On the second day of the Supreme Court term, the justices debated whether limits on aggregate campaign contributions were necessary to prevent individual donors from corrupting politicians through quid pro quo gifts.
Newly Declassified Documents Show How the Surveillance State was Born
September 28, 2013
A Newly Released Secret Opinion Shows Surveillance Courts Are Even Worse Than You Knew
September 25, 2013
Last week, with little fanfare, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) released a previously secret opinion upholding the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of telephone metadata.
Eric Holder's Suit Against Texas Gives the Supreme Court a Chance to Gut Even More of the Voting Rights Act
September 01, 2013
The Supreme Court has played whack-a-mole with the Voting Rights Act: Strike down one part of the law, encourage people to use another part of it, then strike that part down. The Texas lawsuit gives them another whack.
The Lies Aren't What Make Obama's NSA Stance So Awful
August 12, 2013
President Obama’s repeated comments that “there is no spying on Americans” and that “we don’t have a domestic spying program,” as he told Jay Leno, were contradicted by two revelations at the end of last week.
Four Ways Obama Needs to Control His Spooks
July 01, 2013
How to roll back the surveillance state.
Debating the Court's Gay Marriage Decisions
June 26, 2013
Legal scholars of the right and left take on the Supreme Court's decisions to overturn DOMA and pass on Prop 8.
Debating the Court's Voting Rights Decision
June 25, 2013
Legal scholars of the right and left take on the Supreme Court's decision to undo the Voting Rights Act.
Debating the Court's Affirmative Action Decision
June 24, 2013
Lawyers from left and right pick apart the court's non-ruling in the Fisher case (and each other, too).
Show Me the Memo
June 06, 2013
Obama should share his legal justification for collecting Verizon's phone records.