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."
Attorney-Client Privilege? Not at Gitmo
June 28, 2013
A decade after the U.S.
Retirement with dignity was denied to core provisions of the Voting Rights Act. If ever a statute rose to iconic status, a super-statute amid a world of ordinary legislation, it was the Voting Rights Act.
Unfair Voting Restrictions are a Nationwide Problem Now
June 25, 2013
Today, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which identifies the areas covered by federal preclearance under Section 5.
Affirmative, Sir! (And Ma'am!)
June 24, 2013
By not striking down the University of Texas’s affirmative action program on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to preserve some legal room for using racial and gender preferences to create diversity in public education.
The Supreme Court Reveals its Ignorance of Genetics
June 13, 2013
The Supreme Court decided today that human gene sequences cannot be patented, invalidating some of Myriad Genetics's patent claims on the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Bathrooms Are Not Separate-But-Equal
June 12, 2013
A Maine court case signals the next frontier of civil rights: transgender equality.
A Tale of Two NSA Leaks
June 10, 2013
One is unsurprising, and damaging. The other is worth debating.
The Constitutional Amnesia of the NSA Snooping Scandal
June 10, 2013
I've seen this all before—and have an FBI file to show for it.
Show Me the Memo
June 06, 2013
Obama should share his legal justification for collecting Verizon's phone records.