The United States Cannot Be TrustedDreamers and transgender troops took the government at its word. Both groups got betrayed.
The Murder That Won’t DieA new Netflix documentary aims to explain how false confessions happen—and raises new questions about D.C.’s most horrific killing.
Judging Neil GorsuchThe justice’s speech at the Trump Hotel isn’t unethical. He should skip it anyway.
Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Is an Impeachable OffenseThe president has the power to pardon, but he’s misused that power. The Constitution is clear.
You Don’t Need a Gun to Peacefully ProtestIn the wake of Charlottesville, permits for rallies should contain an important caveat—no open-carry within the protest zone.
Trump’s Anti-Judge Playbook Originated With ArpaioOf course the president will pardon him—it’s just another way for him to signal his disdain for the rule of law.
White Nationalist Rule Is Already HereDonald Trump is considering pardoning Joe Arpaio for his illegal reign of racist terror.
Lawyers Take on Another Trumpian Task: Stopping Science SuppressionFederal scientists fear retribution and data suppression. The lawyers are showing up to help here, too.
Everyone Is Biased (Except White People)Why Trump supporters’ claims that a D.C. grand jury will be biased against the president sound so familiar.
No Free Speech for YouAnthony Kennedy has the chance to undo his worst anti–First Amendment decision. He should take it.
The Clarence Thomas TakeoverThe justice has spent his career pushing a fringy, right-wing ideology. Now, he has an army of acolytes who can make his vision a reality.
No Pardoning This OffenseIf Trump tries to evade the Mueller investigation, states could bring these criminal charges.
Not Even Close to ConstitutionalWhy a judge blocked the most controversial provisions of Texas’ anti–sanctuary city bill.
The Arpaio Pardon Is a Bad Sign for the Mueller InvestigationTrump has always wanted to stifle judicial oversight. Now he’s shown he will.
Charlottesville’s Monuments Are UnconstitutionalThe state law that has prevented city officials from removing the statues can be overruled—by the Constitution.
Should Judges Use Their Roles to Effect Social Change?A dialogue about whether “activist judges” are real.
The Guns WonCharlottesville showed that our First Amendment jurisprudence hasn’t reckoned with our Second Amendment reality.
The Purges Are ComingJeff Sessions’ Justice Department just took a major stand against voting rights. It’s now up to the Supreme Court to protect the rolls.
Sessions’ Marijuana Crackdown May Still Be ComingThe attorney general’s own experts recommend respecting states’ experiments with legalization. He’ll probably ignore them.
The Shadow Civil Rights DivisionCareer Justice Department officials don’t want to do the bidding of Trump and Sessions. Enter the political appointees.
When Cops Join the ResistanceStatements from the Boy Scouts of America, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Suffolk County police suggest Trump’s closest allies have started to desert him.