Stephanie Mencimer

Stephanie Mencimer is a senior reporter at Mother Jones, an advisory board member at the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and the author of Blocking the Courthouse Door: How the Republican Party and Its Corporate Allies Are Taking Away Your Right to Sue. She was a Washington Monthly editor from 2000 to 2002.

The Courts

here are few areas of public policy where the impact of the presidential election will be quite as stark as the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. The next president could potentially appoint two or three new justices in a single term, giving the winning candidate the opportunity to radically reshape the Court for a… Read more »

Objection, Your Honor

or years, authors like Philip K. Howard, Walter Olson, and ABCs John Stossel have churned out books declaring that lawsuits and the liberal lawyers who bring them are driving the country to ruin. They argue that the country is suffering from a collective abandonment of personal responsibility that has resulted in millions of citizens ready… Read more »