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Biden’s Next Big Challenge: How to Deal With Trump’s Takeover of the Courts

“If somebody believes they are a victim of discrimination in their workplace, the final say on whether our civil rights laws are properly enforced is a lower court judge,” Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Justice, told COURIER.

Kyle Rittenhouse holding up a "white power" hand signal.
Kyle Rittenhouse Made White-Power Signs as He Took Photos with Proud Boys, Prosecutors Say

“The defendant’s continued association with members of a group that prides itself on violence, and the use of their symbols, raises the significant possibility of future harm."

US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible as he gestures, alongside US Attorney General William Barr (L), White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien (2nd-L) and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Bill Barr Is Out. Take a Moment to Remember Just a Few Times He Undermined Justice.

Including how he undermined the Muller report, pushed to reduce Roger Stone's sentence, and played a key role in protestors being forcibly removed from Lafayette Square.

The GOP-led Senate voted to confirm yet another Trump-appointed judge on Tuesday. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
McConnell’s Senate Is Still Confirming Judges Rather Than Helping Millions of Struggling Americans

Instead of providing aid to struggling Americans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican caucus are focused on the only thing that seems to matter to them: confirming judges.

Jessica Intermill relies on the Affordable Care Act to help her manage her rheumatoid arthritis (photo via subject)
This Minneapolis Mother Depends on the ACA to Survive. The Supreme Court Could Upend Her Life.

“The only reason that I haven’t had to declare medical bankruptcy is because of the ACA. I didn’t ask for a disease that costs tens of thousands of dollars every single year.

Civil Rights Advocates Look Ahead After Barrett’s Confirmation
Are You Freaked Out Over Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation? Read This.

In the face of an even more conservative Supreme Court, civil rights advocates remain committed to the fight for equality. “Right now, we have to get out the vote," one said.

Why Unions and Labor Advocates Are Worried About Amy Coney Barrett
Amy Coney Barrett Could Be Catastrophic for Worker Protections and Labor Rights

With the impending confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, labor experts are concerned that a 6-3 conservative court could further erode worker protections.