The Democrats are behaving like a traditional opposition party. The effect is to “normalize” Donald Trump. It will be up to the press and advocacy groups to show how far outside democratic norms Trump falls.
It has been 29 years since the U.S. Supreme Court last started a term with only eight justices. Next week, another eight-member Court will begin to sort through the scores of cases the justices have chosen to try to resolve.
New data from the American Constitution Society paints the most complete picture to date of the composition of our state courts, and the message is clear: There's a lot of work to do until state benches are as diverse as the people they serve.