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Four Justices have made plain their intent to void efforts to facilitate voting rights

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images


In 2008, the court’s watershed Second Amendment decision made right-wing militias’ fantasies seem real

Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez/Washington Post/Getty Images



Photo illustration; sources: Tatiana Maksimova, Xinhua News Agency, Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

Carrie Severino has been reshaping the judiciary, while Roger Severino has been undermining the laws it upholds


Illustration: Daniel Zender

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



Two years later, another woman faces the Senate Judiciary Committee, with a very different reception from the GOP

Christine Blasey Ford chats with her attorneys as she testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images


If there’s no right to privacy, a whole line of rulings goes out the window

Amy Coney Barrett speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

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