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A Federal Judge Delivers Another Urgent, Scathing Warning About the Supreme Court

Tweet Share Share Comment It takes a lot of courage for a lower court judge to criticize the Supreme Court, but Judge Carlton...

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The Judicial Arsonists Went Too Far for the Conservative Justices This Time

Tweet Share Share Comment The Supreme Court delivered a vehement smackdown to a rogue and lawless lower court on Thursday, upholding the Consumer...

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Liberals Had a Dream to Fix the Supreme Court. It’s Time to Admit the Truth.

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

08.05.2024 10

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Liberals Had a Dream to Fix the Supreme Court. It’s Time to Admit the Truth.

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

08.05.2024 40

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A Supreme Court Case About the Rights of Homeless People Went Better Than Expected

Tweet Share Share Comment No one expects the federal judiciary to solve the nation’s worsening homelessness crisis: For better...

23.04.2024 50

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Hundreds of Jan. 6 Prosecutions—Including Donald Trump’s—Are Suddenly in Peril at the Supreme Court

Tweet Share Share Comment Will the Supreme Court jeopardize the prosecution of more than 350 defendants involved with Jan. 6,...

17.04.2024 30

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I Was a Skeptic of the Stormy Daniels Prosecution. I Was Wrong.

Tweet Share Share Comment When Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg brought criminal charges against Donald Trump in 2023, I...

15.04.2024 90

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She Fled the Nazis. Reagan Republicans Put Her on the Federal Bench. 40 Years Later, She’s Still Surprising Everyone.

04.04.2024 20

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The Giant Threat Lurking Behind Florida’s November Abortion Vote

Tweet Share Share Comment The Florida Supreme Court seemed to offer a compromise Monday when it greenlit the state’s six-week...

03.04.2024 40

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Florida Will Now Be Ground Zero for the Abortion Wars in 2024

Tweet Share Share Comment The Florida Supreme Court upheld the state’s right to ban abortion on Monday, with devastating...

02.04.2024 10

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Even the Supreme Court’s Conservatives Are Fed Up With the Garbage Coming Out of the 5th Circuit

Tweet Share Share Comment What happens when a lawless judge and a terrible appeals court embrace the dopiest First Amendment...

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Here’s the Real Person to Blame for that GOP Prosecutor Who Shivved Biden

Tweet Share Share Comment When special counsel Robert Hur announced his decision last month not to prosecute Joe Biden for his...

13.03.2024 30

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Supreme Court Inadvertently Reveals Confounding Late Change in Trump Ballot Ruling

Tweet Share Share Comment The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to keep Donald Trump on Colorado’s ballot was styled as a...

05.03.2024 100

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The Supreme Court’s “Unanimous” Trump Ballot Ruling Is Actually a 5–4 Disaster

Tweet Share Share Comment On Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed a Colorado Supreme Court decision removing Donald...

04.03.2024 10

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The Supreme Court Just Gave Trump Exactly What He Wanted

Tweet Share Share Comment The Supreme Court has all but guaranteed that Donald Trump will not face trial for his efforts to...

29.02.2024 200

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Amy Coney Barrett Gets to Decide How Automatic American Weapons Can Be

Tweet Share Share Comment On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on the crowds at a music festival in Las Vegas from the 32nd...

29.02.2024 6

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Brett Kavanaugh—Yes, Really—Just Stood Up For the Internet as We Know It

Tweet Share Share Comment Can Florida and Texas weaponize conservative paranoia over Big Tech’s alleged liberal bias to...

27.02.2024 20

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Turns Out It’s Really Useful to Have a Former Public Defender on the Supreme Court

Tweet Share Share Comment The Supreme Court delivered a remarkable victory for the rights of criminal defendants on Wednesday,...

22.02.2024 60

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Alabama’s Assault on IVF Is Even Worse Than It Sounds

Tweet Share Share Comment The Supreme Court’s 2022 decision overturning Roe v. Wade immediately diminished the quality of...

