The federal government will forgive some $7.7 billion in student loan debt held by permanently disabled Americans.
- Meet your future First Family.
- Another teenager has been fatally shot by Chicago police. The cops say 16-year-old Pierre L. Loury had an "armed confrontation" with an officer, but Loury's mom says the boy did not have a gun.
- California is considering removing the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes.
- In China's first court case involving same-sex marriage, a judge ruled against a gay couple who were seeking the right to marry.
- North Dakota will pay $245,000 to the state's lone abortion clinic after attempting to enact an unconstitutional ban on abortion after six weeks.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
If only that signaled a broader respect for legal limits on executive power.
Democrats Scuttle Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Over Fears of Not Being Deferential Enough to Cop Lobbyists
If Congress is too afraid to vote on marijuana reform, how the hell are they ever going to pass policing reform?
USA Today Op ed Making the Case for Abolishing the Constitutional Requirement that the President Must be a "Natural Born" Citizen
I coauthored it with Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy.