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University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck has written a new book that outlines how since 2017, the Court has dramatically expanded its use of the out-of-the-public-eye “shadow docket,” to regularly make rulings that affect millions of Americans without public hearings and without explanation. Conservatives on the Court have used the shadow docket to green-light restrictive voting laws and bans on abortion, and to curtail immigration and COVID vaccine mandates. The book is The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic. You can buy a copy here.
Today Bill features the work of The Project on Government Oversight. Not to be confused with the Republican-controlled House Committee on Government Oversight. The Project on Government Oversight is doing the real work of watching and reporting on the government and the Supreme Court. More information at POGO.org.