The Supreme Court's Gerrymandering Case Is A Debate About Threats To American Democracy

Underneath the legalistic debate about standing, standards and statistical analysis during oral arguments in a landmark Wisconsin gerrymandering case at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, there was a deeper debate happening among the justices about guaranteeing confidence in the American democratic system.

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The Supreme Court's Gerrymandering Case Is A Debate About Threats To American Democracy

Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

Speaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead a major ground assault on a strategic town held by the extremist group outside its self-declared capital, Raqqa, the Pentagon said, marking the first time U.S. forces have provided airlift for local forces on a combat operation in Syria.

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US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind

Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn’t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that “it might be …

Gorsuch: I would have ‘walked out the door’ if Trump had asked me to overturn Roe

Judge Neil Gorsuch said he was never asked by President Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Gorsuch on the second day of his confirmation hearing if the president had ever made Gorsuch promise to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade …

Tillerson to Skip NATO Meeting: Reuters

Congressman Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news from Reuters that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not attend an upcoming NATO meeting, but will visit Moscow.

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Tillerson to Skip NATO Meeting: Reuters