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Fighting Back on Voting Rights

Since the Supreme Court threw out Section 4 of the VRA, conservative legislators in several states have sought to pass laws making it harder to vote.

A Dying Concept

The conviction is new that the exclusive purpose of the business corporation is to profit its professional managers and stockholders.

Lawyer Up the Prey

Lenders are often allowed to foreclose without significant judicial involvement, putting the burden on homeowners to prove the lender is not entitled to do so.

Between the Lines

'America’s Unwritten Constitution' is a novel and often persuasive analysis of how our written Constitution blends with an unwritten one to form a coherent whole.

The Third Political Branch

We like to think of the Supreme Court as above politics. But its actions must now be viewed through the prism of the conservative movement’s quest for power.

Great Exhortations

More than any other recent U.S. president, Barack Obama has succeeded in puzzling the pundits. His imperturbability and coolly analytical style have led even such...

Obama Needs to Hope Again

If a president finds himself in the role of a political scientist, he has a problem -- even when his political science lesson is 100 percent accurate. When...

Broken Promises

On the evening of April 15—the day two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than two hundred eighty—President...

A Bronx Tale

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently remarked from the bench that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 perpetuated “racial entitlement,” his fellow Justice...

Outside the Law

Jess Bravin’s The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantánamo Bay traces the vexed history of the military commissions at Guantánamo, established...

The Way Forward on Guns

Victories often contain the seeds of future defeats. So it is -- or at least should be -- with the Senate's morally reprehensible rejection of expanded...

Claims of Conscience

Is religious conscience special? And what kinds of claims (if any) does conscience warrant? These are two of the many questions Brian Leiter raises in his...
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Book Reviews

Legalese

November 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Between the Lines

July 7, 2013 | 0 comments

A Bronx Tale

April 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Outside the Law

April 4, 2013 | 1 comment

More Intuition than Argument

March 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Judicial Modesty

March 3, 2010 | 0 comments

Supreme Fictions

June 6, 2008 | 0 comments

The People's Court

February 2, 2007 | 0 comments