The Right Is Taking Over the Courts, and Trump Is Making It Easy

October 4, 2019

...Baher Azmy, legal director at the 53-year-old Center for Constitutional Rights — a group that sees its mission as “fusing litigation, advocacy and narrative shifting to dismantle systems of oppression” — sees these shifts, and the successful seating of so many conservative jurists, as a bid to reverse the New Deal consensus.

“For the past 40 years, the conservative legal movement has had an ambition to use the courts to undo popular social movements, dismantle the civil rights movement, and end Constitutional protections for poor and minority individuals in the criminal justice system,” Azmy said. “It’s also a way for them to restore the social order associated with patriarchy.” ...

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October 4, 2019