The Mandatory Guidelines Predicament
Prisoners sentenced under the mandatory Sentencing Guidelines are not faring well in the courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court won't have a ton of opportunities to correct those decisions, if it thinks they are wrong.
Versus Trump: Suing To Stop A Shrinking Staircase
On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha and Jason discuss several lawsuits filed over President Trump's recent Proclamation that substantially cuts the size of two National Monuments: Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante, both in Utah. Listen now!
De-Privatizing Our Public Philosophy
Michaels understates the danger posed by a lack of social solidarity in America, a state of alienation Americans feel from one another that has been deliberately fed by right-wing politicians for at least the last four decades.
The Politics of Administrative Reform
Michaels is absolutely right in his diagnosis of the current state of administrative governance. And his book could well prove an important step towards fixing it. But if that fix comes, it is far more likely to be primarily via those politicians than by the judges they appoint.
An Ode to the Career Bureaucracy
It would be a delicious irony if the President’s attempts to circumvent the internal checks on his authority were ultimately to serve to revitalize the external constraints on presidential power, as has been a legacy of presidents past.