David Fontana

How Republicans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ivy League
November 05, 2014

Republican candidates are proudly flaunting their Ivy League credentials. 

Obama Has Started Making Major Progress on Nominating Judges—and This Is His Most Important One Yet
May 13, 2014

Obama has suddenly started making progress in appointing judges. Here's one that liberals should really rally around.

Sonia Sotomayor Is a National Treasure
April 24, 2014

The justice's brilliant dissent didn't win out over her conservative colleagues. But its wise words about race and fairness distilled the issue in ways that will affect anyone who reads it.

Obama is Actually Doing Smart Things on Judicial Appointments
August 01, 2013

Presidential administrations tend to attract attention for what commentators think they should have done better rather than for they think they have done well.

No, a Sweeping Gay Marriage Ruling Won't Trigger a Backlash
March 26, 2013

Liberals fret that there'd be a backlash if the Supreme Court established a right to same-sex marriage. Here's why they shouldn't worry too much.

Law School Confidential—How to Fix Legal Education
November 20, 2012

It might be time not just to rely on law schools to change themselves, but to encourage or even require them to change.

In Defense of Dick Vitale
March 11, 2012

When I was 18, I met ESPN announcer Dick Vitale on a flight to Charlottesville, Virginia. The photo I had taken with him that day is still, years later, proudly displayed in my apartment. The reason is simple: I absolutely, unapologetically love Dick Vitale.  It’s safe to say that many, maybe even most, sports fans would deem this opinion crazy.

Supreme Anxiety
January 11, 2012

In late 2010, before the midterm elections, a few thousand people across the United States went online to learn some surprising news. The Supreme Court, they were informed, had recently issued a decision guaranteeing a constitutional right to gay marriage.

Sonia Sotomayor: How She Became the Public Face of the Supreme Court’s Liberal Wing
June 29, 2011

How did Sonia Sotomayor became the most well-known member of the Court’s liberal wing?