Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Michael Waldman: Originalism Run Amok at the Supreme Court

Originalism, as used by this Court, just provides cover for a right-wing polit­ical agenda. It is a threat to democracy

Naomi Klein: The Supreme Court’s Shock-and-Awe Judicial Coup

The rolling judicial coup coming from this court is by no means over

Brett Wilkins: US ‘Witnessing a Judicial Coup in Process’

“It is our duty to check the Court’s gross overreach of power in violating people’s inalienable rights and seizing for itself the powers of Congress and the president.”

Nayyirah Shariff: Flint Residents Outraged

Charges Dropped in Deadly Water Scandal That Poisoned Majority-Black City

Joe Mayall: Non-Police Public Safety Alternatives Work. Denver’s Star Program Proves It

Denver’s STAR program led to a 34 percent drop in crime in its operating districts since 2020

Brett Wilkins: Progressives Launch ‘Four More’ Campaign to Demand Supreme Court Expansion

“In a true democracy, power rests with the people,” one campaigner asserted. “And the only way to take our power back is to take back the court.”

Sharon Zhang: “Crisis of Our Democracy”: AOC Calls for Supreme Court Justices to Be Impeached

The Supreme Court has dramatically overreached its authority

Marjorie Cohn: Self-Determination Has Been Wrenched Away From Half the US Population

For the first time in U.S. history, the Supreme Court has retracted a fundamental constitutional right

Ben Bolling: The Supreme Court’s Faux ‘Originalism’

The conservative Supreme Court’s favorite judicial philosophy requires a very, very firm grasp of history — one that none of the justices seem to possess

Jessica Corbett: Supreme Court Climate Decision Could ‘Doom’ Hope for Livable Future

“The immediate issue is the limits of the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases,” said one scientist. “The broader issue is the ability of federal agencies to regulate anything at all.”

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