Jurisprudence

It’s Legal

The underpinnings of the president’s immigration plan are anything but radical.

Nov. 20 2014 3:00 PMSacrifices to the Second AmendmentAccording to the NRA’s logic, the first victims of a mass shooting are merely an alarm for others to respond.
Nov. 19 2014 1:55 PMMassive Failures of JusticeWhy Texas is about to execute a profoundly mentally ill man.
Nov. 14 2014 4:05 PMSupreme Court Justices Are Not Really JudgesThey don’t take the law seriously enough.
Nov. 12 2014 12:46 PMThe High Court Takes Center StageThe biggest year in the Supreme Court’s modern history will shape the 2016 election.
Nov. 11 2014 7:47 AMThe Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering ConundrumDid Alabama legislators redraw district lines to hurt Democrats or to disenfranchise black voters?
Nov. 7 2014 12:16 PMAn Unexpected Triumph for JusticeConservatives spent millions this election cycle trying to unseat progressive judges—and they lost every time.
Oct. 31 2014 4:09 PMLousy JudgmentThis year’s scary election ads will destroy any lingering confidence in the judicial branch.
Oct. 29 2014 11:49 AMSearch PartyA 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment.
Oct. 24 2014 6:20 PMThe Courts’ Baffling New MathBy what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?
Oct. 17 2014 12:56 PMSouthern JusticeHow an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas.  
Oct. 15 2014 11:07 AMJustice for SaleThe Supreme Court is poised to make judicial elections even more corrupt. 
Oct. 10 2014 10:16 AMHow to Predict a Voting Rights DecisionThe Supreme Court just made it harder to vote in some states and easier in others.
Oct. 8 2014 5:10 PMWhat Constitutes an Emergency?The Supreme Court will stay a lower court’s ruling only for the benefit of politics, not people.
Oct. 6 2014 1:45 PMYour Guide to the Gay Marriage FightEach state’s legal status on gay marriage, mapped.
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PMThis Court ErredThe Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
Nov. 20 2014 1:01 PMObama’s Immigration Plan Is Perfectly ConstitutionalIt’s a routine exercise of presidential power.
Nov. 18 2014 3:07 PMFairness in FergusonThe grand jury system is corrupt, and the Darren Wilson case shows how to fix it.
Nov. 13 2014 5:37 PMWhy Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?His murder conviction was vacated three years ago, but Virginia won’t set him free.
Nov. 11 2014 10:50 AMAfter the Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillThe Great Invisible reveals what happened to the victims.
Nov. 10 2014 6:45 PMObamacare Is Doomed! Everybody Panic!Not so fast, progressives. It’s far from a sure thing that the Supreme Court will destroy the Affordable Care Act.
Nov. 5 2014 5:30 PMEven Crazier in AlabamaVoters just passed a constitutional amendment that would overrule the Supreme Court.
Oct. 30 2014 2:21 PMDisagree in Good Faith?Sonia Sotomayor pushes other Supreme Court justices past their comfort zones.
Oct. 27 2014 3:11 PMNon-Christians Need Not ApplyKen Ham’s creationist theme park is already in trouble. 
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PMDawn PatrolJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Oct. 16 2014 2:31 PMInjunction JunctionWhat is the Supreme Court thinking behind its unfathomable silence?
Oct. 14 2014 4:06 PMThis Year’s Most Outrageous Anti-Abortion StrategyTennessee out-crazies all the other states with its proposed constitutional amendment.
Oct. 9 2014 4:52 PMStop Draggin’ My Heart AroundThe Supreme Court is harming people with its inscrutable gay marriage actions.
Oct. 6 2014 3:59 PMThe Right Outcome for the Wrong ReasonsThe Supreme Court is missing its moment to lead on gay marriage (and maybe that’s what it wants).
Oct. 3 2014 2:47 PMBespoke BabiesA white woman was accidentally impregnated with a black donor’s sperm. Now she’s suing. 
Sept. 29 2014 10:30 AMThe Voting Wars Heat UpWill the Supreme Court allow states to restrict voting for partisan advantage?

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