Free and Equal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s new map doesn’t just vanquish gerrymandering—it restores the state’s democracy.

Feb. 21 2018 2:59 PMThe Pardon BoomerangAccepting a pardon from Trump could add booster rockets to state prosecutions.
Feb. 17 2018 5:22 PMWhere Mueller Might Go NextWe only know about the Russian part of the conspiracy.
Feb. 17 2018 4:08 PMThe Campaign Finance Loophole That Could Make the Next Russian Attack Perfectly Legal
Feb. 15 2018 5:58 PMThe Judicious RBGRuth Bader Ginsburg has become a powerful advocate for the #MeToo movement by showing up and modeling dignity.
Feb. 13 2018 12:22 PMHeritage of HateWho Jeff Sessions is talking about when he praises “Anglo-American” law enforcement.
Feb. 12 2018 6:59 PMBrand MaintenanceThe departure of Rachel Brand forebodes a future where Trump loyalists control every aspect of the Department of Justice.
Feb. 11 2018 6:00 PMHow to Kill Partisan GerrymanderingThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court just gave state courts a blueprint to strike down political redistricting.
Feb. 8 2018 4:54 PMWhy Did Rob Porter Have White House Security Clearance Anyway?Because it’s up to Donald Trump, not federal vetters, who gets access to top secret information.
Feb. 8 2018 1:39 PMOversight OverrideThe White House response to the Nunes memo contained a sneaky legal ploy to undermine Congress.
Feb. 6 2018 7:43 PMGive Me Gerrymandering, or Give Me Death!In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, Republicans are defying judicial rulings to entrench their own power.
Feb. 5 2018 6:52 PMCitizens United UnleashedA new ruling draws on the conservative First Amendment precedent to potentially re-enfranchise thousands of Floridians.
Feb. 3 2018 12:21 PMThe Nunes Memo Misses the PointThe document both sidesteps and misunderstands the concept of probable cause.
Feb. 2 2018 3:00 PMThe Nunes Memo Is a Complete Flop
Feb. 1 2018 12:40 PMBroken Windows Policing, for the PoliceIf we want to have a just society, we need to start giving police officers parking tickets.
Jan. 31 2018 5:19 PMThe CFPB SurvivesIn a blockbuster ruling, the D.C. Circuit reminds the Trump administration that real liberty isn’t limited to corporations.
Feb. 20 2018 5:22 PMHow to Fix Background ChecksDonald Trump says he wants to improve the law. Here’s what he would do if he meant it.
Feb. 17 2018 5:22 PMThe American TrapA theory for why Mueller didn’t directly go after Russians for violating election law.
Feb. 16 2018 4:13 PMIt’s Going to Be Much, Much Harder for Trump to Fire Rod Rosenstein Now
Feb. 15 2018 4:37 PMActually, Owning an Immigrant Is BadA government program allowing indentured servitude already exists. We don’t need another one.
Feb. 12 2018 6:59 PMBermuda Bends Back the ArcThe territory’s abrupt repeal of marriage equality proves there’s nothing inevitable about civil rights.
Feb. 12 2018 2:54 PMSignal FailureDonald Trump’s anything-goes security-clearance policy is putting the nation’s safety at risk.
Feb. 9 2018 4:03 PMSome Theories About Michael Flynn’s Plea DealThere’s a chance Robert Mueller is holding back for the moment.
Feb. 8 2018 2:54 PMRob Porter’s History of Domestic Abuse Wasn’t a Secret. It’s Just That No One Cared.The cops, the FBI, and the White House chief of staff all knew, and he still continued to rise through the ranks of our government’s highest office.
Feb. 7 2018 10:00 PMWaiting for JusticeOne man’s seven-year wait for a trial reveals the ways mandatory minimums distort our courts.
Feb. 6 2018 7:33 PMThe Courts Are Not a Noble and Purifying RefugeThe danger of pretending there’s an impenetrable wall between politics and the law.
Feb. 5 2018 3:29 PMThe Nunes Memo Has Wrought a Crisis for U.S. IntelligenceIt’s also made us less safe.
Feb. 2 2018 3:13 PMThe Nunes Memo Is a Big Win for Donald TrumpIt’s incomprehensible and deeply misleading and it will give Trump the tools he needs to stymie the Mueller investigation.
Feb. 2 2018 8:45 AMDonald Trump Jr. and Hope Hicks in the CrosshairsThe president’s son and his communications director could be Robert Mueller’s next targets.
Jan. 31 2018 6:50 PMMueller’s EndgameHow he can ensure that Congress sees any case against Donald Trump.
Jan. 31 2018 4:00 PMRelease the Second MemoHow Democrats should respond to the release of the classified Nunes talking points.