The Substance of the Supreme Court’s procedure

2/13/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Last week’s Supreme Court stay orders say a lot about how the Court views the substance of the underlying constitutional claims in Dunn v. Ray and June Medical Services v. Gee.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Justice Kavanaugh Said No On Roe

2/11/19  //  Quick Reactions

In June Medical Services, Justice Kavanaugh did exactly what reproductive justice advocates said he did on the court of appeals, and warned he would do once he got to the Supreme Court. Are you listening Susan Collins?

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Korematsu And The Entry Ban (Again)

2/4/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Recently revealed errors in the report that the administration created pursuant to the second entry ban further underscore the parallels between Korematsu v. United States and the entry ban.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Getting To No On Roe: It Continues

1/29/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Another recent decision from a court of appeals (this time the Fifth Circuit) illustrates how states and courts can undermine women’s right to decide to end their pregnancies without formally overruling the relevant Supreme Court decisions.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Revisiting The Presumption of Regularity

1/28/19  //  Commentary

Subsequent events have made clear that courts were--and are--right to recognize that all is not regular in the executive branch.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Immigration Lies And The Supreme Court

1/23/19  //  Commentary

A recently leaked document highlights the perils of government lawyering on behalf of the Trump administration.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Getting To No On Roe: It's Already Started

9/11/18  //  Uncategorized

A recent Eighth Circuit case shows how courts and the newly reconstituted Supreme Court will perform legal gymnastics in order to limit Roe and Casey.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The (Ir)relevance of parental consent requirements to Garza

9/5/18  //  Quick Reactions

Judge Kavanaugh suggested he was faithfully applying parental consent cases in Garza v. Hargan. He's wrong.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

A Conservative’s Conservative Before He Was Nominated and An Open-Minded Jurist After

7/31/18  //  Commentary

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s supporters claimed that his nomination would mean a sharp right turn for the Court; but since his nominated, they have promised he will review cases as they come.

Helen Marie Berg

Michigan Law

Abigail DeHart

Michigan Law School

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

An Emolumental Take On the President Versus The Presidency

7/26/18  //  Quick Reactions

The recent opinion allowing the plaintiffs' emoluments claims to go forward comports with recent suggestions about separating this President from the office of the Presidency.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Stare Decisis, The Supreme Court, And Roe

7/9/18  //  Commentary

Some further evidence that a mere belief in stare decisis and judicial precedent does not mean a judge will not overrule cases, as Susan Collins has (falsely) suggested.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Getting To No On Roe

7/5/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The question is not whether the reconstituted Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. The only question is how the Supreme Court will do so.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Senator Collins's Shell Game On Roe v. Wade

7/3/18  //  Quick Reactions

Susan Collins claimed that there is no reason to worry about Justice Kennedy's replacement because the Chief Justice (!!!) and Justice Gorsuch (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) would never overturn Roe v. Wade. That's wrong.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Religious Animus or Reality?

7/2/18  //  Commentary

In a recent case, the Court suggested that calling out an attempt to use religion to justify harming others was evidence of animus. That’s wrong.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Abigail DeHart

Michigan Law School

On The Entry Ban, The Supreme Court Says It’s Up To Us

6/26/18  //  Quick Reactions

In Trump v. Hawaii, the Court reminded us that the courts will not be there to save us. It is up to us, instead.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law