Supreme Court

The MR Crew brings you a Monday news rundown, Bernie Sanders powerful critique of Trump’s Iran war mongering and incompetence and the media’s devotion to war. The humanitarian crisis at the border, the Administration and ICE lawyers defend denying basic care to children at the border. Sanders, very, very good student debt elimination bill.  Fox […]
Author and law professor, Lawrence Lessig, explains the questionable historical roots of the modern implementation of the electoral college. The legal case he is pursuing to reform the electoral college. The opportunity that Bush V Gore creates. David Boise’s role in the lawsuit. Is The Supreme Court honest. What was it like clerking for Scalia. […]
Did Neil Gorsuch lie about pro bono legal work? Ian Millhiser, explains the nature of the Neil Gorsuch pick for the Supreme Court. The Mitch McConnell rule and why the Democrats should follow it. Filibustering Gorsuch and when the Republicans nuke the filibuster. The Chevron doctrine. Gorsuch’s devious radicalism and why Gorsuch will occupy a […]
Ian Millhiser of the Center For American Progress explains the Supreme Court’s decision to block the Texas attack on Abortion rights. The reasoning behind that decision. The varieties of ways Scalia’s absence is influencing the Court. Why Justice Kennedy’s switch on the Fischer decision safeguarded Affirmative Action. Did Justice Sotomayor influence Justice Kennedy to moderate […]
Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice explains what is appealing about President Obama’s pick of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Deference to regulatory agencies. The politics of the Garland pick. Why Obama’s strategy of appearing rational does not work with Republicans. […]
1/12/16 Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, explains the Abood v. Detroit Board of Education case and how it allowed for Public Unions to exist and grow. The free rider problem and public unions. The Harris case and the Supreme Court conservatives […]
New Republic Senior Editor Brian Beutler explains the new split inside the conservative legal movement. What is the Federalist Society and what does it do. Why conservative judicial activists are moving even further away from “restraint”. Randy Barnett and the Libertarian faction of the Federalist Society. How a little known legal case called Lochner is […]
Bernie Sanders holds the largest rally so far of the 2016 election. Sanders is not only drawing big crowds but also climbing in the polls. The mainstream media still trying to marginalize Sanders and Bernie Sanders brilliant description of what extremism really is. A New Jersey Court finds a Gay Conversion Therapy center in New […]
The Nation’s Ari Berman, author of the forthcoming Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, explains the new Supreme Court case that will determine the meaning of “one person one vote”. Is the Evenwel v. Abbott Case the next conservative rolling back of voting rights? The shrinking of representation in the […]
The death toll continues to climb in Nepal after that countries massive earthquake. Baltimore calms for the moment and Hillary Clinton speaks out on mass incarceration and Rand Paul blames bad parenting for the crisis in Baltimore. SiriusXM host Mike Signorile author of the new book  It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning […]