Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar is a Yale law professor and author of America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.

Nov. 21 2013 5:38 PMThe Nuclear-Option Genie Is Out of the Bottle
Jan. 30 2013 3:33 PMSenate Democracy Is DeadOr at least seriously wounded by the failure of filibuster reform and the court ruling against the president’s recess appointments.
Sept. 17 2012 5:00 AMHappy 225th Birthday, U.S. Constitution!Now let’s give you a makeover for the next two centuries—by looking to the states.
Jan. 3 2012 3:50 PMWriter’s BlockVirginia primary voters should be allowed to vote for the GOP nominee of their choice.
June 29 2011 5:11 PMBomb Away, Mr. PresidentLegally and constitutionally, Obama's Libya policy is on firm ground.
Nov. 19 2010 12:48 PM"It Matters Not How You Get It"Ahmed Ghailani's trial shows that courts should admit all reliable evidence.
The Book Club
March 5 2009 11:14 AMObjection! Marbury Is No Great Decision.
March 21 2008 6:45 PMClinton-Obama, Obama-ClintonHow they could run together and take turns being president.
Feb. 4 2008 1:25 PMThe Constitution and the CandidatesWhat would the framers say?
June 19 2006 3:01 PMThe Battle of Hudson HeightsA small case may portend big changes to the exclusionary rule.
Sept. 21 2005 12:36 PMRethinking OriginalismOriginal intent for liberals (and for conservatives and moderates, too).
July 20 1997 3:30 AMRight and HuangHow to prevent an Oliver North-style escape.
April 22 2013 4:09 PMWhat If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Decides Not to Talk?The police should be able to use all civilized means to make him—as the Fifth Amendment should allow.
Dec. 20 2012 12:16 PMRemembering BorkHe was my teacher 30 years ago. I’ve spent my career proving him wrong.
March 29 2012 4:07 PMHow To Defend ObamacareSolicitor General Donald Verrilli was grilled by the Supreme Court’s conservatives. Here is what he should have said.
Nov. 18 2011 2:53 PMPaying Students To Quit Law SchoolAn unorthodox solution to the problem of too many graduates unable to repay their loans.
Jan. 6 2011 2:11 PMHow To End the Filibuster ForeverThe Senate can kill the rule any time! And with only 51 votes.
May 14 2010 4:40 PMInsta-GovCan America oust our electoral losers from Washington as fast as Britain does from 10 Downing Street?
Dec. 31 2008 6:23 PMHow the Senate Can Stop BlagojevichIt easily has the power to block the governor's appointment of Roland Burris.
March 17 2008 3:25 PMPutting the Second Amendment SecondReframing the constitutional debate over gun control.
July 18 2006 4:07 PMStealing FirstDick Cheney as the next First Amendment poster child.
May 26 2006 5:04 PMMr. Jefferson, Meet Mr. JeffersonWhat the framers would say about raids on congressional offices.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Oct. 21 2000 1:00 AMDead President-Elect What if Al Gore or George W. Bush got hit by a truck? 


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 1:51 PM Why Not Just Turn Campus Rape Allegations Over to the Police? Because the Police Don't Investigate.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 8:41 PM You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.