet Share Share Comment If Trump is elected president in 2024, he has a whole lot of alarming plans to remake the judiciary,...

22.11.2023 5

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Suppose They Threw a Cage Match Between Fascism and Democracy and Nobody Cared

Tweet Share Share Comment It’s been just a clutch of days since former President Donald Trump and his allies made clear that...

16.11.2023 5

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The One Set of Trump Lawsuits That Should Just Not Be Happening

Tweet Share Share Comment Last week, prosecutors wrapped up their arguments in the civil trial brought by New York Attorney...

14.11.2023 10

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Here’s the Thing About That “New” Supreme Court Ethics Code

Tweet Share Share Comment On Monday, the justices of the Supreme Court issued an extremely confusing statement laying forth the...

14.11.2023 40

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How Sam Alito and Clarence Thomas Tried to Prop Up Domestic Abuser Gun Rights

Tweet Share Share Comment This is part of  Opening Arguments , Slate’s coverage of the start of the latest Supreme Court...

08.11.2023 10

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Zackey Rahimi Is the Perfect Poster Boy for the Gun Lobby at the Supreme Court

Tweet Share Share Comment This is part of  Opening Arguments , Slate’s coverage of the start of the latest Supreme Court...

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Why the Neo-Nazis Picked Charlottesville in the First Place (It Wasn’t the Statue)

Tweet Share Share Comment In August of 2017, alt-right activists, Klansmen, and neo-Nazis marched through Charlottesville,...

31.10.2023 5

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No Wonder Donald Trump Loves Mike Johnson

Tweet Share Share Comment There were so many chilling moments on Wednesday around the ascension—or, as he himself phrased it,...

27.10.2023 3

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Jim Jordan’s Speakership Bid Collapses, Democracy Dodges a Bullet

Tweet Share Share Comment This week saw MAGA Republicans engage in extremist arm wrestling in the House speaker race and the...

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Maybe SCOTUS Does Understand the Stakes After All

Tweet Share Share Comment If you’re inclined to believe that the chief benefit of American democracy lies in its pure...

07.10.2023 9

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Elizabeth Warren Knows Why SCOTUS Is Taking on Her Signature Accomplishment

Tweet Share Share Comment This week on Amicus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) came on the show to talk about the Supreme Court...

06.10.2023 40

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Women Will Determine the 2024 Election

Tweet Share Share Comment In his majority opinion terminating the constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion, Justice Samuel...

29.09.2023 10

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How Dobbs Forces Doctors to Practice Medicine and Law at the Same Time

Tweet Share Share Comment One thing we just keep obsessing about on the Amicus podcast is this: So many cases appear to be...

29.09.2023 6

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Mitt Romney Is the Coward and Hero of Our Time

Tweet Share Share Comment Everybody hates Mitt Romney and also, everyone loves Mitt Romney. This is exceedingly clear following...

15.09.2023 7

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The Real Cost of Republicans’ Anti-Democracy Platform

Tweet Share Share Comment On Amicus this week, Dahlia Lithwick was joined by Marc Elias, who has litigated more election and...

13.09.2023 3

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Ginni Thomas Has Already Perfectly Explained How the Supreme Court Can Be Like This

Tweet Share Share Comment Recent revelations surrounding the hyperpartisan takeover of our courts keep bringing me back to a...

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