Senior Correspondent, Vox. I blame James Madison. Author of The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America

Washington, DC
Joined March 2009
Fucking judges, man
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Um. This phrase does not mean what Schumer thinks it means...
Replying to @AP
BREAKING: Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate will confirm President Joe Biden's upcoming Supreme Court pick "with all deliberate speed." apne.ws/ZkE4TxF
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"Justice Breyer is retiring"
Sexpert shares four words people love to hear during sex dailystar.co.uk/love-sex/sex…
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One of the things that jumps out about Breyer's legacy is his humility about the concept of justice, and his realism about the fairness of the justice system. As @imillhiser He became the Supreme Court's most vocal opponent of the death penalty: bit.ly/3ABfnpm
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The Supreme Court, a body of unelected old people who will die soon, is increasingly inserting themselves into the climate fight, preventing action, protecting fossil fuels Letting conservatives control the courts has consequences. My latest in @thenation thenation.com/article/enviro…
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Why does Jordan Peterson dress like a waiter at a country club in 1986?
Holy moly. I don't think I can do this. First words out of Peterson's mouth in the Joe Rogan interview are complete self parody. I can't even dunk on it.
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GOP VA Governor just set up a tip line to report schools & teachers who teach about racism. Email: helpeducation@governor.virginia.gov Whatever you do, don't make a mockery of this with fake tips. That would be a terrible thing to do. RT so everyone knows NOT to send fake tips.
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Out of curiosity, has Glenn Youngkin published the phone number Republican parents are supposed to use to complain about teachers yet? And, if so, how many people have called it to complain about how Mr. Bofa is teaching their kid about Updog?
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I know that it’s considered bad politics for lawmakers to vote to increase their own staffers’ pay. But it seems bad for the country if the people who advise members of Congress are either the children of wealthy parents or people who can easily be tempted with a lobbying gig.
New from me: About one in eight congressional staffers are not making a living wage, according to a new analysis of payroll data. rollcall.com/2022/01/25/cong…
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FWIW, when I was a law clerk, I got paid basically the same as any other federal lawyer with a similar level of experience. So the people helping the Fifth Circuit sabotage democracy get paid fine, but the people who advise democratically elected lawmakers eat instant ramen.
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One useful rule of thumb that I think all journalists should follow is that, if a politician makes an untrue claim, no one should write about whether the fake problem identified by that politician will hurt Joe Biden.
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“Barring an extraordinary surprise from at least two members of the Court’s 6-3 conservative majority, affirmative action is probably doomed.” @imillhiser vox.com/2022/1/24/22526151/s…
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I submit that the most difficult word for a lawyer to pronounce correctly is "statue"
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I don't know how anyone can believe that this Supreme Court is operating in good faith when Neil Gorsuch's majority opinion in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson is a thing that exists.
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Like, that's what I don't get about the entire both-sides industrial complex. Name me ONE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE who is *gettable* on an issue of fundamental human rights for nonwhite, noncishet men, *if only* the left would pretend their bad faith arguments are reasonable?
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I think it’s important that Americans of all political persuasions unite behind the foundational rule that, in a democracy, the president must never say something disparaging about Peter Doocy.
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A troubling thought that just occurred to me is that the majority opinion overruling Roe could be jointly authored by all six of the Republican justices, because all of them have spent their adult lives fantasizing about getting to author the opinion overruling Roe.
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absolutely, I do
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Steve is an essential follow for his ability to quantify how the post-Trump Court is abandoning even the most basic procedural norms.
Certiorari "before judgment" is supposed to be an exceptionally rare practice through which #SCOTUS bypasses courts of appeals to expedite full review of merits cases. From Aug. 2004–Jan. 2018, #SCOTUS granted *0* such petitions. Today’s grant in the UNC case is the *15th* since.
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