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.

Weigel
Nov. 21 2013 5:38 PMThe Nuclear-Option Genie Is Out of the Bottle
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 3 2012 3:50 PMWriter’s BlockVirginia primary voters should be allowed to vote for the GOP nominee of their choice.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2011 5:11 PMBomb Away, Mr. PresidentLegally and constitutionally, Obama's Libya policy is on firm ground.
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
March 21 2008 6:45 PMClinton-Obama, Obama-ClintonHow they could run together and take turns being president.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 4 2008 1:25 PMThe Constitution and the CandidatesWhat would the framers say?
Jurisprudence
June 19 2006 3:01 PMThe Battle of Hudson HeightsA small case may portend big changes to the exclusionary rule.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 21 2005 12:36 PMRethinking OriginalismOriginal intent for liberals (and for conservatives and moderates, too).
Articles
July 20 1997 3:30 AMRight and HuangHow to prevent an Oliver North-style escape.
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 20 2012 12:16 PMRemembering BorkHe was my teacher 30 years ago. I’ve spent my career proving him wrong.
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 6 2011 2:11 PMHow To End the Filibuster ForeverThe Senate can kill the rule any time! And with only 51 votes.
Jurisprudence
May 14 2010 4:40 PMInsta-GovCan America oust our electoral losers from Washington as fast as Britain does from 10 Downing Street?
Jurisprudence
Dec. 31 2008 6:23 PMHow the Senate Can Stop BlagojevichIt easily has the power to block the governor's appointment of Roland Burris.
Jurisprudence
March 17 2008 3:25 PMPutting the Second Amendment SecondReframing the constitutional debate over gun control.
Jurisprudence
July 18 2006 4:07 PMStealing FirstDick Cheney as the next First Amendment poster child.
Jurisprudence
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?