2020-10-13 12:26:42

Packing the Courts: How Republicans Spent Decades Installing Judges to Cement Minority Rule

Amid Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, we look at how conservatives have used dark money to push to seat her on the Supreme Court before the November 3 election, following a decades-long project by conservatives to install right-wing judges across the federal judiciary.

“There’s no doubt that what we’re facing is increasingly rule by a minority,” says former Senate Judiciary Committee staffer Lisa Graves, executive director of True North Research. “When people say that the court needs to be packed, it really needs to be unpacked.”

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