“After a long, bitter fight over his fitness to serve, Brett Kavanaugh is now an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In the aftermath of this bruising process, many civil rights and social justice advocates are likely feeling tired and demoralized. With Kavanaugh confirmed, the Supreme Court is likely to begin rolling back critical protections for people of color, women, and other vulnerable communities.

But for anyone who cares about the federal courts’ commitment to delivering equal justice for all, there is no time to lick wounds. The Supreme Court is just one piece of the federal judiciary. Of the thousands of cases that come before federal courts, only about 80 are argued before the Supreme Court each term.”

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