Category: Five Thirty Eight

Why Devin Nunes Is Resigning From Congress

On Monday, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes announced he would resign from Congress at the end of the year in order to become the chief executive officer of former President Donald Trump’s new media company.  The move is puzzling on the surface, given that the 2022 midterms are shaping up to be a good year for […]

How Biden Is Reshaping The Courts

When former President Donald Trump left office in January, one of the most formidable aspects of his legacy was his imprint on the federal courts. In Trump’s four years in the White House, he appointed three Supreme Court justices, 54 appeals court judges and 174 district court judges, filling the judiciary with a raft of […]

What Went Down At The Oral Arguments On The Mississippi Abortion Law

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in one of the highest-profile cases of the term. The question is whether Mississippi’s law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, senior writer and legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux discusses how the justices approached the question […]