"The government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion."
John Henry Ramirez, 37, was scheduled to die by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, for killing a convenience store worker during a 2004 robbery.
Last week’s Supreme Court decision striking down the national eviction moratorium was a lawless power grab by an increasingly out-of-control institution.
Religious faith isn't the problem — but Texas ruling shows Supreme Court has been hijacked by Christian nationalism
Scores of pro-choice protesters rallied outside the home of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh following the top legal body's decision not to block a hugely controversial law banning abortion in Texas.
The Supreme Court agreed this summer to take up the case, Carson v. Makin, which stems from a Maine program that provides tuition for Maine residents to attend private high schools if their local district does not have a public school.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer warned on Friday that increasing the size of the Supreme Court would undermine public trust in its ability to do its job.
Not that it will happen in the Senate as presently constituted.
Some Democrats were already arguing for an expansion of the court before the controversial decision on Wednesday.
Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com, talks with Rachel Maddow about solutions being discussed to ensure abortion rights for women in the United States, and emphasizes that even with new legislation, structural court reform is the only way to counter Republican distortion of the courts on this issue.
The anti-abortion movement has won its biggest return yet on its decades-long investment on reshaping the courts, with a Supreme Court order that allowed the country's second most populous state to cut off almost all access to the procedure.
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett insisted Sunday that the court isn't as partisan an institution as many outside observers make it out to be, as Democrats continue to direct their ire at the tribunal after multiple favorable decisions for Republicans in recent weeks.