Opinion: “Judicial Modesty” Is The New Legal Fig Leaf For Denying Civil Rights To LGBTQ Americans

While we don’t yet know how the Supreme Court will decide the major civil rights question before it regarding whether or not gay and transgender people are protected under federal legislation that outlaws employment discrimination “on the basis of sex,” the nature of the debates and the questions raised from the bench last week when attorneys for both sides presented arguments do not reflect well on this nation’s supposed commitment to civil rights. read more

GOP Seeks to Destroy First Amendment and Democracy Itself

As Don Draper, the central character of AMC’s hit show Mad Men, likes to say, “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”

For the GOP across the nation these days, though, the prevailing attitude is more to the effect of, “If you don’t like what’s being said, repress the conversation.” read more

Mitch McConnell Admits That His Reason For Blocking Merrick Garland Was A Lie

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Mitch McConnell admitted that his reason for blocking Merrick Garland was a lie and that he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy for Trump in 2020.

New Study of Homophobia Shows Trump Is not Just a Hater, but Stupid, too

A recent study conducted by the University of Queensland in Australia may very well provide some very valuable insights to help Americans understand and assess President Trump’s behaviors, beliefs, and policy positions.
This study, published in Intelligence magazine, identifies a correlation between homophobia and lower cognitive abilities, linking hatred and prejudice with lower intelligence. read more

Democratic Candidates Want to Expand the Supreme Court

Democrats are sick of watching Mitch McConnell stack the federal judiciary — including the Supreme Court — with right-wing judges.

So now many of them want to retaliate, and they are starting to talk about a radical response that would allow a future Democratic president and Senate to add two new liberal justices to the highest court in the land. read more

Chief Justice Roberts Ignored Kavanaugh Perjury Complaints

Chief Justice John Roberts received more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints in recent weeks against Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice Saturday, but did nothing about them. According to the Washington Post, he “has chosen for the time being not to refer them to a judicial panel for investigation.” read more

Justice Kagan Warns of Supreme Court With No Swing Vote

Kagan and Obama should have a smooth path to confirmation

Last night, just hours after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared to have secured enough votes to be confirmed, a warning was issued by a current Supreme Court Justice.

Associate Justice Elena Kagan said Friday she is afraid that the high court going forward will not have a justice who will serve as a swing-vote on important cases. read more

Conservative Commentator Accuses Democrats of Hijacking #MeToo Movement

The conservative assault on women’s basic human rights just doesn’t stop.

And just as the GOP hired Arizona-based sex-crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to serve as a kind of figleaf to cover the obscene nakedness of their shameful misogyny, we also see Republican-aligned women coming out in full force to play an identity-politics game geared toward masking the extreme anti-feminist ideology steeping the conservative political agenda. read more

Schumer Demands Delay of Kavanaugh Vote Saying Women Have Been Ignored for Too Long

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer cited the "serious and credible allegations" that must be thoroughly investigated. "For too long, when woman have made serious allegations of abuse, they have been ignored. That cannot happen in this case."

Mitch McConnell Threatens Democrats If They Don’t Speed Up Vote On Trump Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has threatened to keep Democrats off the campaign trail by delaying the vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee until right before the midterm election unless they stop requesting the documents they need to vet Brett Kavanaugh.

Russ Feingold Rips Criminal Trump For Stealing An Election And The Supreme Court

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Former Sen. Russ Feingold laid into Trump for first stealing an election, the Supreme Court, and now turning the highest court in the land into a kangaroo court.

Trump Prospect for High Court Thinks Presidents Can’t Be Sued Or Investigated

One of President Donald Trump’s leading prospects for the U.S. Supreme Court has in the past said that presidents should not be subjected to civil lawsuits, criminal investigations or even questions from attorneys while in office. read more

Trump Rushes To Announce Court Pick by July 11 While Dems Demand Delay

Donald Trump is behaving like a man who knows his time is short.  He got his wish of a retirement from his pal Justice Anthony Kennedy and now it is being reported that he will announce his replacement pick by July 11th.  Clearly this is a man in a hurry. read more

Cory Booker Calls For No Supreme Court Vote Until The Criminal Investigation Of Trump Ends

Sen. Cory Booker said that there should be no vote on any Trump Supreme Court nominee until after the criminal investigation into Donald Trump ends.

Susan Collins Says Roe v. Wade Case is Settled Law and Should Be Respected

On Wednesday U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he is retiring effective July 31. Concerning the implications of Kennedy’s retirement, we wrote yesterday:

“Kennedy’s retirement effective essentially immediately means that the dysfunctional president and dysfunctional Republican-led Senate have to hustle to get a Supreme Court justice confirmed before the next term begins in October. Kennedy was a Reagan appointee, so his replacement won’t change the makeup of the court, but it will cement a 5-4 conservative majority for the foreseeable future.” read more

Legal Scholars Call Travel Ban A Colossal Mistake That Legitimizes Racism