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America v. Democracy: The Supreme Court, Explained
Exterior of the Supreme Court building.

America v. Democracy: The Supreme Court, Explained

An explainer on the Supreme Court, the federal judiciary’s highest court, which has been instrumental in leveraging and stripping rights.

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Rethink the Founding Fathers.

Interpreting the Founding Fathers’ wishes is a staple of American political discourse. Constitutional originalism is more of a conservative thing, but really, Founding Father mindreading cuts across the ideological spectrum. The Founding Fathers would have hated partisanship (History) or Trump (Foreign Policy) or gun control (History) or not having gun control (HuffPost). Obama informed us, helpfully, that the Founding Fathers didn’t want presidents to serve three year terms (ABC). The Atlantic told us the Founders would have been especially disgusted by Trump’s pardon of the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers (The Atlantic).

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