Unilateral Rocket Man

Donald Trump is ignoring his duty under the War Powers Act to consult Congress about North Korea.

Sept. 20 2017 5:21 PMObergefell Is Already Under AttackTrump is laying the groundwork to overturn marriage equality.
Sept. 18 2017 6:00 PMWho Are You Calling Lawless?The Trump administration says sanctuary cities are rule-breakers. But it’s the federal government that keeps losing in court.
Sept. 15 2017 5:31 PMWas Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Unconstitutional?A small group of lawyers are fighting to find out.
Sept. 15 2017 11:42 AMRobert Mueller, Meet Mark ZuckerbergCould Facebook be held criminally liable for selling political ads to a Russian firm?
Sept. 13 2017 1:50 PMToo Little Integrity, Too LateAt the second meeting of Trump’s voter fraud commission, a handful of panelists developed the capacity to feel shame.
Sept. 12 2017 5:29 PMFacts WinWhy a New Hampshire judge blocked the state’s new voter suppression law.
Sept. 11 2017 1:18 PMThe Steele Report, RevisitedHow much of the infamous document ended up being corroborated elsewhere? A whole lot.
Sept. 8 2017 4:01 PMUnbecoming ConductTrump’s lawyers keep embarrassing themselves and the entire legal profession.
Sept. 7 2017 5:41 PMNo Good ReasonThe official rationale for Trump’s DACA phase-out is fatally flawed.
Sept. 5 2017 6:23 PMThe United States Cannot Be TrustedDreamers and transgender troops took the government at its word. Both groups got betrayed.
Sept. 5 2017 7:45 AMThe 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.
Aug. 29 2017 6:32 PMJudging Neil GorsuchThe justice’s speech at the Trump Hotel isn’t unethical. He should skip it anyway.
Aug. 26 2017 5:17 PMTrump’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.
Aug. 25 2017 5:48 PMConsequences in TexasThe GOP’s racist attack on minority voting rights might finally backfire.
Aug. 24 2017 6:15 PMYou 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.
Sept. 19 2017 1:43 PMTime to Protect Our DemocracyAnthony Kennedy should follow Byron White’s guidance and strike down partisan gerrymandering.
Sept. 18 2017 11:04 AMShould a Judge Rely on the Law or His Own Common Sense?A dialogue on legal pragmatism and finding the “sensible” decision.
Sept. 15 2017 4:05 PMSecret PoliceICE agents dressed in plainclothes staked out a courthouse in Brooklyn and refused to identify themselves.
Sept. 13 2017 3:32 PMThe Racist Map WinsThe Supreme Court’s conservatives just ensured that Latino votes still won’t count in Texas.
Sept. 12 2017 6:09 PMBye-Bye, Blue Slip?Republicans want to trash another century-old Senate norm to help Trump.
Sept. 11 2017 6:36 PMOne Cheer for Betsy DeVosThe secretary of education is right that colleges trample on the rights of accused sexual assailants.
Sept. 8 2017 5:03 PMCake WreckThe Trump administration’s brief in the Supreme Court's anti-gay baker case is cynical, dishonest, and embarrassing.
Sept. 8 2017 2:58 PMWhat the ACLU Should Stand for in Trump’s AmericaAn interview with Waldo Jaquith, who resigned from the board of the ACLU of Virginia after Charlottesville.
Sept. 7 2017 4:10 PMTrump Says Dreamers “Have Nothing to Worry About”He pledges “no action!” on DACA beneficiaries during the next six months. Here’s exactly what that means.
Sept. 5 2017 5:14 PMNo Pardoning This OffenseIf Trump tries to evade the Mueller investigation, states could bring these criminal charges.
Aug. 31 2017 4:52 PMNot Even Close to ConstitutionalWhy a judge blocked the most controversial provisions of Texas’ anti–sanctuary city bill.
Aug. 28 2017 6:28 PMThe GOP Wants DACA DeadHow Republicans are extorting Trump into deporting 800,000 young people.
Aug. 26 2017 3:26 PMThe Arpaio Pardon Is a Bad Sign for the Mueller InvestigationTrump has always wanted to stifle judicial oversight. Now he’s shown he will.
Aug. 25 2017 9:07 AMCharlottesville’s Monuments Are UnconstitutionalThe state law that has prevented city officials from removing the statues can be overruled—by the Constitution.
Aug. 24 2017 9:00 AMShould Judges Use Their Roles to Effect Social Change?A dialogue about whether “activist judges” are real.