The Supreme Court May Well Legalize Election Theft This Term

Donald Trump’s installation of three radical right-wingers on the Supreme Court is already yielding frightening victories for religious zealots and racists. Last term, the court’s conservative majority revoked the constitutional right to abortion from half the population in the United States. This term, it is poised to eviscerate voting rights for people of color and legalize election theft. Tomorrow, the court will hear oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, in which the court may well deny communities of color the right to use the Voting Rights Act to overturn racially discriminatory electoral maps. And in Moore v. Harper, which has…

Manchin Says He’d Vote “No” on Biden Supreme Court Pick Before 2024 Election

On Monday, conservative Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (West Virginia) said that he would not support a Senate vote to confirm President Joe Biden’s pick for a Supreme Court seat if a vacancy opened up right before the 2024 presidential election. When asked by reporters how he would respond if another Supreme Court seat opened up weeks before an election, Manchin claimed that it would be “hypocritical” for him to vote for a nominee through a rushed process, since he opposed the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was confirmed by former President Donald Trump and Republicans just before the…

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