Garrett Epps is the Legal Affairs Editor of the Washington Monthly and a professor of law emeritus at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution and four other books about the Constitution.
The Texas Attorney General tried to kill the Affordable Care Act and fix the election for Trump. He’s also been accused of campaign finance and securities law violations. But his real problem is that he’s a jackass.
Appraising the racial legacy of Justice John Marshall Harlan, the Court’s famous civil rights dissenter.
The Justices are distracting the public with narrow opinions that leave no side satisfied, just like those old Magic 8 balls. Soon, they’re going to have to make a decision.
Its “servitude” clause allows prisoners to be put to work and underpaid—i.e. unpaid. How Senator Jeff Merkley and a band of activists are fighting back.
The Roberts-era First Amendment is very protective of millionaires; does it also protect high-schoolers cursing at the Cocoa Hut?