Posted in Politics Reproductive Rights

Ocasio-Cortez Says Sinema Can ‘Take a Seat’ on Women’s Health

“Hold everyone contributing to this disaster accountable, GOP and Dem obstructionists included,” the New York Democrat said. “She should be primaried.” by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams May 3, 2022 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among those condemning…

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Posted in Abortion Rights Analysis SCOTUS

Supreme Court set to strike down Roe v. Wade?

A leaked draft opinion from Justice Alito shows conservative Justices ready to move. “While abortion is still legal, tonight’s report makes clear that our deepest fears are coming true. We have reached a crisis moment for…

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Posted in News SCOTUS

Biden Nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

If confirmed, Brown Jackson will be the first Black woman and first former federal public defender to serve on the Supreme Court. by Julia Conley, Common Dreams Friday, February 25, 2022 This is a developing story….

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Posted in Investigations News

Supreme Court denies Trump bid to conceal records from Jan. 6 panel

One government watchdog group welcomed the decision as “a huge win for transparency.” by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams Wednesday, January 19, 10:30 PM The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied former President Donald Trump’s attempt to…

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Posted in Columns SCOTUS Wade Rathke

All Americans need to worry about the Roe vs. Wade case

by Wade Rathke December 3, 2021 Little Rock     All of the pundits and the smart money are saying that the Supreme Court, in arguments made currently on the Mississippi challenge to the 50-year-old decision, are…

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Posted in Arizona News SCOTUS Voter suppression

Supreme Court hears Arizona voting law case with national implications

“If you can’t vote because you are a Native American or a non-Hispanic in areas where car ownership rates are very small, where you don’t have mail pickup or mail delivery … or you happen to…

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Posted in Abuse of power Accountability SCOTUS

‘That’s insane… He still has the money’: SCOTUS tosses emoluments lawsuits targeting Trump

One watchdog critic angered by the court’s decision said, “Congress must act now to ensure that no future president can profit off the presidency.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Monday, January 25, 2021 The U.S. Supreme…

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Injustice Barrett

Injustice Barrett “Give me your Roe v. Wade, your wretched ACA…” by Khalil Bendib October 28, 2020

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Posted in Analysis Politics Pro Publica

Trump races to weaken environmental and worker protections, and implement other last-minute policies, before Jan. 20

The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes. Among them: The Justice Department is fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions to federal executions. by Isaac Arnsdorf  Six days…

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Posted in Analysis Democracy Race for the White House 2020

On the current status of Trump’s coup attempt—and its future

It may look like this is one frivolity and absurdity after another—and it is. But if this electoral clash reaches the Supreme Court, all bets are off. by Marjorie Cohn Sunday, November 22, 2020 Joe Biden…

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Posted in Analysis Kaiser Health News Reproductive Rights

Coming abortion fight could threaten birth control, too

by Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Friday, November 6 Abortion opponents were among those most excited by the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. And they had good reason to be. As…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Politics Race for the White House 2020

Trump legal adviser admits campaign Is pining for Supreme Court rescue

‘Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett Will Come Through’ “The GOP is telling the nation, on cable television, that it installed its 6-3 Supreme Court majority in order to steal elections. Believe them.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in Analysis Elections Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

If Trump tries to sue his way to election victory, here’s what happens

It’s easy enough for the Trump campaign to file a lawsuit claiming improprieties, but a lot harder to provide evidence of wrongdoing or a convincing legal argument. Here’s what you need to know as the election…

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Posted in Common Dreams Elections News Vote by mail Voter suppression

Justice Kavanaugh parrots Trump mail-in ballot lies as Supreme Court bars extension of Wisconsin deadline

“He’s Down to Steal This Thing” “Kavanaugh is announcing to the world that if it will help Trump win he will join a decision to not count votes.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 27…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Common Dreams Coronavirus News Unemployment

After installing Barrett, McConnell adjourns Senate for recess with no Covid relief in sight

“Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in Common Dreams Health Insurance News

Saying quiet part ‘really loud,’ Trump admits he hopes Supreme Court kills ACA as Barrett moves closer to confirmation

“Senate Republicans who claim this was never about gutting healthcare are lying to you and Donald Trump just proved it.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, October 22 After Senate Republicans spent several days of hearings…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 SCOTUS

To fix ‘out of whack’ US Judiciary and Supreme Court, Biden says he’ll create commission to study reforms

“There’s a number of alternatives that… go well beyond packing,” Biden asserted. “The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football.” by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Thursday, October…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

Rushing Barrett confirmation McConnell pushes Senate to ignore Covid relief taks

 “Mitch McConnell is rushing to steal a Supreme Court seat before the election. Senate Republicans would rather help him do it than help millions of Americans.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, October 21 Senate Majority…

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Posted in Common Dreams Courts Elections News Voter suppression

Supreme Court blocks GOP effort to curb ballot deadline in Pennsylvania

‘One of the Most Significant Rulings’ of 2020 “This decision could have easily gone the other way if Amy Coney Barrett was on the court.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 In both a…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 SCOTUS

Lindsey Graham openly violates committee rules to schedule vote on Barrett nomination

‘This Is Unprecedented’ “Senator Graham just further proved the illegitimacy of this sham process by again breaking the rules to ram through a justice to rip away healthcare from millions in the middle of a pandemic.”…

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Posted in Columns SCOTUS Wade Rathke

Supreme Charade

by Wade Rathke October 14, 2020 New Orleans   There’s a bitter irony to the current charade called a confirmation hearing for a new justice to join the United States Supreme Court. All of the players,…

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Posted in Campaign finance Common Dreams Corporate Influence Dark Money SCOTUS

‘Look for Power in the Shadows’: watch Sheldon Whitehouse shine light on ‘Dark Money operation’ behind GOP Supreme Court takeover

“Something is not right around the court. And dark money has a lot to do with it. Special interests have a lot to do with it.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, October 14 Democratic Sen….

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering News SCOTUS Voter suppression

SCOTUS nominee Barrett says she would approach election tampering with ‘an open mind’

“This shouldn’t be a hard question. The fact that she would not answer it is deeply troubling.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Tuesday, October 13 When Judge Amy Coney Barrett was asked Tuesday during her second…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams News SCOTUS

Reproductive rights advocates say Barrett signing anti-choice ad confirms pre-existing bias

“Trump said he’s only nominating justices who’ll end Roe and criminalize abortion,” says NARAL Pro-Choice America’s president Ilyse Hogue. “We take him at his word.” by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Thursday, October 1 Amy Coney Barrett,…

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