Ilya Shapiro is a senior contributor to The Federalist. He is director of the
Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute. Follow him on Twitter, @ishapiro.
The justices shouldn’t extend law enforcement’s reach beyond our borders. More importantly, Congress needs to update a 30-year-old law for the digital age.
We have divergent interpretive theories that map onto ideologically sorted parties, so is it any surprise that elections are high-stakes for judges?
The case involves sports betting in New Jersey, of all things, and it could have ramifications for the regulation of everything from marijuana and guns to immigration and health care.
Every four-year term, a president appoints around a fifth of the judiciary. They continue shaping our world long after the president who appointed them has left the White House.
Even if a savvy prosecutor can fit this reign of terror into a proper criminal indictment, why would he? Besides, doesn’t the FBI have better things to do with its time?
In a unanimous ruling Tuesday that splintered on its reasoning, the high court correctly held that the “disparagement clause” of federal trademark law violated the Constitution.
This week, in an echo of the 21 contenders for the Supreme Court rolled out during the campaign, 11 would-be black-robers join last month’s stellar list of 10 lower-court nominees.
This seems to be all just one more episode of Trumpian signaling or, as the court narrated, using a ‘bully pulpit to highlight a changed approach to immigration enforcement’ in the future.
Eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees was the natural culmination of a tit-for-tat escalation by both parties. The brinksmanship is all symptomatic of a much larger problem.
Only by holding nominees’ feet to the substantive constitutional fire can we make confirmation hearings great again.
If you look at characteristics other than skin tone and Y-chromosome, you could hardly get a more varied set of candidates to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.
The Obama administration has been the most lawless in U.S. history. Here are just a few examples to prove it.
Like clockwork, every four years we learn that this-or-that comedian or starlet will move elsewhere if the Republican candidate wins. Please. Go.
Filibustering nominations has long been considered illegitimate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should move now, before Trump’s inauguration.
Here are some of the lessons we must take into the political fight for the Supreme Court.
As a matter of constitutional law, the Senate is fully within its powers to let the Supreme Court literally die out.
Here’s the speech Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson should give to voters eagerly looking for a plausible alternative.
Counter the conventional narrative, the symbiotic relationship between sports and society has reverted to its original, proper status under the ancient Greeks: A rollicking good time.
The Obama administration has lost most of its lawsuits that wound up in the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s far short of the modern presidential record.
Even though I’ve previously been pragmatic about allying with politicians I disagree with, both major parties’ candidates are so bad I’m voting Libertarian with a clean conscience.
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