The news of Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement from the Supreme Court at the end of this blockbuster term marks an historical transition point. One of the great pragmatists in the court’s history, Breyer is the last of President Bill Clinton’s
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was scheduled to face senators’ questions for the first time Tuesday as Democrats push to quickly confirm the only Black female justice in the court’s 233-year history. Jackson, a federal appeals
Supreme Court justices are political actors, and as such, they sometimes try to justify themselves to the public. They often do this, ironically, by insisting that they have no need or responsibility to justify themselves to the public. Chief Justice John Roberts unfurled this self-refuting argument once again over the weekend.
During his 1980 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan promised that “one of the first Supreme Court vacancies in my administration will be filled by the most qualified woman I can possibly find.” In 1981, after he entered the White House, he said
Public trust in the Supreme Court has dropped sharply, a Gallup poll found this fall. It’s hardly surprising, given an array of recent factors involving the justices, their opinions and supporters. They include the political power plays that helped transform the court’s ideological makeup from balanced to conservative, a controversial
Even as the US Supreme Court ruled that Title 42, which was invoked by president Donald Trump in March 2020 in the wake of Covid restricting asylum-seekers from entering the United States, Reuters news agency reported that President Joe Biden administration officials are planning to expel asylum-seekers from specific countries
There was never any reasonable doubt that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would be confirmed for the Supreme Court. The Republican questioning at the hearing was a racist, misogynist Passion Play, a squalid sacrifice at the MAGA altar.
A New York judge, Arthur F Ergoron has imposed a fine of $10,000 per day on former American President Donald Trump for failing to comply with a subpoena from the office of the Attorney General of New York, Letitia James. Trump was given
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has made history as the first Black woman confirmed to the US Supreme Court. Both her confirmation hearings and her history as a judge underscore a larger issue: justice can’t exist without listening.