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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Supreme Court decisions 2020 to date




    Articles covering the Supreme Court:
  • NPR All Things Considered, "Arizona Attorney General On Supreme Court Upholding State Voting Restrictions," July 1, 2021
  • Texas Tribune on Texas v. Pennslyvania et al, "U.S. Supreme Court throws out Texas lawsuit contesting 2020 election results in four battleground states," by Emma Platoff, Dec. 11, 2020
  • Time magazine, "Supreme Court Blocks Plans for Curbside Voting in Alabama," by Kim Chandler, July 3, 2020
  • USA Today, "Supreme Court makes religious school education eligible for public aid," by Richard Wolf, 6/30/2020
  • Axios.com, "Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law," by Sam Baker, Jun 29, 2020
  • CNN, "Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA," by Ariane de Vogue, Devan Cole and Jamie Ehrlich, June 18, 2020
  • NBC News, "Supreme Court rules existing federal law forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation," by Pete Williams, June 15, 2020

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Clarence Thomas: Nothing in Constitution dictates states must allow abortions.
Civil Rights
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Upheld program for disadvantaged small businesses.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Nomination endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Served on board for school that condemned LGBTQ people.
    Brett Kavanaugh: In the eyes of government, we are just one race here.
    Neil Gorsuch: Ruled against claimants in employment discrimination cases.
    Nancy Pelosi: Ending LGBTQ job discrimination a victory for our democracy.
Corporations
    Brett Kavanaugh: Company can challenge onerous IRS reporting requirement.
    Elena Kagan: Company can challenge onerous IRS reporting requirement.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Company can challenge onerous IRS reporting requirement.
    Clarence Thomas: Upheld "double windfall": plain text of tax law permits it.
Crime
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Prisons must evaluate and accommodate deaf prisoners.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Miranda warning not required outside of police interrogation.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: No expectation of privacy when not in your apartment.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Denied release of child pornographer as risk to community.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Pushed to commute uncle's sentence under "three strikes" law.
    Amy Coney Barrett: George Floyd video shows that racism persists.
Drugs
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: 100-to-one crack-powder penalty distinction unwarranted.
    Clarence Thomas: Federal marijuana laws may no longer be necessary or proper.
Education
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: On Harvard Board of Overseers; will recuse on Harvard case.
    Amy Coney Barrett: Schools are limited in regulating student off-campus speech.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Schools are limited in regulating student off-campus speech.
    Clarence Thomas: Don't limit schools in regulating student off-campus speech.
    Elena Kagan: Schools are limited in regulating student off-campus speech.
    John Roberts: Schools are limited in regulating student off-campus speech.
    Neil Gorsuch: Schools can't regulate student off-campus speech like parent.
    Samuel Alito: Schools can't regulate student off-campus speech like parent.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Schools are limited in regulating student off-campus speech.
    Stephen Breyer: Schools are limited in regulating student off-campus speech.
Energy & Oil
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Can't use EPA review to stop oil pipelines.
    Amy Coney Barrett: Declines to acknowledge well-established climate science.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Global warming is not a blank check for executive action.
    John Roberts: EPA cannot regulate greenhouse gases as air pollutants.
    Samuel Alito: Clean Air Act should not include greenhouse gases.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Expansive reading of EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act.
    Amy Coney Barrett: No extensions for refineries' Renewable Fuel Program.
    Elena Kagan: No extensions for refineries' Renewable Fuel Program.
    Neil Gorsuch: Allow refineries Renewable Fuel Program extensions.
    Sonia Sotomayor: No extensions for refineries' Renewable Fuel Program.
Environment
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Rejected challenge to forest management regulations.
    Elena Kagan: Congress can empower EPA and executive branch.
    Neil Gorsuch: Congress should write EPA rules, not Executive Branch.
    Stephen Breyer: Broad jurisdiction for EPA under Clean Water Act.
Families & Children
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Decide child pornography based on intent, not just actions.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: 2018: Keep Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Don't require religious employers to cover contraception.
Free Trade
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Use only government data to set tobacco import subsidies.
Government Reform
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Judges should defer to expert opinion of federal agencies.
    Amy Coney Barrett: AZ mail-in restrictions don't violate Voting Rights Act.
    Brett Kavanaugh: AZ mail-in restrictions don't violate Voting Rights Act.
    Clarence Thomas: AZ mail-in restrictions don't violate Voting Rights Act.
    Democratic Party: AZ mail-in restrictions violate Voting Rights Act.
    Elena Kagan: AZ mail-in restrictions violate Voting Rights Act.
    John Roberts: AZ mail-in restrictions don't violate Voting Rights Act.
    Mark Brnovich: AZ mail-in restrictions don't violate Voting Rights Act.
    Neil Gorsuch: AZ mail-in restrictions don't violate Voting Rights Act.
    Samuel Alito: AZ mail-in restrictions don't violate Voting Rights Act.
    Sonia Sotomayor: AZ mail-in restrictions violate Voting Rights Act.
    Stephen Breyer: AZ mail-in restrictions violate Voting Rights Act.
    Amy Coney Barrett: Constitution says count all residents in census.
Gun Control
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Has never affirmed individual right to guns.
Health Care
    Amy Coney Barrett: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Clarence Thomas: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Elena Kagan: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Joe Biden: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    John Roberts: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Nancy Pelosi: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Neil Gorsuch: Individual mandate is unconstitutional even with $0 tax.
    Samuel Alito: Individual mandate is unconstitutional even with $0 tax.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Stephen Breyer: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
Homeland Security
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Defended accused terrorist while her brother was in Iraq.
Immigration
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Trump administration set asylum seeking standards too high.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Due process for immigrants regardless of legal status.
    Neil Gorsuch: Allow access to relief in deportation proceedings.
    Antonin Scalia: DACA phase-out legally correct under administrative law.
    Barack Obama: DACA recipients make America's shared ideals.
    Brett Kavanaugh: DACA phase-out legally correct under administrative law.
    Clarence Thomas: DACA phase-out legally correct under administrative law.
    Donald Trump: DACA phase-out legally correct but politically controversial.
    Elena Kagan: DACA protect childhood immigrants from deportation.
    Jeff Sessions: DACA program was created without proper authority.
    Joe Biden: Make DACA permanent; much work remains to be done.
    John Roberts: DACA protect childhood immigrants from deportation.
    Kirstjen Nielsen: DACA program undermines confidence in rule of law.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: DACA protect childhood immigrants from deportation.
    Samuel Alito: DACA phase-out legally correct; politics is not our business.
    Sonia Sotomayor: DACA protect childhood immigrants from deportation.
    Stephen Breyer: DACA protect childhood immigrants from deportation.
Jobs
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Follows precedent in workplace racial discrimination cases.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Lengthy discovery needed in employment discrimination cases.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Reversed narrowing of federal collective bargaining rules.
    ACLU: No discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity.
Principles & Values
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: OpEd: does affirmative action apply to qualified nominees?
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: I do not have a judicial philosophy per se.
    Amy Coney Barrett: Neutral laws may impact religious groups.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Neutral laws may impact religious groups.
    Amy Coney Barrett: Member of the conservative People of Praise faith community.
Tax Reform
    Amy Coney Barrett: A faithful adherence to the Internal Revenue Code.
Technology
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Don't blame car sound systems for illegal music copying.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Wheelchair anti-discrimination laws do apply to Uber.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Continue pandemic-related eviction moratorium.


The above quotations are from Supreme Court decisions 2020 to date.

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