Reading Time: 3 minutes While some critics of partisan gerrymandering hope the Supreme Court can put a stop to it, others fear the court may actually enable states to draw unfair maps.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Supreme Court opted to change the voter identification rules in North Dakota just weeks before the midterm election — a decision that could keep thousands of mostly Native American voters from casting a ballot.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Brett Kavanaugh has devoted his career to fighting regulation on corporations — while his father has helped corporations limit industry liability in a huge looming cancer case affecting millions of women, babies, and others.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Democrats tried to expose some of his more conservative views, but Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hid behind the fine print.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Five years ago, a US Supreme Court decision had the practical effect of making it harder to vote in many states. Americans are still dealing with the consequences, and it’s only getting worse.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Some states’ laws are already cutting access to reproductive health care. What can the rest of the US expect if a conservative SCOTUS tips the balance on Roe v. Wade?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement from the Supreme Court — and the consequences could be dire for a number of election reform efforts. Kennedy had a mixed record on the issue but his successor will likely be much worse.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Supreme Court disappointed election integrity advocates by declining to hear the merits of a case regarding perhaps one of the worst cases of partisan gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The work of the US Congress is on display for anyone desiring to tune in. But why are federal courts largely exempt from this public scrutiny?
Reading Time: 3 minutes By taking the issue of gay marriage off the table once and for all, the Supreme Court provided Republican White House candidates with an opportunity to move on. But evangelical Christians will likely remain on the losing side of history.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Supreme Court decision in favor of President Obama’s health insurance mandate is being treated as a great victory for the administration. But does the public win? John Stauber says no. What do you say?
Reading Time: 5 minutes On torture and secrecy, Obama is carefully treading a path laid by his predecessor. What gives?