Jess Coleman
A newsletter about the courts, politics and entrenched right-wing power.
Created 20 May 2020
  • The Supreme Court Gaslighting Needs to Stop
    02 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Geoff Livingston / Flickr Subscribe now Yesterday, President Biden joined a chorus of Democrats decrying SB8, the Texas law that effectively outlaws abortions after six weeks, in blatant violation of ...
  • No, Biden Did Not Violate His Oath of Office By Extending the Eviction Moratorium
    06 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Subscribe now When President Biden extended the CDC’s eviction moratorium—which will literally keep millions of vulnerable Americans in their homes—he did something unusual: he admitted that the measu...
  • Democrats Won't Win With Just Good Policy
    05 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Subscribe now If Democrats have made anything clear in the past few years, it’s that they don’t want to talk about Donald Trump anymore. Whether it was Nancy Pelosi urging President Biden to skip the ...
  • We Won’t Have Voting Rights Without Court Packing
    02 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Subscribe now On the final day of this year’s term, the Supreme Court delivered (another) crushing blow to the Voting Rights Act. In Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the Court ruled along pa...
  • Kyrsten Sinema and the 'Centrist' Double-Standard
    14 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now When Joe Manchin announced last week that he would vote against the Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill and refuse to weaken the filibuster, progressives were understandably irate but...
  • Liz Cheney Isn't Going to Save Us
    06 May 2021 • 4 min read
    Subscribe now There’s a tendency in politics to vastly overstate the importance of things—gaffes, debate stand-offs, testy press conferences—that casual observers find irresistible, but which rarely h...
  • Expanding the Supreme Court is Now Our Last Chance to Protect Gun Control
    26 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Subscribe now Shortly after President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, I shared a theory: court packing is inevitable. It may be an incredibly difficult sell now, but when the S...
  • Justice Breyer Just Showed Us Why the Supreme Court Is So Broken
    08 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Frankly, Democrats have not had much luck in recent decades when it comes to the Supreme Court. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retired at just 76 years-old, allowing President Bush to appoi...
  • What Happened to Biden's Court Reform Commission?
    29 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Follow me on Twitter It seems like years ago that Republicans—in one of the more shocking power-grabs in recent memory—jammed Amy Comey Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination through the Senate just a wee...
  • The Supreme Court Created This Voting Rights Crisis
    26 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now On Thursday, Georgia’s Republican-controlled state government—still seething from President Biden’s victory in the state in the 2020 election—enacted a voting bill that is straight out o...
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