David A. Kaplan

Author

Former legal affairs of Newsweek, where he covered the Court for a decade. He is the author of the new book: The Most Dangerous Branch; Inside the Supreme Courts Assault of the Constitution.

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh did what no Supreme Court nominee had ever done before. He defended his reputation in public--on Fox News.

The US Supreme Court and Gender Politics

Judge Brett Kavanaugh did what no Supreme Court nominee had ever done before. He defended his reputation in public--on Fox News.

from To the Point

Senate confirmation for SCOTUS nominees has become a political circus. That’s because unelected judges have seized legislative powers--when Congress fails to take action.

The Supreme Court and the End of Judicial Restraint

Senate confirmation for SCOTUS nominees has become a political circus. That’s because unelected judges have seized legislative powers--when Congress fails to take action.

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