21.02.2024 30

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Sam Alito Launches Broadside Against Marriage Equality in Homophobic Juror Case

Tweet Share Share Comment Does the First Amendment protect anti-gay bigots’ ability to serve on a jury in cases involving the...

21.02.2024 50

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The Supreme Court Left No Doubt About How It’ll Rule in the Trump Ballot Case

Tweet Share Share Comment The Supreme Court is not going to let Colorado, or any other state, remove Donald Trump from the...

08.02.2024 10

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Some of the Most Obstructionist GOP Legislators in the Country Just Got Their Comeuppance

Tweet Share Share Comment Last year, 10 Republican state senators in Oregon walked out of the Legislature for six weeks to...

02.02.2024 30

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GOP Governors Invoke the Confederate Theory of Secession to Justify Border Violations

Tweet Share Share Comment This week, Republican governors across the country escalated their conflict with the Biden...

26.01.2024 7

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What’s Going On With Brett Kavanaugh?

Tweet Share Share Comment On Monday, the Supreme Court affirmed the federal government’s supremacy over the states, a...

24.01.2024 90

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The Supreme Court Is Now Complicit in Texas’ Armed Standoff With the Feds

Tweet Share Share Comment Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is inciting a conflict between Border Patrol and the state’s National Guard...

18.01.2024 4

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The Supreme Court Is About to Seize Way More Power From Democratic Presidents

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

18.01.2024 70

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Trump Judge Spanks Ron DeSantis for Retaliating Against a Democratic Rival

Tweet Share Share Comment Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis faced a sharp, surprising rebuke from a conservative appeals court on...

12.01.2024 60

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The Supreme Court Is Teed Up to Decide Its Biggest Abortion Case Since Dobbs

Tweet Share Share Comment When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it claimed to be removing the judiciary from the...

04.01.2024 200

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Panera’s “Lemonade That Kills You” Is Really a Story About Our Broken Country

Tweet Share Share Comment Will Panera’s Charged Lemonade kill you? That’s a reasonable conclusion to draw from media...

08.12.2023 8

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Gorsuch and Kavanaugh Fiercely Defended Workers’ Rights. There’s an Ulterior Motive.

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

07.12.2023 20

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Sam Alito’s Lonely Fight to Defend His Friend’s Harebrained Anti-Tax Scheme

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

06.12.2023 20

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How Henry Kissinger Was Able to Justify It

Tweet Share Share Comment Before Henry Kissinger, who died at the age of 100 on Wednesday, became the most powerful and morally...

01.12.2023 20

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The Supreme Court Has Figured Out How to Gut a Bunch of Crucial Federal Laws at Once

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

30.11.2023 20

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The Supreme Court Is Losing Control Over Our Trump-Stacked Judiciary

Tweet Share Share Comment Last June, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh saved the Voting Rights Act in a...

29.11.2023 2

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California’s New Senator May Live in Maryland. It Might Not Matter.

Tweet Share Share Comment On Sunday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his appointment of Laphonza Butler to the Senate...

03.10.2023 50

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America’s Worst Judge Declares War on Drag

Tweet Share Share Comment U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk is a proud Christian nationalist who flatly refuses to apply...

22.09.2023 2

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Hunter Biden Has a Surprisingly Excellent Legal Defense

Tweet Share Share Comment For months, conservative media outlets, supporters of Donald Trump, and Republican officials have...

15.09.2023 2

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Democratic Governor’s Ban on Carrying Guns in Public Is an Utter Disaster

Tweet Share Share Comment Last week, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a public health emergency over gun violence...

14.09.2023 20

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Trump’s Ploy to Evade Punishment for Jan. 6 Is Coming Into Focus

Tweet Share Share Comment Donald Trump’s lawyers finally filed their long-promised request for recusal on Monday afternoon,...

13.09.2023 4

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The Supreme Court’s Fake Praying Coach Case Just Got Faker

Tweet Share Share Comment Last year, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of high school football coach’s right to engage in...

07.09.2023 3

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