Supreme Court’s political swing sparks fears of a constitutional crisis
In under two weeks, the conservative-dominated court has issued hard-right rulings on abortion, guns, climate change, voting rights and the role of religion in public life – and President Joe Biden appears powerless to do anything about it
Last week, history was made when Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first African American woman to take a seat on the US Supreme Court bench. In some respects, her timing couldn’t be better – or worse.
In its most controversial legal term in recent history, the court has handed down rulings that have stripped away the constitutionally protected right to abortion, trampled on the long-established rights of states to enforce gun control legislation and thrown ...