Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence

Drowning Out the Hate

How the local rabbi deals when the neo-Nazis come to town.

Aug. 15 2017 5:50 PMWhite Nationalist Rule Is Already HereDonald Trump is considering pardoning Joe Arpaio for his illegal reign of racist terror.
Aug. 8 2017 6:43 PMLawyers Take on Another Trumpian Task: Stopping Science SuppressionFederal scientists fear retribution and data suppression. The lawyers are showing up to help here, too.
Aug. 7 2017 6:46 PMEveryone Is Biased (Except White People)Why Trump supporters’ claims that a D.C. grand jury will be biased against the president sound so familiar.
Aug. 4 2017 2:55 PMNo Free Speech for YouAnthony Kennedy has the chance to undo his worst anti–First Amendment decision. He should take it.
Aug. 3 2017 4:40 PMDoomed to FailJeff Sessions’ reactionary attack on affirmative action won’t succeed.
Aug. 2 2017 5:01 PMThe 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.
July 31 2017 1:41 PMDo Courtroom Lawyers Make a Difference?A pair of judges debate the importance of attorneys.
July 28 2017 2:48 PMA Tweet Is a Direct OrderMilitary leaders who say the president’s social media posts aren’t policy are playing a dangerous game.
July 27 2017 12:43 PMTrustbustersThe one economic proposal in the Democratic “Better Deal” platform that could actually change the world.
July 25 2017 5:42 PMHow Massachusetts Became a Sanctuary StateA landmark ruling from the commonwealth’s highest court could change the future of immigration enforcement.
July 25 2017 2:43 PMState Attorneys General Won’t Save UsIf Trump fires Robert Mueller, don’t expect state officials to function as stand-in special prosecutors.
July 24 2017 1:36 PMUnpresidential CommandTrump is ordering service members to support the Republican agenda. That is terrifying.
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.
Aug. 14 2017 7:34 PMThe Guns WonCharlottesville showed that our First Amendment jurisprudence hasn’t reckoned with our Second Amendment reality.
Aug. 8 2017 5:15 PMThe 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.
Aug. 7 2017 10:26 AMSessions’ Marijuana Crackdown May Still Be ComingThe attorney general’s own experts recommend respecting states’ experiments with legalization. He’ll probably ignore them.
Aug. 3 2017 5:39 PMThe Shadow Civil Rights DivisionCareer Justice Department officials don’t want to do the bidding of Trump and Sessions. Enter the political appointees.
Aug. 2 2017 5:37 PMTrump Says the Russia Sanctions Bill Is UnconstitutionalHe’s mostly right.
Aug. 1 2017 10:15 AMLeaks on a PlatterWhy a war on “leakers” waged by the Sessions DOJ will have zero credibility.
July 30 2017 7:13 PMWhen 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.
July 27 2017 4:24 PMThe Obstruction of Justice Case Against Donald TrumpNo, not that one. This other one.
July 26 2017 1:12 PMShould He Stay or Should He Go?Some progressives want Jeff Sessions to defy Trump and keep his job. Others are desperate for the attorney general to leave the DOJ. Who’s right?
July 25 2017 4:38 PMJared’s RulesThere’s one legal standard for Trump’s family and another for everyone else.
July 25 2017 1:23 PMHow to Replace Jeff SessionsIf he fires the attorney general, Donald Trump can take three very different approaches to appointing his successor.
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.

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