SOURCE: Washington Post
by Teri Kanefield
Alexander Hamilton's arguments for a independent judiciary in the Federalist Papers were borne out by the Supreme Court's dismissal of the pro-Trump suit brought by Texas's attorney general.
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Julie C. Suk
"We should not misconstrue the success of the midcentury Court: the few bright moments of inclusive constitutionalism, from Brown to Roe, did not make our Constitution inclusive and democratic."
SOURCE: Made by History at The Washington Post
by Simon Gilhooley
At the core of originalism is a fundamentally conservative effort to limit the possibilities of our constitutional order to the imagination of historical figures from the 18th century, which included racial hierarchy and support for chattel slavery.
SOURCE: New York Magazine
Liberals in the legal profession and legal academia have begun to grapple with the idea that the courts serve power as much as justice, and norms of collegiality are part of the problem. Are they prepared to embrace a more confrontational and openly political idea of the law?
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
by Corey Robin
"Conservatism has ceased to be a political project capable of creating hegemony through majoritarian means."
SOURCE: The New Republic
by John Fabian Witt
We are now at least one decade into a nearly unprecedented experiment in partisan judging at the highest court in the land. Our legal and political systems have barely begun to process what that means.
by Derek Litvak
When conservatives claim birthright citizenship is not a part of the Constitution, they are ignoring America’s long history of slavery, discrimination, and segregation.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Jeff Shesol
McConnell’s strategy of shutting down the judicial-appointments process during Barack Obama’s last two years in office gave Trump, at the time of his Inauguration, a hundred and three vacancies to fill—more than twice as many as Obama had in 2009.
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