Parsing the Shadow Docket
What recent, seemingly procedural SCOTUS decisions can tell us about substance.
What Did We Learn From the Transgender Troops Ban Injunction?Lambda Legal’s Sharon McGowan on the setback at SCOTUS.
Chief Justice John Roberts, a Rock, and a Hard PlaceHow will the chief justice reconcile his conservatism with his institutionalism in a divided court?
Mapping the Mueller Investigation, and Mapping Native LandsMimi Rocah draws a legal map of the special counsel’s investigation, dotted with “buckets of criminality.”
“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.
Docket 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.
Live From AustinAn all-star legal panel on Kavanaugh, the coming SCOTUS term, and the future of the court.
Barbie, Bratz, and Who Owns Your Dreams?The intellectual property battle about much more than plastic dolls.
The Scalia FactorRick Hasen on his book, The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption.
With Kennedy Gone, What’s on the Chopping Block?Our annual look at the end of the Supreme Court term.
Bonus: Live From the ACLUA legal all-star panel with David Cole, Vanita Gupta, Joyce White Vance, and Richard Painter.
Travel Ban 3.0 and Rinsing Off Religious Animus for SCOTUSUnpacking the arguments in the marquee case of this term.
Don’t Call It an Abortion CaseNIFLA v. Becerra may be all about reproductive rights, but it’s a speech case, too.
We’re Back to Where Mueller Began: CounterintelligenceYale’s Asha Rangappa takes us inside “the spy stuff.”
The Incrementalist RBGA conversation with screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman on the biopic On the Basis of Sex, about his aunt, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Due ProcessingAs Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat, Dahlia Lithwick takes stock with Sen. Jeff Merkley and Matthew Yglesias.
The Press, the President, and Enemy ConstructionLaw professors Lisa Sun and RonNell Andersen Jones on morphing the media into enemies of the people.
Back-to-School Protest SpecialFrom armbands to Parkland, free-speech rights inside the school gates.
A Taftian Antidote to Trumpian Excesses?What a most judicious past president can teach us about this moment.
The Argument That Could Reclaim the Supreme Court for DemocratsSen. Sheldon Whitehouse on the frustrating process of vetting a new Supreme Court justice.
Voting: Purging, Packing, Cracking, StandingAnalysis of SCOTUS gerrymandering and voter purge decisions with Paul M. Smith, who argued two of the cases.
Religious Belief, Sincerely HeldExamining the narrow slicing of the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling and contemplating the role of faith in our laws.
The State of the State Attorneys GeneralMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on gun safety wins, the resistance, and Eric Schneiderman.