Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence
July 21 2017 6:20 PMCriminal PardonIf Donald Trump abuses his pardon power, he could eventually be prosecuted.
July 21 2017 2:09 PMTrump Can’t Escape the StatesNo matter whom he fires or pardons, the president won’t be able to hide from state attorneys general.
July 20 2017 5:48 PM“Why Would I Do That?”President Trump’s denial that he cleared the room before his infamous James Comey meeting will haunt him.
July 19 2017 4:00 PMThe Presidential Advisory Commission on Election MendacityThe first public meeting of Trump’s voter fraud panel was a horrifying parade of outright lies.
July 19 2017 3:09 PMA Prayer for the Real VictimsFor Jeff Sessions and the Supreme Court, the battle for Christians’ religious liberty is one of the only fights that matters.
July 17 2017 5:42 PMPresidential RevisionismThe New York Times published the flimsiest defense of Trump’s apparent emoluments violations yet.
July 14 2017 2:15 PMGrandma Is Family AgainA judge rules against Donald Trump’s travel ban guidelines saying grandparents don’t count as close family.
July 12 2017 4:38 PMDonald Trump Jr.’s Free Speech DefenseIt’s as bogus as it sounds.
July 11 2017 11:30 PMChristopher Wray Will Not Be Trump’s StoogeThe president wants his FBI director to do his bidding. Too bad he’s nominated another James Comey.
July 11 2017 2:18 PMIs Donald Trump Jr. Guilty of Treason?Probably not, but he likely committed this other crime.
July 6 2017 10:59 AMOpen and ShutThe obstruction of justice case against Trump is already a slam dunk.
July 5 2017 5:11 PMShould There Be Age Limits for Federal Judges?A dialogue on when it’s time to remove jurists from the bench.
June 30 2017 1:48 PMUnsolicited Advice for the White House Press CorpsFilm the press briefings, ignore the spin, and revel in your nerdom.
June 30 2017 12:59 PMTrump’s Voter Fraud EndgameHis “election integrity” investigation is a pretext to repeal the National Voter Registration Act. It won’t work.
June 27 2017 5:53 PMGoodbye, Establishment ClauseThe Supreme Court’s ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer threatens to obliterate the divide between church and state.
July 21 2017 4:09 PMLawyers Aren’t WizardsThere’s no magic legal spell to remove Donald Trump from office. Americans are just going to have to stand up and fight his abuses of power.
July 21 2017 1:28 PMCan the President Get the Vice President to Pardon Him?And other pardon scenarios, explained.
July 20 2017 3:17 PMHe Didn’t Have to Do ItIt seemed like a no-brainer at the time, but Jeff Sessions’ recusal decision now looks like the most surprising—and consequential—move of the Trump presidency.
July 19 2017 3:18 PMThe Alternative Facts DefenseTrump is arguing in court that he was being hyperbolic when called a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct a liar.
July 18 2017 5:52 PMNot So Fast, Special CounselAll the ways Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump might be tripped up before it reaches the finish line.
July 14 2017 4:16 PMExcuses, ExcusesJared Kushner and Jeff Sessions both failed to disclose their Russia meetings to the FBI. One has a better explanation than the other.
July 13 2017 7:09 PMThe Russia Conspiracy Goes to CourtTwo DNC donors and a staffer are suing the Trump campaign for working with the Russians to leak their emails. Will they win?
July 12 2017 10:15 AMOrchestrated ChaosTrump’s election commission has been a disaster. It’s going exactly as planned.
July 11 2017 4:04 PMHow Trump’s DOJ Will Try to Purge Voter RollsAnd what states can do to fight back.
July 6 2017 5:35 PMThe Secret Goal of Trump’s Voting CommissionIt is seeking to gut the Motor Voter Act.
July 5 2017 7:07 PMMarriage Equality May Soon Be in PerilHow the Supreme Court could overturn Obergefell v. Hodges.
July 5 2017 1:37 PMThe Most Important Question for Trump Judicial NomineesHow much executive authority do they think the president has?
June 30 2017 1:44 PMTexas Messes With Marriage EqualityThe state Supreme Court’s refusal to extend state spousal benefits to same-sex couples is an insidious attempt to defy Obergefell v. Hodges.
June 27 2017 7:18 PMHow Trump Can Get His Muslim BanThe administration can use the Supreme Court’s ruling to shield its decision-making from judicial review.
June 26 2017 5:33 PMSCOTUS Splits the Travel Ban BabyThe Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t make much sense as a matter of law. That may be good for Donald Trump.

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