Peter M. Shane

Peter M. Shane is the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at Ohio State University. His publications include Madison’s Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy (2009) and Democracy’s Chief Executive: What the Constitutional Presidency Means Today, forthcoming from the University of California Press in 2022.


A Not-So-Solomonic Decision

Just as the heat of a Middle Eastern desert may so refract light as to distort a traveler’s perception of reality, so, too, may human legal judgment be distorted by the superheated political and media environment surrounding all questions touching on Israel. Zivotofsky v. Kerry, the Supreme Court’s 5-3-1 decision invalidating Section 214 of the… Read more »