Garret 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.
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?
In Kentucky, a new GOP-driven law denies the (Democratic) governor the ability to fill vacant Senate seats and gives it to party apparatchiks. A classic Mitch power play, it flouts the Constitution.
Delaying or giving away too much will hurt politically and morally.
Rep. Bennie Thompson and the NAACP are using the Ku Klux Klan Act to bring down the January 6 cabal.