The Procedure Fetish

3/7/19  //  Commentary

If adding new administrative procedures will so obviously advance a libertarian agenda, might not relaxing existing administrative constraints advance progressive goals?

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

SCOTUS And The Wall

3/4/19  //  Commentary

One of the Supreme Court’s pending cases is potentially relevant to one of the challenges to the President’s emergency declaration.

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Insubordination and Impeachment

3/4/19  //  Commentary

The widespread executive branch practice of ignoring Trump's statements—or treating them as merely advisory—has saved him from potentially dire political consequences

Laurence H. Tribe

Harvard Law School

Might the SCOTUS be Wrong in its Unanimous Ruling that Dead Judges Can't Judge?

3/3/19  //  Commentary

The decision is justifiable as a bright-line rule, but the case was not quite the no-brainer that the justices imagined

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

3/1/19  //  Commentary

With the introduction of the new VRAA, the House is undertaking the long overdue task of responding to Shelby County.

Travis Crum

University of Chicago

What’s Next for the Presidential Transition?

2/26/19  //  Commentary

Congress must take steps to ensure that any 2020 transition is an improvement over Trump's transition in 2016

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Is Trump's Emergency Unconstitutional or 'Merely' Illegal? And Does it Matter?

2/24/19  //  Commentary

And because Trump is a threat to constitutional democracy, the stakes over whether to call his bogus emergency 'merely' unlawful or also unconstitutional are non-trivial.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

CVE Is A Flawed and Ineffective Program, And More Evaluation Won’t Fix It

2/22/19  //  Commentary

By Nabihah Maqbool and Sirine Shebaya: There are major problems with the Countering Violent Extremism program. Trump has only made the program worse. It should be winded down for good.

Take Care

The Supreme Court May Not Save the President This Time

2/21/19  //  Commentary

Trump has suggested that SCOTUS will save his national emergency gambit, just like it saved his Muslim Ban. But there are major problems with that analogy.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Laws Aimed at Silencing Political Boycotts of Israel Are Categorically Different Than Public Accommodations Laws

2/21/19  //  Commentary

Some argue that both anti-BDS and public accommodations laws protect against discrimination, and so the First Amendment should treat them the same. But the laws are nothing alike.

Amanda Shanor

The Wharton School

The United States Owes Tens of Billions, Says the Court of Federal Claims (Part 2).

2/19/19  //  Commentary

Should insurers gets every penny of cost-sharing payments that they're owed under the Affordable Care Act? Or have they mitigated their damages?

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

The United States Owes Tens of Billions to Insurers

2/18/19  //  Commentary

If recent decisions from the Court of Federal Claims stand up on appeal, insurers could recover roughly $12 billion a year, every year, until Congress intervenes to stop the bleeding.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

A Lone Star Bail-in?

2/14/19  //  Commentary

Key takeaways from the briefs in the ongoing litigation to "bail-in" Texas under Section 3(c) of the Voting Rights Act

Travis Crum

University of Chicago

Chief Justice John Roberts’ Next Move Will Tell Us A Lot

2/13/19  //  Commentary

While Roberts deserves some praise for his vote last week, the story of this Louisiana law is far from over. And what Roberts does next will tell us a lot—about him and the trajectory of the Court he leads.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Originalism, Fauxriginalism, and Embracing the Constitution

2/7/19  //  Commentary

The words of the Constitution—along with the history and values that shed light upon the meaning of ambiguous parts of the text—are progressive at their core