Rights Are Won Through Struggle, Not Handed Down by the Courts

Posted on AllSides July 6th, 2022
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The right-wing supermajority on the US Supreme Court is on the warpath, overturning abortion rights and stripping the Environmental Protection Agency of its powers, while Democrats in the House of Representatives can only sing “God Bless America” in response. In Spain, an equally partisan judiciary is trying to block progressive legislation and prosecuting lawfare campaigns against left-wing politicians.

Britain’s opposition leader, the former state prosecutor Keir Starmer, tries to cultivate an image as “Mr Rules,” even as the Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson flaunts his belief that there’s one law...

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