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Sustained protests have taken place in Iran since the Sept. 16, 2022 death of Mahsa Amini, left, in police custody. Illustration by Franziska Barczyk for POLITICO

Newsbrief

Wednesday January 25, 2023

  • The women of Iran are not backing down
  • New documentary shows Justice Kavanaugh is a man of anger and grievance
  • The Supreme Court is embarrassed once again
  • The 50th anniversary of Roe that never was

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Rally Held For Phoenix Mercury Player Brittney Griner Detained In Russia

Newsbrief

Wednesday January 18, 2023

  • The dream of Black lawyers in America
  • I chose to compete as my true, trans self
  • The Supreme Court Justices don’t seem to like each other
  • The conservative legal movement’s assault on regulations continues
Harnett gives advice to a woman she was locked up with who is still in prison. Photo Brenda Ann Kenneally

Newsbrief

Wednesday January 11, 2023

  • Progressive lawyers start pro bono firm to defend democracy
  • The story of the jailhouse lawyer who set dozens free
  • The lawyer working to end the rape exception
  • SCOTUS is coming after the right to strike
One study found that the Supreme Court led since 2005 by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been “uniquely willing to check executive authority Haiyun Jiang:The New York Times

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Wednesday December 21, 2022

  • What progressive judges need to do
  • What a Black Judge’s family history teaches us that representation matters
  • California Bar went after Black lawyers while giving Tom Girardi a pass
  • The rise of the “imperial Supreme Court”
A protester dressed as birth control pills rallies outside the Supreme Court Brendan Smialowski:AFP via Getty Images

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Wednesday December 14, 2022

  • The conservative legal movement in 2023
  • The dangerous legal theory that is all the rage with conservative lawyers
  • A notorious judge just fired the first shot against birth control
  • One nation under guns
Representative-elect Maxwell Frost Credit Kenny Holston for The New York Times

Newsbrief

Wednesday December 7, 2022

  • It’s time to censure Clarence Thomas
  • The Supreme Court needs real oversight
  • The most conservative justices just got humiliated
  • Gen Z comes to Capitol Hill
Sproul Plaza at UC-Berkeley. (Marlena Sloss for The Washington Post)

Newsbrief

Wednesday November 30, 2022

  • For 25 years, UC Berkeley hasn’t used race in admissions, and the results have been devastating
  • Amy Coney Barrett’s long history with homophobia
  • What it’s like to be LGBTQ+ in red California
  • The judge and the case that came back to haunt him