Predicting Justice Kennedy

The status of same-sex marriage shouldn’t come down to one man’s opinion.

Jun 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38 • By ROBERT F. NAGEL



Pleasant Valley Prison, Coalinga, California (2003)

America Behind Bars

Does the punishment fit the crimes?

Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30


Unreliable Ally

Advocates of small government shouldn’t look to the Supreme Court for help.

Jul 16, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 41

Judge to Voters: Drop Dead

Judge to Voters: Drop Dead

The irrationality of Vaughn Walker.

Aug 23, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 46

Stevens, the Radical

Stevens, the Radical

The retiring justice’s opinions were anything but conventional.

Apr 26, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 30

The Incivility Epidemic

How the Supreme Court's defamation decisions coarsened our public life

Dec 7, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 12

Questioning Sotomayor

The Senate hearings needn't be worthless.

Jul 13, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 40


The next stage in litigating same-sex marriage.

Oct 13, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 05

Conservative Judicial Activism?

Inventing a constitutional right to "medical self-defense."

Feb 5, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 20

Journalists and Judges

Neither can be trusted to make good decisions about secrecy.

Dec 4, 2006, Vol. 12, No. 12

Bowing to Precedent

A decent respect for the Constitution should cause the Supreme Court to reconsider some past decisions.

Apr 17, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 29

From U.S. v. Nixon to Bush v. Gore

Political problems deserve political solutions

Dec 25, 2000, Vol. 6, No. 15

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