Neil Gorsuch — Donald Trump’s anti-abortion and anti-LGBT Supreme Court nominee — is on track to get confirmed as soon as next week. Democrats in the Senate are hoping they can kill the nomination with a filibuster, although there may be enough support for Gorsuch’s nomination to defeat a filibuster and allow the vote to… [Read More]
Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is widely considered to be aligned with the conservative judicial interpretations of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, someone he greatly admired. Adding a conservative justice to the Supreme Court is concerning, particularly as folks in Georgia are trying to get anti-gerrymandering laws passed and voter suppression continues to… [Read More]
Gov. Nathan Deal just appointed five new judges, and they’re all white. The day after the election, Deal’s office announced three new state Supreme Court Justices and two new judges to the Georgia Court of Appeals. Five out of five of these appointments are white folks, and four out of five are white men. The… [Read More]
Gov. Nathan Deal will be filling three state Supreme Court slots in the upcoming months. Out of over 130 lawyers nominated for the roles, only one person’s nomination received a flurry of letters opposing his nomination: Judge Dax Lopez. D.A. King and other Georgia racists came out of their obnoxious, hateful, self righteous corners of the internet in… [Read More]
On today’s episode, Adrienne and Louis discuss the latest big Supreme Court ruling about women’s reproductive rights. Including an interview with State Representative Park Cannon, we’re talking about the impact of the ruling across southern states and what changes this might mean for the state of Georgia. Along that same theme of healthcare, we’re also… [Read More]
A black Georgia man was sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 1987. Nearly thirty years later, the U.S. Supreme Court begins to unravel the racist jury selection that put this black man, Timothy Foster, on death row as a teenager. Just this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-1 decision in Foster… [Read More]
If you’re confused by the US. Supreme Court’s ideological balance, we’ve found this infographic to clear up everything. Rob Beschizza at BoingBoing created this easy-to-understand chart to perfectly explain how the court is balanced. Georgia native and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the standout here.
The U.S. Supreme Court just upheld a key component of the Affordable Care Act – guaranteeing the law will be here to provide affordable insurance for decades to come. While this is good news for Georgia, Gov. Deal’s Medicaid blockade continues to drag our state down. While many Georgians are benefiting from increased access to… [Read More]