Overruled: How Conservative Was Chief Justice Rehnquist?
October 02, 2012
That Rehnquist was a conservative who tended to vote against parties whom liberals favor is true. The question is what to make of this observation.
September 05, 2012
What is killing judicial restraint? In J. Harvie Wilkinson’s view, constitutional theory is doing the job.
August 02, 2012
Do precedents constrain judges? Even if they constrain lower-court judges in run-of-the-mill cases, do they constrain the Justices, especially in the
July 03, 2012
In our current slough of economic despair, is it time for Americans to recognize that we should all become Hamiltonians, following the genius of our f
The School Question
July 02, 2012
The problem of the place of religion in the American public school—the “school question”—has never had a settled answer. It was a question which the f
Perils and Privileges
June 11, 2012
According to Ananda Rose, pro-migrant groups are driven by religious conviction, compassion for people who end up dying in the desert, and opposition
May 14, 2012
Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court’s decision striking down state statutes that criminalized gay sex was a constitutional landmark, and will remain
Team Rove's Latest Trick?
April 10, 2012
Jon Chait read the following in yesterday's New York Times and concluded that Rove Inc. is worried: Mr. Law [the director of the super PAC Rove created] said, Crossroads research suggests that Mr. Obama’s campaign has started to gain traction among critical swing voters by arguing that Republicans, including Mr.
Who Really Rules?
April 03, 2012
Rebecca MacKinnon's new book offers a persuasive history of recent global protest movements, and serves as a primer on the role that Internet technolo