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.
President Obama Should Heed What Senator Obama Said About Authorizing Military Action
August 28, 2013
I have a pretty broad view of presidential power to use military force abroad without congressional authorization.
A Stone-Faced Bradley Manning Gets 35 Years
August 21, 2013
This morning, Bradley Manning, the Army private who leaked more than 700,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks, was sentenced by a military judge to 35 years in prison.
The Crisis at Washington's Ultimate Power Firm
August 09, 2013
When I wrote last month about the loud wheezing noises coming from the world of Big Law—that is, the 200 or so biggest, most profitable law firms in the country—the industry’s staunchest defenders protested that I had the story all wrong: Big Law may
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.
In a Sunday New York Times column provoked by two new documentaries—”The Act of Killing,” about the anti-communist massacres in Indonesia in 1965-6, and “Blackfish,” about a SeaWorld orca implicated in the deaths of three people—Nicholas Kristof aske
Israeli Lessons for Improving Guantanamo Bay
July 28, 2013
The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp should not exist. It costs U.S. taxpayers $1.2 million per day, and inflicts incalculable damage to America’s reputation.
July 28, 2013
Libertarianism has won over the Supreme Court's conservatives.
The Real Way to Fix Law School: More Lawyers
July 24, 2013
Earlier this week, we ran a symposium featuring prominent legal experts discussing what could be done to fix law schools. The symposium attracted numerous responses, including this one, from the University of New Hampshire's Leah Plunkett.
How to Fix Law School
July 23, 2013
Alan Dershowitz, Dahlia Lithwick, and other experts tell us what they'd change.