Josh Blackman is a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and the President of the Harlan Institute. Follow him @JoshMBlackman.
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Justice Thomas: "'it is never too late to 'surrende[r] former views to a better considered position.'"
In two opinions today, Justice Thomas disagrees with his previous positions
Judges should not leak internal proceedings to the media
What if Congress standardized the hiring process, imposed minimum qualifications, and converted term clerks to career clerks?
Sunstein's two proposals would conflict with the Morrison v. Olson majority opinion
New Op-Ed in the Washington Post: "The Constitution does not place a wall between the president and the Justice Department"
"If Trump has the power to nullify a sentence after it has been imposed, he also has the far less significant power to inveigh against the severity of a sentence in advance."
If states cannot rescind their ratification proposals, then 2/3 of the states may have already voted to call an Article V Constitutional Convention for the Balanced Budget Amendment
Justice Ginsburg maintains her position that the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has passed
Litigation concerning the ratification of the ERA is pending in federal court in Alabama, Massachusetts, and D.C.
The suit alleges violations of the Dormant Commerce Clause, the Privileges and Immunities Clause, and the Equal Protection Clause
Now published in the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty
"The Eighth Amendment’s history and original understanding are of vital importance to this case."
Our book shot to #4 on the Amazon.com best seller list, and is now completely sold out everywhere
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How much time do you spend on Twitter?
CJ Rehnquist skipped the 1999 address during the impeachment trial, and all 9 Justices skipped the 2000 address
And I don't miss it.
The new proclamation will likely be upheld by the Supreme Court, and set the stage for future, broader entry bans
Chief Justice Roberts deserves praise for his composure and poise during the impeachment trial
"President Trump had more than one motive for his alleged conduct, such as the pursuit of personal political advantage, rooting out corruption, and the promotion of national interest"