Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence
March 3 2017 12:13 PMDid Jeff Sessions Commit Perjury?Probably not.
March 1 2017 4:06 PMIs Same-Sex Marriage Safe?The Texas Supreme Court takes on the first major effort to roll back marriage equality in the age of Trump.
Feb. 28 2017 6:25 PMCan Good Judges Stop Jeff Sessions?The Department of Justice used to be on the right side in voting rights cases. Now it’s up to the federal bench to stop discrimination.
Feb. 27 2017 4:09 PMSchrödinger’s Immigration BanThe Trump administration’s nonsensical claim that its executive order both does and does not exist.
Feb. 24 2017 11:32 AMShould the President Get to Pick Supreme Court Justices?A dialogue on Donald Trump, Neil Gorsuch, and what should disqualify a judge from the bench.
Feb. 21 2017 1:48 PMJustice Sotomayor Takes Aim at Lethal InjectionIn a striking dissent, the justice slams the “horrifying deaths” that result from “our most cruel experiment yet.”
Feb. 20 2017 8:12 PMA Supreme Court ConundrumA federal agent standing on U.S. soil shot and killed someone across the border in Mexico. Was the shooting unconstitutional?
Feb. 17 2017 2:39 PMThe False Promise of Sanctuary CitiesFor many undocumented immigrants, the protections offered by left-leaning cities mean nothing at all.
Feb. 15 2017 3:18 PM“You Weren’t Born in This Country”An alarming arrest raises concerns about the lawlessness of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.
Feb. 14 2017 5:04 PMA Good AmericanHow Trump’s immigration ban explicitly smears Muslims as being potentially hostile to the Constitution.
Feb. 10 2017 1:35 PMSee You in Court … MaybeThe Department of Justice has four options to salvage Trump’s immigration ban. Only one makes sense.
Feb. 10 2017 10:53 AMThank the “Deep State” for Quashing Trump’s Torture PlansLongtime professionals in the Defense Department and CIA know torture doesn’t work, and they pushed back.
Feb. 8 2017 2:15 PMTrump Said He Wanted a Muslim BanWill the courts use the president's own statements to declare his executive order unconstitutional?
Feb. 7 2017 7:50 PM“Just Following Orders”Horror stories about the lawlessness of Customs and Border Protection agents in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration ban.
Feb. 6 2017 7:08 PMChecks? Never Heard of Them. Balances? Forget About It.Donald Trump’s unnerving belief that the judiciary’s purpose is to stay out of his way.
March 2 2017 5:52 PMPostpone Trump’s Supreme Court PickNeil Gorsuch’s nomination cannot be separated from the serious questions that plague the administration.
March 1 2017 12:00 PMFirst, They Came for the Sex Offenders …We must speak up for the rights of those on the fringes of society. The Supreme Court’s ruling on sex offenders’ First Amendment rights will signal how much protection we can all expect.
Feb. 28 2017 3:42 PMJeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand How Crime WorksIn his first major speech as attorney general, Trump’s man at the Justice Department showed he values ideology over knowledge.
Feb. 27 2017 9:22 AMIn Defense of Kellyanne ConwayThe misconduct complaint against Trump’s adviser is dangerously misguided.
Feb. 23 2017 5:45 AMDocs vs. Glocks Shows the Threat to Free Speech Is the Pro-Gun RightFlorida Republicans argue that the Second Amendment trumps the First Amendment. They’re wrong.
Feb. 21 2017 10:01 AMThe Enabler in ChiefThe White House counsel is supposed to rein in the president’s worst impulses. That’s not Don McGahn’s style.
Feb. 17 2017 3:21 PMIs ICE Out of Control?Two troubling cases suggest immigration officials may have intentionally broken the law while policing.
Feb. 15 2017 6:01 PMThis Emoluments Thing Isn’t Going AwayHow state attorneys general could take down Trump.
Feb. 14 2017 6:16 PMWe Need a Special Counsel to Investigate the Trump AdministrationHere’s how Congress can make it happen.
Feb. 10 2017 6:49 PMWhy Trump Has Declared War on the JudiciaryHe’s making things awkward for his SCOTUS nominee and hurting his chances in court. What’s his endgame?
Feb. 10 2017 11:16 AMSolitary Confinement Is a Great American ShameA new court ruling takes important steps to rein in inhumane incarceration. Will the Supreme Court be next?
Feb. 9 2017 4:37 PM“We Should Stand on the Right Side of the Law and the Right Side of History”Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring explains why his state joined the legal fight against Trump’s executive order.
Feb. 8 2017 12:05 PMThe Silencing of Coretta Scott KingOn Tuesday night, Elizabeth Warren was told to pipe down. But it was King’s words that the Senate refused to hear.
Feb. 7 2017 6:36 PM“I Just Don’t Believe I’m in New York”The Jeran family’s journey from Yemen to Djibouti to the United States shows the cruelty and pointlessness of Trump’s immigration ban.
Feb. 5 2017 10:06 AMAnthony Kennedy Is Not StupidHe’s not going to step down just because one decent conservative judge was nominated to the Supreme Court.

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