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Senator Hirono wants men to ‘just shut up’ and ‘do the right thing for a change’

It’s been a particularly brutal week for women on Capitol Hill, and Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is sick of it. Asked about the allegations against Kavanaugh on Tuesday, Hirono expressed deep frustrations with the entire Senate Judiciary process, accusing the White House of victimizing Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser. Mazie Hirono: “I just want...CONTINUE READING
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Susan Collins feeling the heat on Brett Kavanaugh vote thanks to crowdfunding campaign

Activists are trying something new in the battle over the confirmation of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh: crowdfunding to persuade a Republican senator to vote no on his nomination.  In this case, that senator is Maine’s Susan Collins, a centrist who is seen by many as something of a swing vote in highly partisan...CONTINUE READING
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How to take part in ‘Unite for Justice’ protests and #StopKavanaugh

Since the day President Trump announced conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, liberals argued that giving him a lifetime appointment would be a terrible mistake. On Sunday, August 26, they’re taking their case to the streets with a national “Unite for Justice” day of action to demand the Senate reject Kavanaugh’s nomination....CONTINUE READING
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Brett Kavanaugh’s law school roommate says he used to eat pasta with ketchup

Brett Kavanaugh is bland.  Trump’s pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been condemned as an “enemy of the left,” who will herald a Handmaid’s Tale-type era of conservatism. A Yale publication found that he also had abhorrent eating habits in law school.  SEE ALSO: Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh looks exactly like...CONTINUE READING
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Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s SCOTUS pick, could be the final nail in net neutrality’s coffin

Since President Donald Trump took office, net neutrality – the principle that internet service providers should treat all content equally and keep it accessible to all – has been under constant attack.  Brett Kavanaugh is the president’s latest blow to a future with a free and open internet. And we know this because Kavanaugh, a...CONTINUE READING
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‘The Bachelorette’ was interrupted by Trump’s SCOTUS pick. No, viewers were not fine.

Donald Trump has named Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy in the U.S. Supreme Court — but will he accept this rose? The Bachelorette fans have complained that Trump’s SCOTUS nomination of Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge who worked in the Bush White House, interrupted Monday night’s show. SEE ALSO: 5 ways you...CONTINUE READING
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A landmark climate change ruling could go up in smoke after Justice Kennedy retires

After 30 years on the Supreme Court bench, Justice Anthony Kennedy will leave the nation’s highest courthouse at the end of July. With Kennedy’s departure comes much uneasiness. One cause for concern is over the paramount climate decision Massachusetts v. EPA, in which Kennedy proved to be the deciding swing vote, as he often was....CONTINUE READING
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After Kennedy’s retirement, are we entering ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ territory?

Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, effective July 31. Given that Donald Trump gets to pick his replacement, and Mitch McConnell controls the Senate confirmation process, it seems all but certain that the next judge on America’s all-important bench will be a hardline conservative.  Kennedy, appointed by President Reagan,...CONTINUE READING
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Literally just a bunch of tweets from people who have given up on America

In a stunning development, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his impending retirement from the nation’s highest court on Wednesday. His retirement will be effective at the end of July, throwing a large portion of the country into despair at the the thought of Donald Trump getting a second SCOTUS nomination. SEE ALSO: Trevor Noah...CONTINUE READING
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‘Making a Murderer’ case will not be heard by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal for a conviction that was the center of the Netflix series Making a Murderer, the Washington Post reports.  As covered on the docu-series, 17-year-old Brendan Dassey was found guilty of sexual assault and first-degree murder after he allegedly assisted his uncle, Steven Avery, in the rape...CONTINUE READING
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