The current Supreme Court fight: An explainer
What is "cloture," and what does the "nuclear option" actually do? Answers to these questions and more in this explainer.
Senator Mitch McConnell and his caucus in the Senate have spent the last year blocking President Obama's consensus nominee to the Supreme Court—an explicitly partisan move in blatant disregard for their constitutional responsibility. As the majority party, McConnell and his colleagues are trying to rewrite the rules to ram through Judge Gorsuch, a nominee whose extreme views don't represent the mainstream. Here's a digest that'll help you break down what's actually going on, what some of the jargon means, and why it's so important for us to push back.