Jeffrey Rosen

Courting Disaster
February 11, 2013

On Sunday, Robert Gates, the former Pentagon chief for Presidents Obama and Bush, endorsed an idea that has been floated by Democratic lawmakers in the wake of John O.

Drone Strike Out
February 06, 2013

The flimsy legal reasoning of the Obama administration's drone memo is unconstitutional.

The War Over Recess Appointments Is Not for the Supreme Court to Settle
January 28, 2013

Last week’s decision threatens to resurrect Bush v. Gore–style judicial activism with a vengeance. 

The Very Private Jill Kelley
January 27, 2013

America's most famous Tampa socialite holds forth about privacy, the media, and her many important friends.

Gun Control Can Survive the Supreme Court
December 28, 2012

Recent Second Amendment rulings are unlikely to stand in the way of sensible gun-control measures.

We're Still Paying the Price for the Borking of Robert Bork
December 19, 2012

Yes, Bork was a conservative judge. But his confirmation defeat remains a shame to this day.

Can Gay Marriage Supporters Count on Kennedy?
December 11, 2012

Whether narrow or broad, his decision is likely to favor marriage equality.

The Data Plan
December 08, 2012

Don't like affirmative action? The alternative could be much worse.

Dear Courts, Please Ignore Mitch McConnell's Latest Lawsuit
December 07, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a habit of rushing to court to reverse his political defeats. The ink wasn’t dry on the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act when McConnell filed a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality in court in 2002. McConnell and Senate Republicans supported similar suits challenging the Affordable Care Act moments after President Obama signed it. And now McConnell is at it again. Along with 41 Republican Senators, McConnell has filed a lawsuit, which the U.S.

Even the Voting Booth Is No Longer Private
November 07, 2012

Some people can't resist tweeting and Facebooking and Instagramming their vote. That's not necessarily a good thing for our democracy.