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Everyone Wants the Supreme Court to Thwart Democratic Majorities

The Constitution protects the rights of minorities—and despite their rhetoric, both Republicans and Democrats support that.
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

After Senate Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative jurist, to the Supreme Court, the progressive feminist writer Rebecca Traister in magazine that they are “shoring up the power of the minority in this country over its majority population, and in doing so, acting to subvert the founding promises—of democracy and representation—which have always been hollow, yet have been the notions to which that minority power has clung with dishonest

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