Bloomberg Law
July 23, 2021, 8:46 AM

Progressives Look to Next Term to Keep Focus on Supreme Court

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Progressive groups seeking to remake the U.S. Supreme Court had hoped to spend this summer helping win confirmation of what was expected to be the first Black woman nominated as a justice.

Instead, Justice Stephen Breyer opted to stick around and advocates focused on the court’s conservative drift have watched their issue mostly recede from view. Progressive Demand Justice, for example, is sending out fundraising emails in recent days denouncing “NRA propaganda” and warning the Supreme Court is “gutting the Voting Rights Act.”

Advocates are looking to next term—in which the justices will take up cases involving abortion, guns and ...

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