Yesterday, the U-S Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court Justice. As Barrett becomes the third Trump-appointee to the high court, some Democrats are eyeballing ways to counter its six to three conservative majority. One of those methods is increasing the number of justices, often called court packing — an action that’s almost […]
With Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate confirmation all but a done deal, progressives will soon find themselves staring down the barrel of a 6-3 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. Not only might a solidly hostile court strike down new progressive legislation, but many fear the court could undo what has become settled law, including […]
Today was the final day of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. The committee has set a panel vote on Barrett’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court for October 22nd, after which she’ll be sent to the Senate floor for a final confirmation. Now, some Democrats are considering adding supreme court justices to […]
Today marked day one of Amy Coney Barrett’s official confirmation process to the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett will spend most of the rest of this week sitting before the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, before being passed off to the Senate for a confirmation vote likely to take place later this month. For more on the confirmation […]
Photo by McBeth on Flickr. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before they were fifteen years old to stay in the country. Recipients are given a permit, which must be renewed every two years, that allows them to work in the United States. […]
Michael Li, Senior Counsel from the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the recent Supreme Court decision NOT to get involved in gerrymandering issues in states. He talks with Jan about what this means locally, and what continuing actions are available to make elections more fair and representative of the people’s wishes.