Versus Trump: The Great Marijuana Debate

5/3/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Charlie, and Jason continue their investigation of the relationship between federal and state law by debating the Trump Administration's reversal of Obama-era guidance about marijuana enforcement. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Bring back the Medicare experiments!

5/3/18  //  Commentary

Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services under Tom Price dismantled some demonstration projects that would have told us a lot about how to hold down Medicare spending. Alex Azar, the new Secretary of HHS, should bring them back.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

An Emoluments Case Arrives in the Second Circuit

5/2/18  //  Commentary

Supported by powerful amicus briefs, the plaintiffs in CREW v. Trump have urged the Second Circuit to hold that their claims must be decided on the merits

Joshua Matz

Publisher

September and/or January 25th (or how the Solicitor General learned to stop worrying and love the President’s disavowal of anti-Muslim animus)

4/30/18  //  Commentary

The Solicitor General is apparently still trying to figure out why the entry ban is constitutional.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Versus Trump: Trump Versus California

4/26/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Easha, Charlie, and Jason discuss the Trump Administration's lawsuit against California. The lawsuit seeks to prevent the state from enforcing three new state laws that the federal government says will undermine enforcement of immigration law. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Magic-Words Thinking in Trump v. Hawaii -- or, How Not to Assess Governmental Motive

4/25/18  //  Commentary

Giving President Trump the benefit of the doubt is one thing. Fictionalizing an account of his motive so as to avoid reaching a certain conclusion is something else.

Richard Primus

University of Michigan Law School

SCOTUS Travel Ban Argument Post-Mortem and the Surprising Relevance of Korematsu

4/25/18  //  Commentary

Korematsu holds that in a case like this one the obligation to strictly scrutinize invidiously discriminatory policies remains even when the government asserts a facially plausible national security justification.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

It’s the Legacy of the Roberts Court—not the Travel Ban—at Stake

4/24/18  //  Commentary

When future generations judge a particular composition of the Supreme Court, a major failure can become that Court's defining feature, overshadowing substantial contributions to the law.

Amir Ali

Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center

This Week’s Blockbuster SCOTUS Cases Share a Troublesome Common Issue

4/24/18  //  Commentary

Both the travel ban case and the Texas redistricting litigation raise questions about the staying power of discriminatory intent.

Justin Levitt

Loyola Law School

#MeToo Paper Spotlight (Part II)

4/23/18  //  Commentary

This post, which highlights an academic paper related to #MeToo, is part of a series on #MeToo, sex discrimination, and possible solutions that amount to more than quick fixes.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The Perils of National Security Exceptionalism

4/23/18  //  Commentary

Whatever side the Court takes in the travel ban litigation, it should renounce national security exceptionalism

Ingrid Brunk Wuerth

Vanderbilt Law School

Ganesh Sitaraman

Vanderbilt Law School

Just How Many Billions of Dollars Are at Stake in the Litigation over Cost-Sharing Payments?

4/20/18  //  Commentary

The Court of Federal Claims has certified a class action brought by insurers to recover the cost-sharing payments that President Trump unceremoniously terminated. Its rationale suggests that the United States could be held liable for tens of billions of dollars.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Versus Trump: The View From 10,000 Feet (Joshua Matz Speech)

4/19/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, we bring you a podcast version of the speech that Take Care publisher Joshua Matz gave at Harvard Law School on April 3, 2018. The talk, titled "The Legal Resistance to Trump," describes themes, achievements, and limitations of various lawsuits challenging the Trump Administration and its policies. Listen now!

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Joshua Matz

Publisher

Our Constitution Forbids a Religious Test for Immigration

4/19/18  //  Commentary

The Supreme Court should strike down Trump’s travel ban.

#MeToo Paper Spotlight (Part I)

4/16/18  //  Commentary

This post, which highlights an academic paper related to #MeToo, is part of a series on #MeToo, sex discrimination, and possible solutions that amount to more than quick fixes.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law