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Badge, left, and Lander Busse, teenage plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Montana Credit, Matthew Hamon for The New York Times


Wednesday March 29, 2023

  • 16 young people sue their government in landmark climate case
  • The conservative legal movement is coming for public defenders
  • State Supreme Courts can protect us when federal judges refuse to
  • Justice Gorsuch sides with criminal defendants, and warms about judges with too much power


The Justice Department building in Washington, credit Tom Brenner for The Washington Post


Wednesday March 22, 2023

  • The fight against “judge shopping”
  • The Federalist Society isn’t so sure about democracy
  • Anti abortion lawyers want to ignore Court injunctions they disagree with
  • How the police become untouchable
Joe Biden announces Julie Su as his nominee for secretary of labor at the White House on 1 March Credit Win McNamee, Getty Images


Wednesday March 15, 2023

  • A movement lawyer is posed to become Secretary of Labor
  • SCOTUS keeps deciding it should have more power
  • The most important transgender rights case is going before the Supreme Court
  • The law professor who has been making racist statements for years
An abortion rights activist holds a sign at a protest in support of abortion access in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, n July 13, 2022 John Parra, Getty Images for MoveOn


Wednesday March 8, 2023

  • They were denied emergency abortions after Roe was overturned. They just filed a landmark lawsuit.
  • In some states, judges have the power to force young people to give birth
  • Judges are making it harder to protect kids from guns
  • The ominous rise of a new conservative legal theory
Supreme Court Building, picture by Balls & Strikes


Wednesday March 1, 2023

  • Labor lawyers belong on the Supreme Court
  • You probably won’t get any student loan relief, thanks to SCOTUS
  • The story of the ultra-conservative judge who could kill the abortion pill
  • The conservative legal strategy to declare the federal government unconstitutional
SCOTUS Justice Jackson


Wednesday February 22, 2023

  • I challenged Trump’s coup attempt from the bench
  • The right wing freak out over the existence of Black Judges
  • DOJ’s plan to neutralize Trump’s worst judge
  • SCOTUS might break the internet
Illustration by Jiayue Li for Vox


Wednesday February 15, 2023

  • The path forward after SCOTUS kills affirmative action
  • The racist SCOTUS decision that changed education forever
  • Conservative judges are trying to kill the social safety net
  • Retiring progressive judge is worried about women in her state