In this article, Type Media Center fellow Rebecca Solnit discusses the erosion of democratic principles and the rise of inequality under the Trump-led Republican Party, highlighting the Supreme Court’s role in fairly upholding the rule of law.


  • Illegitimate Immunity: The article notes Trump’s patterns of asserting his immunity in the face of prosecution, highlighting his inclination to challenge established norms and democratic principles.
  • Allegiance to Inequality: Solnit suggests that the modern-day Republic Party shows a dedication to upholding inequalities, in every area from elections to civil rights, exemplified by their normalization of Trump’s actions.
  • Twisting the Laws: The article depicts Republicans as pursuing legal and legislative strategies to disenfranchise voters, undermine democratic institutions, and roll back progress on social issues.
  • Supreme Responsibility: Solnit emphasizes the power and responsibility that the Supreme Court holds in ensuring that the rule of law is upheld and that equality is defended, while acknowledging the strong possibility that they will rule in favor inequality.

Type Media Center’s Note

This article by our fellow Rebecca Solnit reflects Type Media Center’s dedication to nurturing independent journalism that not only informs but strives for societal change.