The 2020 presidential election is exactly a week away, and the nation waits with bated breath for the outcome of this ugly and contentious political battle. However, a separate yet equally important political brawl has been playing out over the last month in the Senate, and the Republican majority is poised to claim victory.
Fuck. That’s the only word appropriate right now, in all honesty. Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last week at the age of 87.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court, died Friday evening. She was 87.
“I like beer,” Judge Kavanaugh insists repeatedly while denying that he ever sexually assaulted anyone
While engaged in an argument with a friend of mine over whether or not to vote for Donald Trump in 2015, she made a statement that shook my perception of the election. She said, “I don’t care who he mocks, bullies, or curses. I’m voting for him because he’ll nominate conservative judges for the Supreme Court.” This friend of mine is a pro-life single-issue voter, so she only saw the presidency (and the judiciary) as a means to attain her goal; all other information was accessory.
At the end of the Supreme Court’s current session, longtime Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the nation’s highest court. Kennedy was appointed during the Reagan administration. The magnitude of this retirement cannot be understated. CNN’s senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tweeted out after the announcement that “abortion will be illegal in twenty states in 18 months.”
Mika Brzezinski. Venezuela. George Pell. This and more in the damage report.
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