Activists have mustered seven-figure war chests and troops on the ground, but little energy to stop Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation has materialized.
The view of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee about the separation of powers may please Mr. Trump. But Democrats will want to ask more questions about his views.
Readers have asked about the kind of public information requests our journalists make. Two of our investigative reporters explain how this worked with recent requests on President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination.
Echoes of the majoritarian rhetoric preceding the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya can be heard in India as four million, mostly Bengali-origin Muslims, have been effectively turned stateless.
The email, part of a trove of about 5,700 documents involving Brett M. Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush administration, appears likely to be a focus at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
(Even if you’re not in one.)
America needs a new model of campaign finance not to supplant the political marketplace but to correct for its inadequacies.
In an annual summary of the Supreme Court’s work, Justice Ginsburg, 85, said she hoped for more consensus and may try to serve until she is 90.
The Supreme Court nominee, despite his own doubts, left his Washington law firm to rejoin the investigation into President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Pope Francis declares capital punishment unambiguously wrong. No exceptions.
The lawyer supervising the screening of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s records served as a deputy to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh when he was staff secretary in the Bush White House.
He wants to freeze fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards, thwarting progress on climate change.
The conservative justice’s obsession with the past was on full display during the recent term.
Beyond the Supreme Court, President Trump has already put a stamp on federal appeals courts, and Senate Republicans have been eager partners in the effort.
Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that if the family and doctors agree, they do not need a court’s permission to let a patient in a persistent vegetative state die.
The senator is central to his party’s fight to defeat President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, whom Democrats have avoided meeting as they clash with Republicans over access to his emails.
Following “The Originalist,” the judge talked fondly about its subject: her frequent legal sparring partner Antonin Scalia.
When the Senate took up Brett Kavanaugh's appeals court nomination in 2006, he dodged questions on his role in presidential signing statements. Democrats are now demanding access to related records.
While covering the looming decision by India’s Supreme Court over whether to decriminalize gay sex, Kai Schultz struggled with his own place in the story.
After the Supreme Court legalized abortion, two powerful movements — feminism and evangelicalism — took opposing sides on the issue and forged a new political landscape.
Senate Democrats are avoiding the standard meet-and-greet with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as they fight over which documents must be turned over.
President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court was involved in some of the most politically charged moments of our recent history. The Senate should examine his full paper trail thoroughly.
In North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grappling with a Supreme Court pick, a trade war, a hostile President Trump and a well-known Republican challenger.
A single sentence in a 1976 Supreme Court decision holds the key to understanding Judge Kavanaugh’s approach to campaign finance law.
We examine how abortion — and the Supreme Court case that legalized the procedure in the United States — became one of the most politically divisive issues of our time.
President Trump’s choice for the latest Supreme Court vacancy will continue a trend toward widening America’s power and wealth gaps.
The federal judge’s ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general’s office that aggressive protesters violated laws guaranteeing reproductive health access.
Readers discuss Democratic strategies for the confirmation hearings, Roe v. Wade, voter ID laws and more.
In California, a long-running fight could be nearing a conclusion. At stake for the public is access to a magnificent coastline.
Scheduling fights in the Senate. Student evaluations. Here’s a distilled version of what has happened since President Trump introduced his court nominee to the world.
With a new Supreme Court justice on the way, anti-abortion groups sense a unique moment to achieve their goal, and they’re mobilizing forces at the local level.
A discussion in his home state underscored the difficult decision the West Virginia senator and other red-state Democrats must make.
Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been divisive in the nation’s leading law schools, which lean left, but anonymous evaluations from his students at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown paint a portrait of a popular professor.
In 1970, before Roe v. Wade established a constitutional right to abortion, New York became a magnet for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies legally.
A conservative lawyer chosen to head a federal agency has spent months bringing cases that could bankrupt public-employee unions in several states.
He spent a fortune on tickets for a woebegone baseball team.
The Supreme Court nominee’s dissent in the case of a pregnant, undocumented teenager should worry abortion-rights supporters.
The repeated attacks on the child at her apartment complex have revived debate about rape in India.
A 2016 Supreme Court decision narrowed the definition of corruption and dealt a blow to federal prosecutors. But recent trials show they can still win, with a strong case.
As President Trump faces a hailstorm of criticism over his meeting with Russia’s president, his supporters are doubling down. It’s a pattern we’ve seen before.
Her bosses at the office saw her as too “macho” and “aggressive” to be made a partner. The Supreme Court saw her as a victim of gender stereotyping.
A colonial-era law that criminalizes homosexual sex is viewed by many as a blot on the idea of India as a liberal democracy.
The judge insists that federal agencies stay within the limits of law and delegated authority.
If the Democrats go down swinging, they’ll have a potent message for the midterms.
A reader calls on the wives and daughters of Republican members of Congress who have had abortions to speak about their experiences.