Gorsuch Just Handed Down The Most Bloodthirsty And Cruel Death Penalty Opinion Of The Modern Era

By Ian Millhiser, Thinkprogress.org -

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Bucklew v. Precythe, which it handed down Monday on a party-line vote, is at once the most significant Eighth Amendment decision of the last several decades and the [...]

Unions See An Opening In The Wake Of A Ruling That Was Supposed To Finish Them Off

By Rachel M. Cohen, Theintercept.com -

THE LAST YEAR has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, [...]

Supreme Court Denies ExxonMobil Effort To Conceal Climate Documents

By Nate Raymond, Reuters.com -

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the attorney general of Massachusetts to obtain records from Exxon Mobil Corp to probe whether the oil company for decades [...]

Supreme Court Decision Puts Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Back On Track For Trial

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

By a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a Trump administration motion to stop a constitutional lawsuit filed by 21 young plaintiffs from going to trial. The lawsuit, Juliana v. United [...]

Youth Plaintiffs File Response With Supreme Court Pointing To Government’s Serious Mischaracterization Of ​​Juliana v. United States

By Staff, OurChildrensTrust.org -

Eugene, Oregon -- Today, attorneys for youth plaintiffs in the landmark climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, filed their response with the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, [...]

Justice Roberts Blocks Discovery In Children’s Trust Climate Lawsuit

By Staff, Quartz -

On Friday (Oct. 19), the US Supreme Court blocked a climate lawsuit that pits children against the federal government. The trial was set to start in 10 days, and the lawyers for the young people [...]

New Supreme Court Ruling Could Make It Easier To Hold Corporations Liable For Things Like Climate Change

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

A new ruling from the Supreme Court in two cases, ConAgra Grocery Products v. California and Sherwin-Williams v. California has the potential to open the door for the public to hold corporations [...]

Washington Supreme Court Declares State’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional

By Staff, Deathpenaltyinfo.org -

Finding that the death penalty "is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner," a unanimous Washington Supreme Court has struck down the state's capital-punishment statute as violating [...]

Let’s Start A Kavanaugh Watch…

By Ralph Nader. -

Brett Kavanaugh, the new Injustice of the Supreme Court of the United States, must be pleased by the leading news stories on Monday and Tuesday regarding his swift swearing-in on Saturday. The [...]

The Long Night Has Fallen On The Supreme Court — Thanks Largely To Democrats

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

Brett Kavanaugh took his seat on the far right of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, but before the Court’s newest racist, pro-torture, corporate, patriarchal pig could don his new robes the [...]

With The Crisis Of Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Comes Opportunity

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Saturday was a tough day for a group of social justice activists to hold a strategy retreat. Brett Kavanaugh was clearly going to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and we weren’t in any kind of [...]

Don’t Despair About The Supreme Court

By Howard Zinn, Progressive.org -

John Roberts sailed through his confirmation hearings as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, with enthusiastic Republican support, and a few weak mutterings of opposition by the [...]

Key Republicans Signal Confidence In FBI Report On Kavanaugh

By Elana Schor, Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan, Politico.com -

Key undecided Republican senators are signaling on Thursday the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh may give them the confidence they need to back the embattled [...]

McConnell Vows GOP ‘Will Not Be Intimidated By Kavanough Protesters

By Jon Queally, Commondreams.org -

An apparently perturbed Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that the loud, outraged, and determined constituents who have been letting Republican lawmakers know just how much they do not [...]

Political Issues In The Senate Hearing On Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

After nearly nine hours of Senate testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, the public is no closer to knowing what did or did not happen over [...]