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How A Maine Businessman Made The AR-15 Into America’s Best-Selling Rifle
Neither a gun enthusiast nor a right-wing ideologue, Richard Dyke used political connections and lobster giveaways to build Bushmaster, the company that popularized assault-style rifles.
The Supreme Court Will Decide If Domestic Abuse Orders Can Bar People From Having Guns. Lives Could Be At Stake.
The court’s ruling on United States v. Rahimi could clarify an earlier decision on guns. Or it could take away one of the best options to protect domestic violence victims. In states like Tennessee, the consequences could be deadly.
Voters In At Least 10 States Are Trying To Protect Abortion Rights. GOP Officials Are Throwing Up Roadblocks.
Republican officials are undermining citizen-led ballot initiatives that seek to protect the procedure. Ohio is the latest state to get protections on the November ballot.
Trump’s Court Whisperer Had A State Judicial Strategy. Its Full Extent Only Became Clear Years Later.
Conservative activist Leonard Leo helped elect a judge in Wisconsin. Without him, the GOP feared their agenda would be “toast,” according to an email.
The GOP’s Secret To Protecting Gerrymandered Electoral Maps? Claim Privilege.
Through new and expansive assertions of privilege, Republican legislatures around the country are shielding their work on allegedly discriminatory voting maps to prevent the public from finding out how and why they made their decisions.
We Don’t Talk About Leonard: The Man Behind the Right’s Supreme Court Supermajority
The inside story of how Leonard Leo built a machine that remade the American legal system — and what he plans to do next.
Dem Rep. Clyburn’s Role In Redrawn Congressional Maps Becomes Key in Supreme Court Redistricting Case
The court will hear a case about whether South Carolina Republicans illegally took race into account when they created the current voting districts.
Idaho Banned Abortion. Then It Turned Down Supports For Pregnancies And Births.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, the state’s GOP-led Legislature has disbanded a maternal mortality committee, failed to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage and turned down federal grants for child care.
It’s Not Personal: Why Clarence Thomas’ Trip To The Koch Summit Undermines His Ethics Defense
Even by Thomas’ own permissive interpretation, the justice’s recently revealed travel to Palm Springs and the Bohemian Grove appear to violate the disclosure law, experts explained.
The Many Times Ken Paxton Refused To Defend Texas Agencies In Court
The Texas attorney general said he’s “back to work” after his recent acquittal, but his office has repeatedly declined to fulfill one of its key duties: representing state agencies who are being sued.
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