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Trump’s quiet stuffing of America’s lower courts

Attention has focussed on the president’s Supreme Court nominee but the problem is far more insidious

By Diane Roberts  

Photo: Douliery Olivier/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

As expected, Donald Trump has nominated an uber-conservative to the United States’s highest court. Groups supporting reproductive rights, civil rights, workers’ rights, environmental protection, and the separation of church and state, are mobilising to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Senators are girding their loins, getting ready for a fight.

Everybody’s running towards Judge Kavanaugh, the big explosion, a Trumpist blast from the American Right. The Right is still bitter about Roe v Wade, universal healthcare and marriage equality.

But Trump’s best chance at destroying progressivism is…

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