Forget the FramersThe Supreme Court should not rely on James Madison in deciding how much power the president has to make recess appointments.
Stop Fussing Over PersonhoodLaws treat corporations (and chimpanzees) as persons because it’s a useful—and often essential—legal fiction.
Is the Constitution Written Like the Da Vinci Code?That’s the ridiculous argument libertarians are making in the chemical weapons case before the Supreme Court.
The Virtues of Government SecrecyThe false choice between “secrecy” and “transparency” in the Manning and Snowden debate.
The Good Way to Buy VotesDid New Yorkers really want bike sharing? The city should have tried Quadratic Vote Buying to figure that out.
The United States Can’t Be the World’s CourthouseWhy the Supreme Court just killed off a whole category of human rights suits.
The Paranoid Libertarian and His Enemy, the Angry LiberalTwo characters the government can’t afford to ignore, however irrational they are.
Centrists Should Mourn the Demise of the FilibusterOnly the extremists win—and in the end, mostly the Republicans.
Keep Spying on Foreigners, NSAThey have no right to privacy from U.S. surveillance—and they shouldn’t.
Never AgainIt's time to amend the Constitution to give the president the power to raise the debt ceiling.
Assad and the Death of the International Criminal CourtThe failure to prosecute him will be the end for the ICC’s brand of global justice.
Obama Is Only Making His War Powers MightierThe credit the president is getting for asking Congress to authorize bombing Syria? He deserves none of it.
The New Law We Need in Order to Deal With Dzhokhar TsarnaevCongress should authorize the isolation and detention of suspected terrorists.