If (only) Amy Coney Barrett was a Muslim #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

From beginning to end, Donald Trump’s presidency exposed and exploited structural flaws deeply embedded in the world’s self-proclaimed “oldest democracy” (more accurately classified as a “plutocracy,” according to some academic studies). Such flaws include, for instance, the organisation of the electoral college with the original aim of upholding the interests of slaveholding states; the concentration […]

US Senate confirms Barrett to the Supreme Court #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Overpowering Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by vote of 52-48 along party lines, securing President Donald Trump’s nominee a week before Election Day and a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new […]

The Amy Coney Barrett hearings were political theatre #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Earlier this week, the American public watched carefully the congressional hearings of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. For four days, Barrett answered questions about her background and legal opinions. To a non-American, this may have seemed like a useless exercise, given that the Republicans hold a 57-43 majority over […]