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States can do more to insulate judges from partisan politics
It was a big deal for these two women to win. But it just shows how woefully non-diverse so many crucial state supreme courts are.
One key reason, our research suggests: Elections aren’t producing representative benches
States must consider how to safeguard the independence of state courts
Past presidents have overreached. And when they’ve done so, the system has often responded. Here’s how we’ve addressed prior abuses — and what we need to do this time.
All President Trump needs to do is ask for the bureau to continue its background investigation
Without a full probe, Kavanaugh could, like Justice Thomas, ascend to the Court with a permanent cloud over him
An Article V convention would open the floodgates. It would expose the Constitution to any number of sweeping changes, putting the basics of our democracy at risk.
The Judicial Crisis Network spent $10 million to back Gorsuch’s nomination and over $3 million to support Kavanaugh’s nomination. Yet JCN refuses to reveal its donors — obscuring who is behind the group’s outsized spending — and what its goals are.
Just as nature spawns new growth after a wildfire, we will need to revitalize democracy after Trump