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Editorial | Democrats must pack Supreme Court to maintain people’s rights

Protesters and supporters of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett rally during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in Capitol Hill on Oct. 22.
October 27, 2020
It’s vital that Democrats do everything in their power to overturn the conservative majority — and if that means they have to pack the court, then so be it.

Editorial | Judge Barrett is unfit for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
October 17, 2020
Barrett’s values are problematic for many reasons, and many of them don’t align with the majority of America.

Editorial | Democrats must actively work against Supreme Court nomination

President Donald Trump arrives with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to introduce her as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 26.
September 27, 2020
Senate Democrats must take substantive, physical action to stall the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice.

Students, professors reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing and legacy

Students, professors reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing and legacy
September 27, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 and served until her death on Sept. 18. The second woman ever to be appointed to the Supreme Court, she became known for advocating for gender equality.

Opinion | Honor RBG’s wishes — No confirmation until inauguration

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
September 20, 2020
We cannot let Republicans fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the American people have a say in the 2020 election.

‘Long time coming’: Supreme Court ruling strengthens protections for LGBTQ+ workers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.
June 23, 2020
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — which protects workers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin — now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Editorial: LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace shouldn’t be up for debate

The Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday facing decisions on the Dreamers, LGBTQ+ rights, religion and abortion.
October 7, 2019
This case should never have made it to the Supreme Court in the first place.

Opinion | Impeach Justice Kavanaugh

Opinion | Impeach Justice Kavanaugh
September 24, 2019
Now, almost a year after those hearings, new information has come to light that raises even more questions about the confirmation process, FBI investigations and Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

Editorial | States should follow Pennsylvania’s lead in pursuit of curbing gerrymandering

Map of Pennsylvania's congressional districts.
July 9, 2019
Since individual states hold all the power to curb gerrymandering, they need to follow in Pennsylvania's footsteps and prioritize making their maps as fair as possible.

Editorial: States are slowly chipping away at abortion rights

An airplane displaying a banner reading
May 21, 2019
While the Alabama law certainly is a blatant attack against women, there’s a slew of other laws in states around the country that restrict abortion in smaller ways which might be even more effective in overturning Roe v. Wade.
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