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The Twilight of Free Speech Liberalism | The New Republic

As the ACLU has transformed itself from a nonpartisan protector of civil liberties into one of Donald Trump’s most bitter political foes, it’s been forced to grapple with fundamental questions about its role in American society. Last March, Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, stepped …

Washington’s high-court fights date to Washington himself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago — when the Senate voted down George Washington’s choice for chief justice. This year’s brouhaha sees Senate Democrats and Republicans bracing for a showdown over President Donald Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch. It’s the …

Late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Made It Difficult for People to Establish Standing in Court – The Atlantic

The late Supreme Court justice wrote a number of opinions that limited the ability of racial minorities, victims of police misconduct, and others to vindicate their constitutional rights. Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy is often discussed in terms of his views on hot-button issues, such as gun control, campaign-finance regulation, abortion, …

Filling the Supreme Court Void | Advocate.com

Anthony Kennedy was with us on marriage, but the next justice may be the truly crucial vote in deciding the  outcome of future LGBT rights cases. When Justice Antonin Scalia died, many liberal court-watchers noted cheerfully that the proudly reactionary justice was unable to block the Supreme Court’s chief civil rights …