The Law

The Last Days of Big Law
The money is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified
July 21, 2013

A dispatch from the last days of big law

"Until this generation of people dies out."
Think the Voting Rights Act is outdated? Come to South Carolina.
February 27, 2013

Think the Voting Rights Act is outdated? Come to South Carolina.

Obama is Wrapping Himself in the Constitution. Finally.
February 08, 2013

Republicans thought they had a monopoly on Constitutional originalism. Not anymore.

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. 

Roe v. Wade Is More Popular Than Ever—A Fact the Supreme Court Is Unlikely to Ignore
January 22, 2013

And the Supreme Court Is unlikely to ignore that fact.

Charles Cooper: The Other Superlawyer in the Gay Marriage Case
January 14, 2013

One of the most remarked-upon aspects of the upcoming Supreme Court challenge to California’s gay-marriage ban is the odd couple leading the charge: Ted Olson and David Boies, the conservative and liberal superlawyers who squared off in 2000 in Bush

The Rise of DIY Abortions
An Idaho woman could change the course of American abortion law.
December 21, 2012

Jennie Linn McCormack took pills to end her pregnancy and hid the fetus under her bed. Her case could change the course of abortion law in America.