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
Patton, Boggs and the End of Big Law
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.

The Seven Cruelest—and Legal—Abuses of Animals in the U.S.
July 30, 2013

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
Why the U.S. military must withdraw from the detention camp
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.

Alito Shrugged
Libertarianism has won over the Supreme Court conservatives
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
Six experts tell us what they'd change
July 23, 2013

Alan Dershowitz, Dahlia Lithwick, and other experts tell us what they'd change.

Our Cover Model: Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk
July 21, 2013

Actor Bob Odenkirk graces the cover of the latest issue of The New Republic—not for an article about "Breaking Bad," the AMC show in which he plays sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, but to accompany Noam Scheiber's story, "The Last Days of Big Law."