“Taking a Wrecking Ball to Our Constitution”

Is Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker even legal? And why the census citizenship question is so problematic.

Nov. 3 2018 10:00 AMThe Deadly Shooting at the Tree of Life SynagogueAn interview with Rabbi Chuck Diamond.
Oct. 13 2018 10:00 AMDue ProcessingAs Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat, Dahlia Lithwick takes stock with Sen. Jeff Merkley and Matthew Yglesias.
Sept. 29 2018 10:00 AMThe Press, the President, and Enemy ConstructionLaw professors Lisa Sun and RonNell Andersen Jones on morphing the media into enemies of the people.
Sept. 1 2018 10:00 AMBack-to-School Protest SpecialFrom armbands to Parkland, free-speech rights inside the school gates.
Aug. 4 2018 10:00 AMA Taftian Antidote to Trumpian Excesses?What a most judicious past president can teach us about this moment.
July 7 2018 10:00 AMThe Argument That Could Reclaim the Supreme Court for DemocratsSen. Sheldon Whitehouse on the frustrating process of vetting a new Supreme Court justice.
June 23 2018 10:00 AMVoting: Purging, Packing, Cracking, StandingAnalysis of SCOTUS gerrymandering and voter purge decisions with Paul M. Smith, who argued two of the cases.
June 9 2018 10:06 AMReligious Belief, Sincerely HeldExamining the narrow slicing of the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling and contemplating the role of faith in our laws.
May 12 2018 10:00 AMThe State of the State Attorneys GeneralMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on gun safety wins, the resistance, and Eric Schneiderman.
April 14 2018 10:01 AMThe Rule of Law and the Ethics of Poking the BearCohen, Comey, Mueller, and more.
March 17 2018 10:01 AMAll the President’s LawyersA white-collar special.
Feb. 17 2018 10:00 AMA Preview of a Union-Busting Case, and RBG’s Greatest Hits TourDetails on the case that could gut public sector unions, and Justice Ginsburg speaks to #MeToo and due process.
Jan. 20 2018 10:00 AM“The Gross Spectacle of a Divided Defense”The case of the capital defendant who insisted “I’m innocent” while his lawyer told everyone “he did it” reaches the Supreme Court.
Dec. 23 2017 10:00 AM#MeToo in the CourtsWhat’s next, and what’s needed, in the wake of sexual harassment claims concerning the judiciary?
Dec. 9 2017 10:00 AMProbing the Mueller Probe, and Inside the Chamber for Masterpiece CakeshopThe (legal) highs and lows of the Russia investigation, and oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Oct. 27 2018 10:00 AMDocket Deep Dive and Is It Time to Freak Out About Voting?Reading tea leaves on the cases before the court this term and spilling the tea on where voting rights stand for the midterms.
Oct. 1 2018 10:43 AMLive From AustinAn all-star legal panel on Kavanaugh, the coming SCOTUS term, and the future of the court.
Sept. 15 2018 10:00 AMRoe v. KavanaughBrett’s not super into precedent, it seems.
Aug. 18 2018 10:00 AMBarbie, Bratz, and Who Owns Your Dreams?The intellectual property battle about much more than plastic dolls.
July 21 2018 10:03 AMThe Scalia FactorRick Hasen on his book, The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption.
June 30 2018 10:00 AMWith Kennedy Gone, What’s on the Chopping Block?Our annual look at the end of the Supreme Court term.
June 13 2018 5:00 PMBonus: Live From the ACLUA legal all-star panel with David Cole, Vanita Gupta, Joyce White Vance, and Richard Painter.
May 26 2018 10:00 AMThe Impeachment QuestionIt’s a possibility, but should it be a goal?
April 27 2018 3:40 PMTravel Ban 3.0 and Rinsing Off Religious Animus for SCOTUSUnpacking the arguments in the marquee case of this term.
March 31 2018 10:00 AMDon’t Call It an Abortion CaseNIFLA v. Becerra may be all about reproductive rights, but it’s a speech case, too.
March 3 2018 10:00 AMWhen Did Corporations Become People?If your answer is Citizens United, think again.
Feb. 3 2018 10:00 AMImmigration: Whose Call Is It Anyway?As the courts grapple with radical shifts in immigration policy, a look at the cases underlying the conversation about the rights of refugees, immigrants, Dreamers, and visitors.
Jan. 6 2018 10:00 AMThe Right Not to VoteSCOTUS will weigh whether Ohio had the right to purge more than a million voters who sat out elections.
Dec. 13 2017 10:14 AMOn the Supreme Court’s Delicious Cake CaseAn Amicus podcast transcript.
Nov. 28 2017 7:00 PMWhat the Lawyer Who Led the Effort to Flood the Airports During Travel Ban 1.0 Is Doing NowAn Amicus podcast transcript.