Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

A reprise of an almost identical case with a different group of Justices–and the Chief Justice switching sides.

President Trump Departs for Florida President Donald J. Trump salutes as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of White House en route to Joint Base Andrews Md. Saturday, May 30, 2020, for his trip to Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) President Trump Departs for Florida President Donald J. Trump salutes as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of White House en route to Joint Base Andrews Md. Saturday, May 30, 2020, for his trip to Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Trump Threatens Troops to ‘Dominate’ and ‘Put Down’ Movement

The President of the United States is on the precipice of fascism.

Trump Targets Social Networks

The President has been Twitter on their own platform. Now, he’s following through.

Are Electors Free to Choose?

SCOTUS and “faithless electors.”

White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump listens as a White House video plays the media’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) during an update briefing Monday, April 13, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen) White House Coronavirus Update Briefing President Donald J. Trump listens as a White House video plays the media’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) during an update briefing Monday, April 13, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

Trump Threatens to Adjourn Congress to Get Appointees In

The President is learning more about the Constitution every day.

Trump Floats National Quarantine, Backs Off

The Constitution in times of extreme crisis.

DOJ Wants Emergency Powers

How do we balance societal and individual rights during a pandemic?

Ginsburg Says Start Over on ERA

A feminist icon offers some advice her allies will not want to hear.

Trump’s Acquittal and American Democracy

Has this precedent permanently damaged the country? Or is it just politics as usual?

Senate Republicans Think Trump Guilty, Shouldn’t Be Removed

A binary choice will produce a worse outcome than necessary.

We Don’t Need Witnesses

What difference at this point does it make?

What if November’s Loser Refuses to Concede?

There’s a very real possibility the legitimacy of the 2020 election will be contested.

No, Citizens United Didn’t Ruin Our Democracy

Money has increasingly dominated American politics but the court case had little to do with it.

Virginia Putting ERA over the Top?

The Commonwealth is about to become the 38th State to ratify the Nixon-era Amendment.

Lawsuit Seeks To Preempt Efforts To Declare Equal Rights Amendment Ratified

A newly filed lawsuit seeks to blunt expected efforts in 2020 to “ratify” the Equal Rights Amendment even though it effectively died nearly 40 years ago.

Fifth Circuit Strikes Down PPACA Individual Mandate

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the PPACA”s individual mandate unconstitutional but left the fate of the rest of the law unresolved.

Fifth Circuit Blocks Mississippi Ban On Abortions After 15 Weeks

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a Mississippi law that banned nearly all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.

Further Evidence That The Fix Is In For Trump’s Senate Trial

Lindsey Graham is the latest Senator to make clear that he’s already made up his mind on impeachment.

Putting the Amendment Process in Perspective

Continuing a discuss from below.

The Framers Aren’t All They’re Cracked up to Be

The men who gathered in Philadelphia to write the Constitution were geniuses. But they couldn’t predict the future.

DOJ Inspector General Rebuts Trump On Russia Investigation

After a two-year investigation, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice found no basis for the conspiracy theories being pushed by the Republicans regarding the Russia investigation.

House Judiciary Committee To Unveil Articles Of Impeachment

After a hearing that largely recapped the past month of hearings on Capitol Hill, the House Judiciary Committee is set to unveil Articles of Impeachment today.

House To Move Forward On Articles Of Impeachment

In the wake of yesterday’s hearing, the House of Representatives is taking the inevitable next step.

Impeachment Hearings Go To Law School

Yesterday’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee did a good job of explaining how the facts of the Ukraine scandal meet the Constitution’s definition of impeachable offenses.

Supreme Court Hears Gun Rights Case But Likely Won’t Rule On Merits

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Supreme Court heard a significant Second Amendment case, but it is unlikely to rule on the merits of the case.

Trump Gets A Temporary Victory At The Supreme Court

Late yesterday, the Supreme Court put a temporary hold on an order that would give Congress access to the President’s financial documents.

Trump Ambassador: Yes, There Was A Quid Pro Quo

Donald Trump’s Ambassador to the European Union provides yet more evidence to support impeachment of the President.

Federal Court Deals Another Blow To Trump’s Efforts To Keep Tax Records Private

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt President Trump another setback in his effort to keep his financial records out of Congressional hands.

Democrats Shift Focus To Bribery As Impeachment Inquiry Moves Forward

As the impeachment proceedings move forward, Democrats are shifting their focus to a specific, and powerful, charge.

Supreme Court Allows Case Against AR-15 Manufacturer To Proceed

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a case from Connecticut filed by the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Congress Begins Public Impeachment Hearings

In a few short hours, the House Intelligence Committee begins the public phase of its impeachment inquiry.

A Rebirth For The Equal Rights Amendment? Maybe, Maybe Not.

The Democratic victory in Virginia’s legislative elections has revived hopes for advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment, Even if Virginia does become the 38th state to ratify the measure, though, the actual status of the Amendment is exceedingly unclear.

Ocasio-Cortez Settles Lawsuit Over Twitter Blocking, Apologizes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apologized for blocking constituents on Twitter as part of a legal settlement.

Federal Court Blocks Alabama Abortion Law

A Federal District court Judge in Alabama has blocked implementation of that state’s latest attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade

Twitter Stops Accepting Political Advertising

Twitter is banning all political advertising from its site. It is a largely meaningless decision, but it’s still a bad idea.

LTC Vindman Could be Court-Martialed for Testifying to Congress

Defying the Commander-in-Chief’s order will almost certainly ruin a good man’s career.

House Backs Rules For Impeachment Inquiry

Today the House of Representatives approved the procedures for the impeachment proceeding against the President.

Federal Judge Rejects Republican Argument Against Impeachment Inquiry

A Federal District Court Judge gave the House of Representatives, and the nation, a big win yesterday.

Executive Privilege and Impeachment

George Washington invented the concept and was quite clear that it did not apply to impeachment proceedings.

Lawyer Argues Trump Could Kill A Guy And Be Immune From Investigation Or Prosection

What started out as a joke on the campaign trail has turned into a serious legal argument being made to a Federal Judge by an attorney for the President.

Trump Reverses Decision To Hold G-7 Summit At His Miami Golf Resort

After coming under fire for a decision designed primarily to benefit himself and his family, President Trump has decided to walk back the decision to hold the next G-7 Summit at one of his properties.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s Diversion Of Funds To Border Wall

A Federal Court has struck down the President’s diversion of funds for his border wall.

Trump Seeks To Enrich Himself By Scheduling G-7 Summit At Trump Property

In what seems to be clear violations of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses, the President is seeking to enrich himself and his family,

Beto O’Rourke Would Violate Constitution To Punish ‘Wrong Thinking’ On LGBT Rights

Beto O’Rourke wants to use government policy to punish religious institutions that don’t recognize same-sex marriages.

Trump Loses Another Legal Effort To Block Congressional Document Requests

President Trump loses another lawsuit against his ongoing efforts to stonewall Congress.

Pelosi Wants Law Allowing Indictment of Presidents

A wrongheaded solution for a legitimate problem.

Whistleblowing on the President

A Harvard law professor makes my case better than I did.

Trump Phone Call Triggered Whistleblower Complaint

A mysterious conversation with a foreign leader is at the center of a controversy between the intelligence community and Congress.

Smashing the Republican Party

Let’s not kid ourselves about what’s possible in the next election.

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Emoluments Clause Case Against Trump

A Federal Appeals Court has reinstated an Emoluments Clause lawsuit against the President that had been dismissed nearly two years ago.