The Senate Republicans caved and Donald Trump just announced that the FBI will conduct a weeklong, limited edition, Cliff Notes, truncated, highly abbreviated investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982.
The shit show that shouldn’t be is finally upon us and the idea that sexual-assault testimony is being treated like a lead-up to the Super Bowl is sickening and befitting of the times.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest member of the Supreme Court, says she’s got about five more years, just long enough for righteous America to vote Donald Trump out of office before she retires.
Donald Trump will have a second opportunity to convert the U.S. Supreme Court into a white supremacist bastion for generations to come after Justice Anthony Kennedy retires in July.
In a 5-4 decision delivered Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court upheld Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. In doing so, the majority wrote off the president’s own anti-Muslim statements—comments he’s been making since 2011, which ramped up during his presidential campaign.
On Monday, the Supreme Court made two notable decisions related to voting and voting rights that promise major ramifications for the 2018 midterms and beyond.
In a 5-4 decision along partisan lines, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Ohio’s voter-suppression campaign was totally fine.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that protecting the white man’s God is more important than protecting the rights of actual human beings because—according to the highest court in America—Jesus has feelings, too.
On Monday, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote an op-ed in that most venerable paper of record, the New York Times, in which he calls for a repeal of the Second Amendment, the constitutional basis for the “right” to bear arms, calling it a “more effective and more lasting reform” than stricter gun…
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to immediately review lower-court decisions that keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from going kaput, in what has to be a huge relief to DACA recipients, and is yet another blow to the Trump administration.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture unveiled its latest exhibit, one featuring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a figure whose absence from the museum when it opened a year ago raised eyebrows among conservatives.
Keith Tharpe, a Georgia man who was convicted of murder in 1991 and sentenced to death, did not die as scheduled Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the government cannot refuse to register a trademark because some may find the trademarked words offensive, saying that the disparagement clause of the copyright law is not an anti-discrimination clause but, rather, a “happy-talk” clause.
The Supreme Court on Monday said that it had zero time for North Carolina and its shenanigans, rejecting an appeal to reinstate its
stupid voter-identification laws, which a lower court had ruled targeted African Americans “with almost surgical precision.”
On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that school districts must provide students with disabilities the opportunity to make “appropriately ambitious” progress in their education, and that decision will likely have an impact on the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States.
Duane Buck may get justice yet. On Wednesday the Supreme Court of the United States ordered a new hearing for Buck, a black Texas inmate who has sat for years on death row, after hearing claims that improper testimony about his race got him sentenced to death.
Amid the resulting commotion from his latest executive actions, President Donald Trump announced Monday that at 8 p.m. Tuesday he would announce his pick to replace late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Score 1 for voting-rights advocates.
Editor’s note: For more information about the Buck v. Davis case, read “Racial Bias Got Duane Buck the Death Sentence; the Supreme Court Can Fix It,” also on The Root.
The perceived criminality and dangerousness of black men in the United States has a long and storied history.