Thoughts on the Chief's Strategy in the Census Case

7/1/19  //  Commentary

It's extremely likely that the citizenship question will appear on the 2020 census—and the Chief intended precisely that result

Joshua Matz

Publisher

Constitutional Blindspot: How The Roberts Court Is Betraying Our Democracy

7/1/19  //  Commentary

The Roberts Court has a constitutional blindspot. It consistently ignores the many parts of the Constitution that help preserve and protect a vibrant democracy open to all.

Courting Disaster: Progressive Candidates’ Reticence on Judicial Nominations

6/25/19  //  Commentary

Will progressive candidates for national office be asked about judicial nominations and will these candidates make the federal judiciary a top-tier message? On paper at least, there are reasons to think progressive candidates will get it right this time.

Two Recent Decisions Confirm the Pivotal Role of Trump-Appointed Judges

6/25/19  //  Commentary

In two divided decisions issued one day in late June, the Supreme Court came awfully close to rewriting the law in two different areas that could have produced devastating consequences for all Americans

Elliot Mincberg

People For the American Way

John Roberts the Institutionalist?

6/22/19  //  Commentary

If his decision to join the dissent in Gundy v. United States is any sign of things to come, John Roberts the institutionalist has left the building

Gillian Metzger

Columbia Law School

There Goes Title X: Title X is Contraception, Folks

6/22/19  //  Commentary

By Priscilla J. Smith: Conservatives are hiding behind the abortion debate to attack contraceptive access and getting away with it

Take Care

Versus Trump: A Ninth Circuit Compromise

6/20/19  //  Commentary

This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss the Ninth's Circuit's recent somewhat cryptic, compromise decision regarding the ban on service by transgender individuals in the military. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Legitimacy and the Supreme Court

6/19/19  //  Commentary

It is illegitimate to consider legitimacy. So say many conservatives who seem terrified that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. might care about public perception of the U.S. Supreme Court. But they are wrong.

Stephen Vladeck

University of Texas

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Joshua Matz

Publisher

Why a Loss for the House in Court Last Week Wasn’t All Bad News

6/14/19  //  Commentary

Although Judge McFadden made clear that he did not need to decide whether the House has standing to enforce subpoenas, what he said nonetheless strongly suggests that he would conclude that they do

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Why the Spotlight On Chief Justice Roberts May Soon Be Brighter—and Why That Matters

6/13/19  //  Commentary

Chief Justice Roberts would preside over any impeachment trial of President Trump. Here's why that matters.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Versus Trump: Listener Mailbag

6/6/19  //  Commentary

This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie answer listener mail and talk about nationwide injunctions at Gregory's request; talk more about court packing at the request of Micah; and respond to Ben's thoughts on subpoena enforcement. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

The Supreme Court’s Pretext Predicament in the Age of Trump

6/5/19  //  Commentary

By Joel Dodge: The Supreme Court must make a choice: either accept false justifications peddled by government lawyers, or insist upon getting the truth

Take Care

Clarence Thomas's Misplaced Anti-Eugenics Concurrence in the Indiana Abortion Case

5/30/19  //  Commentary

Justice Thomas argues that because some people once favored a legal right to abortion for a bad reason, it should be banned today. That argument is mistaken.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

The Costs of the EPA's Foot-Dragging and Obstinacy

5/20/19  //  Commentary

The EPA, like many other agencies, is using every tool in the toolbox to avoid implementing the law. This trend is leading many courts to not give EPA and other agencies the benefit of the doubt in litigation.

Susannah Weaver

Donahue, Goldberg & Weaver, LLP

Roe v. Wade, Frontiero v. Richadson, and the Equal Rights Amendment

5/20/19  //  Commentary

I clerked for Justice Brennan at the time. Here's how the proposed Equal Rights Amendment affected Roe v Wade and Frontiero v. Richardson.

Geoffrey R. Stone

UChicago Law School