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Opinion

Opinion — Religious Bigotry: On Display in the Barrett Hearings… and Elsewhere

Much has been said about how senators applied unconstitutional religious tests to Judge Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation to the 7th Circuit — and again during the hearings on her Supreme Court nomination. But little has been said about the harm these displays of religious prejudice inflict on our culture — or where they can lead. When a high-ranking official challenges a citizen’s ability to serve simply because of her religious identity, beliefs or affiliations, it demonstrates that

Politics

Progressives pledge to keep pushing Biden to expand court

Since Joe Biden ran away with the Democratic presidential nomination in March, leading progressives have accepted him — sometimes grudgingly — as their party’s leader. But, in the final weeks of the campaign, the Supreme Court vacancy is threatening to inflame old divides. Some activists on the left are pressing Biden to endorse expanding the

Legal Beat

GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters. But Senate Republicans are with the voters on that. Despite Democratic cries of hypocrisy, they’re hoping the battle over replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg will help them keep their Senate majority as well as Trump’s job in the

Legal Beat

Top contenders for Ginsburg’s seat on Supreme Court

President Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87 and was a champion of gender equality. A look at the top contenders: ___ AMY CONEY BARRETT Barrett, 48, is widely considered to be the front-runner. She was previously considered as

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