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The tight-knit, restrictive, and obedient religious groups whose views shaped the country’s newest Supreme Court Justice

To understand the role Trump’s pick will play, you have to understand how right-wing women wield power

Amy Coney Barrett
Amy Coney Barrett
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Author David A. Kaplan explains how the rest of 2020 might play out on the Court

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The Senate has the votes. It’s going to be hard to stop it.

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Nominating a female Supreme Court Justice helps the president, not women

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There are no two sides here. This is unprecedented and corrupt.

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Power Trip

The SCOTUS battle was never about Roe v. Wade. The real prize, as always, is money and the power to make more of it.

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