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.
Obama Should Pack the (Lower) Courts
March 13, 2012
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.
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.
When Security is Bad for Democracy
November 10, 2010
If there is one thing everyone can agree on after last week's midterm elections, it is that we are entering a new age of politics. But that new age might be defined less by whether our government is led by Democrats or Republicans than by the fact that an increasing number of seats in Congress—and the House in particular—are more competitive than in recent times.