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Dec. 30 2013 1:19 PMJudge Pauley Got It Right: The NSA’s Metadata Program Is Perfectly Constitutional
Nov. 22 2013 1:56 PMCentrists Should Mourn the Demise of the FilibusterOnly the extremists win—and in the end, mostly the Republicans.
Nov. 14 2013 1:20 PMKeep Spying on Foreigners, NSAThey have no right to privacy from U.S. surveillance—and they shouldn’t.
Oct. 16 2013 5:41 PMNever AgainIt's time to amend the Constitution to give the president the power to raise the debt ceiling.
Sept. 19 2013 2:40 PMAssad and the Death of the International Criminal CourtThe failure to prosecute him will be the end for the ICC’s brand of global justice.
Sept. 3 2013 1:07 PMObama Is Only Making His War Powers MightierThe credit the president is getting for asking Congress to authorize bombing Syria? He deserves none of it.
Aug. 21 2013 1:37 PMFrisk AversionJudge Shira Scheindlin’s stop-and-frisk opinion is poorly reasoned and full of flaws.
July 23 2013 2:15 PMThe Best Rescue Plan for DetroitCongress should give more power to bankruptcy judges.
July 3 2013 10:36 AMWhy Won’t Anyone Take Edward Snowden?Because he is a terrible candidate for asylum.
May 23 2013 5:47 PMPresident RuthlessDon’t be fooled by Obama’s speech. On executive power, he’s just like Bush.
May 2 2013 5:54 PMPresident Obama Can Shut Guantanamo Whenever He WantsCongress isn’t actually stopping him.
April 22 2013 12:21 PMThe New Law We Need in Order to Deal With Dzhokhar TsarnaevCongress should authorize the isolation and detention of suspected terrorists.
April 2 2013 2:50 PMThe Real Problem With Law SchoolsThey train too many lawyers.
March 5 2013 12:04 PMThe Mother of DNA DatabasesIf we really cared about protecting the innocent, we’d collect samples from everyone—not just the convicted.
Feb. 5 2013 3:58 PMPresident Obama Can Do Anything He Wants To Fight TerrorismThat’s the lesson of the leaked drone memo.
Dec. 11 2013 10:09 AMStop Fussing Over PersonhoodLaws treat corporations (and chimpanzees) as persons because it’s a useful—and often essential—legal fiction.
Nov. 19 2013 11:19 AMYou Can Have Either Climate Justice or a Climate TreatyNot both.
Oct. 31 2013 4:10 PMIs 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.
Sept. 30 2013 1:51 PMOn the Debt Ceiling, at Least, Congress Will BlinkHere's why.
Sept. 9 2013 2:38 PMThe U.S. Ignores the U.N. Charter Because It’s BrokenObama should explain what should replace it.
Aug. 28 2013 5:17 PMThe U.S. Has No Legal Basis to Intervene in SyriaBut of course that won't stop us.
Aug. 5 2013 9:37 AMThe Virtues of Government SecrecyThe false choice between “secrecy” and “transparency” in the Manning and Snowden debate.
July 9 2013 5:03 PMWrong NumberObama’s new climate plan is based on a dubious calculation and falls woefully short.
June 5 2013 11:42 AMThe Good Way to Buy VotesDid New Yorkers really want bike sharing? The city should have tried Quadratic Vote Buying to figure that out. 
May 15 2013 2:57 PMThe Killer Robot War Is ComingThe new laws we need to govern the use of drones.
April 24 2013 2:56 PMThe United States Can’t Be the World’s CourthouseWhy the Supreme Court just killed off a whole category of human rights suits.
April 11 2013 11:11 AMFool's GoldBitcoin is a Ponzi scheme—the Internet’s favorite currency will collapse.
March 19 2013 3:41 PMIndefinite ArticlesDear judges: Stop trying to figure out what the founders meant by every little word. You can’t, and it doesn’t matter.
Feb. 19 2013 3:03 PMRonald Dworkin’s ErrorThe distinguished legal scholar, who died last week, gave judges too much license to draw on their own sense of morality.
Feb. 4 2013 4:04 PMThere’s No Such Thing as an Illegal ImmigrantThe United States has a well-functioning system of guest workers, whether or not it’s enshrined in law.