TV could boost Supreme Court’s ratings
By Arlen Specter (2011 Faculty), November 15, 2011
Several Republican presidential candidates have vowed to rein in the Supreme Court and the rest of the federal judiciary if elected, presenting the latest in a series of such challenges from both the left and the right.
Does the Fourth Amendment Protect Against GPS Tracking?
By John Hockenberry (2011 guest speaker) featuring Jeffrey Rosen (2010 Faculty), November 8, 2011
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have broad implications for how modern surveillance technology is used to track criminals.
Court To Decide If Texas Voting Maps Discriminate
By Carrie Johnson (2011 Fellow), November 2, 2011
Lawyers for President Obama’s Justice Department and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be squaring off in federal court in Washington on Wednesday.
“Drone Wars” and Democracy
By Todd Brewster (Project Director), October 25, 2011
Ever since the news last May that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a spectacular raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, I (and many others) have wondered what that final dramatic encounter was like.
Was it legal to kill al-Awlaki?
By Jessica Yellin (2009 Fellow), September 30, 2011
CNN’s Jessica Yellin reports on the controversy over the legal authority to kill American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki.
Religious Exemptions and Contraceptive Coverage: How Far Can Denial Go and Still Be Constitutional?
RH Reality Check
By Annamarya Scaccia (2011 Fellow), September 30, 2011
New guidelines applied August 1 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Affordable Care Act, requiring that employers include coverage of women’s preventive care…
How Do We Fix Our Criminal-Justice System?
By Sherrilyn A. Ifill (faculty and advisory board member), September 23, 2011
Troy Davis’ late-night execution in Georgia is a powerful example of a glaring and unavoidable truth…
Judge Dismisses Challenge To Election Monitoring
By Carrie Johnson (2011 Fellow), September 22, 2011
More than 45 years ago, Congress decided it had to protect black people who were disenfranchised by poll taxes and other barriers.
The Supreme Court and the Death Penalty: a Glimpse
By Ariane de Vogue (2011 Fellow), September 22, 2011
When the Supreme Court rejected Troy Davis’ request for a delay in his execution Wednesday night, there were no noted dissents attached to the one-sentence order.
Anti-Israel speech should be protected, not banned, on American campuses
The Christian Science Monitor
By Justin Martin (2011 Fellow), September 19, 2011
An Israeli legal group sent more than 100 US college and university presidents a letter this month, warning them to crack down on anti-Semitism and terrorist activities.
Case for English as our Official Language
By Jan Ting (2010 guest speaker), September 13, 2011
I’ve always thought it a fluke that the United States has no official language. Why didn’t the founding fathers specify an official language in the Constitution?
Protect our Right to Anonymity
New York Times
By Jeffrey Rosen (2010 Faculty), September 12, 2011
In November, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could redefine the scope of privacy in an age of increasingly ubiquitous surveillance technologies…
The Constitutionality of Traditional Marriage
By John Eastman (2011 guest speaker), August 24, 2011
Marriage, the traditional kind consisting of “the union for life of one man and one woman,” was described by the Supreme Court more than a century ago…
Redistricting Must Address Growth In Hispanic And Eastern Washington Voters
By Amy Radil (2011 Fellow), August 15, 2011
Monday is the last day to submit public comment to the members of Washington state's Redistricting Commission before members go draw their own maps.
Clarity Sought on Detainees
The Wall Street Journal
By Julian E. Barnes and Evan Perez (2007 Fellow), August 12, 2011
A decade into the war with al Qaeda, top U.S. military officers are increasingly worried they are ordering their troops to hunt down terror suspects with no clear national policy…
The Health Care Law is Constitutional
By Erwin Chemerinsky (2009 Faculty), August 5, 2011
Under current constitutional law, the federal health care law is clearly constitutional. It is not even a close question.