Research is more limited, but shows men that who become parents younger than planned are less likely to go to college and have lower earnings. There are 2 parties involved with each pregnancy, so this will not just affect women, obviously. Source: End of Roe v. Wade means men who cause pregnancies … Continue reading End of Roe v. Wade means men who cause pregnancies will face more economic pain
In scrapping the right to terminate a pregnancy the court went against the popular will – only 25% of Americans now have confidence in the institution. This is not how a democracy is supposed to work. Source: ‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling | US supreme … Continue reading ‘A mockery of democracy’: US supreme court in question after abortion ruling
Make use of the constitutional system. It can impeach and remove justices. It can increase or decrease the size of the court itself (at its inception, the Supreme Court had only six members). It can strip the court of its jurisdiction over certain issues or it can weaken its power of judicial … Continue reading Opinion | How to Discipline a Rogue Supreme Court – The New York Times
With its decision on Roe v Wade, the court has signaled its illegitimacy – and thrown the American project into question Source: It’s time to say it: the US supreme court has become an illegitimate institution | Jill Filipovic | The Guardian Continue reading It’s time to say it: the US supreme court has become an illegitimate institution
In Vega v. Tekoh, the court decided individuals don’t have the right to sue police officers just for failing to read their Miranda rights. Looks like the Supreme Court is on a mission to undo every right we worked so hard to obtain in this country. Fun stuff. Source: The Supreme Court … Continue reading The Supreme Court Effectively Overturned Your Miranda Rights
The idea that Roosevelt’s court-packing plan ruined his legacy is a historical fallacy. If Kavanaugh gets confirmed, it’s the only thing the Democrats can do once back in power to change the direction the court could be taking with regards to democracy as a whole. Source: Franklin Roosevelt Tried to Pack the … Continue reading Franklin Roosevelt Tried to Pack the Supreme Court. Democrats Should Too.
In the early 20th century, the Supreme Court systematically gutted regulations to favor business and attack organized labor. Those dark days have returned. Not good. Source: A New Lochner Era Continue reading The Supreme Court Out To Destroy Democracy.
With the filibuster done, Republicans abandoned long-held practices and lifted President Trump’s nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, with a simple majority vote. Say goodbye to the filibuster with regards to the Supreme Court … Continue reading Senate Republicans Deploy ‘Nuclear Option’ to Clear Path for Neil Gorsuch
The Senate Judiciary Committee was in position to approve the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of Colorado later on Monday and send it to the deeply divided Senate. If the Democrats … Continue reading Senate Democrats Appear Poised to Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination
A ‘nuclear’ confrontation in the Senate could come as soon as next week. Looks like Gorsuch may not get the votes needed to be confirmed and the Republicans may invoke the “Nuclear … Continue reading Gorsuch’s path to 60 votes closing fast
Marco Rubio does not take abortion lightly. An avid supporter of the pro-life movement, Rubio has defended his position on abortions even when dealing with cases of rape and incest, so when … Continue reading A Mother’s Choice: Abortions and the Zika Virus
Ted Cruz’s speech at the Republican National Convention included everything that is considered essential to conservatives: freedom, the Constitution, the right to bear arms, a negative review of the performance from President … Continue reading Party Unification vs. Voting Your Conscience: Which One Matters More?