Brett Kavanaugh


Cuomo departure only serves to further emphasize the outrage of the Trump presidency

BY: - August 11, 2021

There’s no mistaking the fact that now former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had to go. The evidence of his misdeeds was overwhelming and whether they were the acts of a slick and cunning predator or merely those of an oblivious and narcissistic knucklehead (or a combination thereof) doesn’t really matter. As was the case […]

U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case as Kavanaugh urges future debate

BY: - April 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set the stage for future legal battles. A divided court ruled that a challenge to New York City gun restrictions was moot because the city had later changed its regulations. The case […]

National Women’s Law Center demands congressional investigation of Kavanaugh in light of new evidence

BY: - September 16, 2019

This past Saturday, the New York Times reported on more allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his days as a college student at Yale. The story has spurred many demands for a new and thorough investigation and calls for Kavanaugh’s impeachment. The following statement was issued this morning by Fatima […]


New report offers damning assessment of Trump judicial picks

BY: - July 19, 2019

A new report from the national NAACP offers a damning assessment of numerous Donald Trump federal court nominees and the president’s strategy to alter the judiciary. Among the nominations featured is the ultimately failed one of North Carolina’s Thomas Farr — the controversial conservative lawyer who has spent this week defending the state’s gerrymandered legislative […]


GOP assault on the courts continues

BY: - November 14, 2018

In case you harbored any illusions that the national outcry against Brett Kavanaugh might have done something to shame the Trump administration and/or its accomplices on Capitol Hill with respect to elevating extreme right-wing ideologues to the federal courts and abandoning traditional legislative process in doing so, think again. Two disturbing examples from this week […]


Today’s “must read”: Progressives finally waking up to the Right’s assault on the courts

BY: - October 26, 2018

It’s undoubtedly come too late to prevent a lot of damage, but there are heartening signs that American progressives are finally, at long last, waking up to the nature of the existential fight in which they must engage over the future of the U.S. Constitution and the courts that will interpret it. As Simon Lazarus […]


The week’s top stories on Policy Watch

BY: - October 5, 2018

1. Superintendent Mark Johnson’s new website may have broken North Carolina law A controversial website touting Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson may have broken North Carolina law, a Policy Watch investigation has found. That’s because Johnson’s publicly-funded site launched last month without vetting by the Department of Information Technology (DIT), an agency that, under […]


Kavanaugh update: Trump acts like fool; editorials blast NC GOP leader, call on Tillis and Burr to act

BY: - October 3, 2018

The toxic and destructive presidency of Donald Trump continues. Yesterday, the President of the United States once again behaved like a complete nincompoop at a rally in Mississippi by mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, one of the accusers of his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. As AP reported, Trump actually even stooped to attempting to […]


Chaos at EPA? Current Supreme Court case shows the danger of a far right majority

BY: - October 2, 2018

Supreme Court expert Ian Millhiser of Think Progress has a fascinating and troubling post today about the kind of damage that the Court could do in the near future with a 5-4 majority under the crusading, ideological leadership of Neil Gorsuch. In “Want to know how badly Republicans on the Supreme Court will overreach? Watch […]


The Kavanaugh nomination should have never even gotten to this point

BY: - September 27, 2018

At this writing, the nation is transfixed by the spectacle of a group of conservative old men and their last-minute hired help acting like prosecutors toward a brave woman who has literally put her life on the line in order to try and see that justice is done in the Supreme Court nomination of Brett […]


Friday likely to be the acid test for Sen. Thom Tillis

BY: - September 26, 2018

Friday may well mark the single most important day in the political career of North Carolina’s junior senator Thom Tillis. That’s the day that U.S. Senate Republicans have indicated they intend to have the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Supreme Court. The […]


Report: GOP tried to speed up vote after learning of second (and third?) Kavanaugh accuser

BY: - September 24, 2018

Ian Millhiser of Think Progress filed this commentary last night in response to the story from the New Yorker that a second accuser has emerged against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: “A second woman says that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh violated her sexually, according to a new report by the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow […]