Donald Trump's candidacy has pushed aside any discussion of the 2008-2016 GOP Congress.
A multi-party government is not a magic bullet for American politics.
It's time to start seeing the estate tax for what it really is: an inheritance income tax credit.
Give me 20,000 of your emails, and I'll make you look like a monster.
Does Trump's plan to break up regional trade deals make any sense?
Why is the United States so slow to label an obvious coup attempt a "coup"?
The PayPal founders' campaign against Gawker is unseemly, but that doesn't mean we should make rules to stop it.
Why do so few office workers feel the urge to unionize?
How 2016’s most absurd candidate can find his way into the White House.
With complaints flying about some states' handling their elections, would it be legally possible for the federal government to administer the elections on its own?
Each candidate's Reddit page gives a surprisingly revealing look at what makes each campaign tick.
I don't think there's anything like the Protecting Lawful Commerce in Arms Act anywhere else in the U.S. Code.
Equating incorporation in Delaware to setting up a haven in Panama is absurd.
The RICO Act may have been written to catch mobsters, but it's devolved into meaninglessness in the civil courts.
Everyone keeps saying it was "inappropriate" for the IRS to use group names to select 501(c)(3) & (4) applications for secondary screening. I've never understood why.
Nearly every beat in his last feature segment appeared in a March 2012 episode of This American Life.
On March 22, the Kansas State Senate passed Senate Bill 439, which effectively expands the scope of impeachment in such a way that the legislature could remove state supreme court justices merely because they disagree with these justices' decisions. Can this law pass constitutional muster?
One of my big pet peeves is when journalists camp out on court dockets to and force a story out of the non-stop minutia that makes up a typical case.
The additional disappointment that comes with suing your law school.
Right about now I figure Jeb Bush -- the worst return on investment since Pets.com -- is crying into a highball of whiskey wondering about his life choices. Mitt Romney, I presume, is holding a warm glass of milk and doing the same.
Like virtually anyone older than their mid-20s, I remember exactly where I was the morning of September 11, 2001. I was three days into my freshman year at college, and I awoke to a classmate pounding on my door. I was one of the few kids in the stairwell to bring a TV, and the student -- from Westchester, NY -- needed to turn on the news.
I've always been intrigued by civil lawsuits between individual states; they're like fights between angry neighbors in a subdivision, writ large. On Monday, in a one-sentence opinion, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a complaint by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado that challenged the Centennial State's proposition legalizing recreational marijuana.
A dive into the Republican National Committee's rules -- is there any secret to stopping Trump?
Right now, Barack Obama and the GOP Senate are in a standoff regarding the replacement of Justice Antonin Scalia. As part of their justification for refusing to consider Obama's nominee, Senate Republicans have begun to argue that an unwritten rule prevents the Senate from considering any nominees that would replace a vacancy that occurs during an election year.
Does the law recognize an asshole? A dance through the relevant case law.
In the last couple democratic debates, Hillary Clinton has criticized Bernie Sanders regarding his support for a 2005 law that created immunity for certain suits against gun manufacturers -- the "Protection for Lawful Commerce in Arms Act." The candidates have referenced the Sandy Hook victims' suit against Bushmaster, but the plaintiffs face an uphill battle.
The legal debate between Apple and the FBI concerning encrypted phones mostly concerns the extent to which the government can compel a private third party to assist in a law enforcement investigation. But if you read Tweets, comments and commentary surrounding the FBI/Apple debate you sometimes get the sense that the public feels, at some level, that the act of unlocking the phone itself is an invasion of privacy.
There's something eerily similar in the way liberal America celebrates writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and rapper Kendrick Lamar, something that bothers me, and I think I've figured out what it is: the casual insult that comes with acting like these two are so qualitatively beyond their peers.
I think the biggest Overton shift this cycle is that anybody thinks they're qualified to be president, and the electorate seems not to mind. Perhaps we should blame Obama, who came in as a one-term Senator.
Jeb Bush just suspended his campaign, turning $150 million of donor money into nothing. It seems like a lot, until you realize that this is the combined effort of the American plutocracy to put a favored son into the presidency, the single most important job on planet earth, a man with power over nuclear weapons that can obliterate all human life -- and they spent a little less than Walt Disney did making Captain America: The Winter Soldier.