Merrick Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court in 2016 after Justice Antonin Scalia died, opening a seat on the bench in the middle of an election year.
After years of living happily anonymous as a lawyer and a judge, all of a sudden I found myself recognized nearly everywhere: in the airport, out jogging, even hiking.
Ginsburg’s advice against such schemes was sound, but her liberal fans will stop at nothing should they get the chance to change the Supreme Court.
Contrasting the list of potential nominees Trump released during 2016, a new ad calls out Democratic candidates’ lack of specifics on the Supreme Court.
On day one of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Democrat senators employed toddler-style tactics in an effort to interrupt the proceedings.
Our triumphs are in establishing communities that offer real meaning and fellowship. We will need to do this even more as our legal and policy goals are achieved.
As a result of their shared philosophies, Ray Kethledge and Neil Gorsuch are staunch defenders of religious liberty, the Second Amendment, and the separation of powers.
If judges are a vindication of Trump, are they also a vindication of Mitch McConnell? And if so, does a good Supreme Court really compensate for a lousy Congress?
It’s still early in the Trump era, and we really have no idea how it will all turn out. But to this point, the Constitution is winning.
The Supreme Court has taken a constitutional provision intended to limit government power and turned it into a mandate for unlimited government power.
If the Eighth Amendment is repealed, Ireland will take a giant leap backwards, ironically in the name of progress.
On the cases with less political valence the justices can ‘nerd out’ on legal theories and reveal their jurisprudential minds when they know their decisions won’t make the front pages.
Trump’s first year in office has turned out much better than expected, but don’t let that blind us to some of the long-term costs of Trumpism.
In his comments on a case concerning the Department of Transportation, Justice Neil Gorsuch made it clear he’s willing to take on the administrative state.
This is the stage some of us have been waiting for: when Trump tacks back to the Left, makes nice with Democrats, and sells out his core supporters.
Many are still seeking to understand this unpredictable president—what he’s accomplished, how he’s failed, and the hard truths both sides refuse to admit.
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.
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.
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