Supreme Court

First as Farce, Then as Tragedy

December 10, 2018

Manisha Sinha / Portside. Donald Trump wants to destroy the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship. But before he sought to eliminate it outright, his elite predecessors mangled, misread, and misused the amendment in the service of capital. Donald Trump’s unconstitutional threat to decree an end to the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of national birthright citizenship…

Supreme Court Stops Deposition Of Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross In Census Citizenship Question

Supreme Court Stops Deposition Of Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross In Census Citizenship Question

October 24, 2018

Even though Ross’s memo contradicts his and DOJ testimony, Supreme Court says Sec Ross will not have to testify in the challenge to the 2020 census citizenship question, which threatens to undercount immigrants in the US. A first  consequence of Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Court

Trump is Winning. Sure, the Country is Screwed But Who Cares?

Trump is Winning. Sure, the Country is Screwed But Who Cares?

October 12, 2018

The Trump Administration is bullying its way into big wins. Pundits warn about the cost to civic society, but why should the Trumpies care about that? They’re getting what they want and that’s what really matters.

Hundreds Rally to "Cancel Kavanaugh" Hours Before His Confirmation

Rally to “Cancel Kavanaugh” Hours Before His Confirmation

October 7, 2018

On the day of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, women, survivors and allies continued to protest and demand senators stop the process

Sen. Collins Calls for Kavanaugh's Presumption of Innocence - Where is the Criminal Investigation?

Sen. Collins Calls for Kavanaugh’s Presumption of Innocence – Where is the Criminal Investigation?

October 5, 2018

Our panelists Paul Jay, Dharna Noor, and Dana Vickers Shelley, Executive Director of the Maryland ACLU, and host Marc Steiner discuss the significance of the nomination, why the Democrats didn’t pursue a criminal investigation for perjury, the consequences for women’s rights and whether a fight should be waged to impeach Kavanaugh once he is confirmed.

The Kavanaugh Affair

The Kavanaugh Affair

October 5, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. Liberals!  Some perspective please! Donald Trump is the least fit and most corrupt American president in modern times, if not — depending on how slavery factors in, and on what we make of Andrew Johnson and   the mid-nineteenth century presidents whose tenure led up to the Civil War — since…

Bret Kavanaugh is a Liar, a Perjurer and Belongs in Jail Instead of on the Supreme Court

Bret Kavanaugh is a Liar, a Perjurer and Belongs in Jail Instead of on the Supreme Court

October 5, 2018

By David William Pear / Greanville Post. Bret Kavanaugh is a pathological liar and in any position of power he is a danger to society.  I do not say this lightly, nor am I referring to Kavanaugh’s aberrant behavior that Dr. Christine Baisley Ford and others testified about:  the attempted rape, sexual battery, drunkenness, blackouts and…

Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accusation is Not a 'He Said, She Said' Case

Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accusation is Not a ‘He Said, She Said’ Case

October 4, 2018

Current Affairs editor Nathan Robinson takes apart Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing testimony. While the media present this as a “he said, she said” case, Robinson argues that Kavanaugh’s testimony is self-incriminating because of his lies  

Kavanaugh Hearings: Toxic Masculinity is 'Endemic' to the Far Right

Kavanaugh Hearings: Toxic Masculinity is ‘Endemic’ to the Far Right

September 27, 2018

Henry Giroux says Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh betrays the kind of “anti-women and anti-just policies” that the fascistic far-right want to usher in

A Bulwark Against the Idiocy of Conservatives Like Brett Kavanaugh

September 17, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. In his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Brett Kavanaugh put on a prodigious display of vacuity and mendacity.  Kavanaugh is the retrograde jurist picked by Donald Trump to fill the Supreme Court vacancy that arose when the Court’s “swing vote,” Anthony Kennedy, retired. His politics is god…