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Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, wealthy interests seeking to influence supreme court elections are increasingly turning to outside spending by groups, rather than contributing to candidates or political parties.
Despite Justice Kennedy’s stated ambivalence about the practice of electing judges, perhaps no other justice has had such a profound role in identifying and exacerbating its worst features.
Nine justices were never going to save us from the current crisis engulfing our democracy. Throughout our history, they seldom have.
The president’s golden gut has told him to demonize immigrants, but where is that strategy leading?
Immigration courts are supposed to be a backstop against unfair treatment in our system. There is every indication that Sessions will continue to use his power to quietly cripple them.
Children’s screams are now the soundtrack of the Trump era.
The instinct to punish judges for an unpopular or mistaken decision is alive and well and imperiling judicial independence.
By insisting he can pardon himself, the president has transformed a theoretical debate into a real one.
Remembering Robert Kennedy 50 years after his assassination.
Surprise, surprise: The one matter on which the over-his-head president appears to have a strategy is how to get convicted people off the hook.