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Originalism Run Amok at the Supreme Court

Michael Waldman Brennan Center for Justice
Originalism, as used by this Court, just provides cover for a right-wing polit­ical agenda. It is a threat to democracy.

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The Crooked Path to Abolition

Robert S. Davis New York Journal of Books
This book shows how the country's anti-slavery sentiment based its views an abolitionist reading of the Constitution, and how that understanding influenced Lincoln's thinking.

The 13th Amendment’s Fatal Flaw Created Modern-Day Convict Slavery

Kwasi Konadu, Clifford C. Campbell The Conversation
Given the political realities and economic imperatives at play, free prison labor will persist in America for the foreseeable future, leaving in serious doubt the idea of American freedom – and abundant evidence of modern-day convict slavery.

The Filibuster Is a Plot Against Kamala Harris

Thomas Geoghegan The New Republic
The Vice President has constitutional rights, too. By a quirk of history, the plot against America is now also a plot against a Black woman’s right to vote.
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