US Supreme Court

Common Dreams staff
The second of three days of scheduled hearings for Neil Gorsuch is underway Tuesday as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will grill President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch has received round opposition from progressives who have cited his regressive record on women's rights, workers' rights, and a judicial...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
 Women's rights, environmental, and pro-democracy groups are packing the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and rallying outside on Capitol Hill to make their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch known. (Photo: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/Twitter)
With confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch beginning...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Demos report authors explain how "these decisions quite literally transformed the American political system." (Photo: Michael Coghlan/cc/flickr)
With the pending confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shaping up...


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