law

Limbaugh Was Partly Scalia and Bork’s Fault

The racist talk-show host didn’t just materialize from the free market. A policy change created him.

By Michael Tomasky

Give the People the Law

Today in most of America, helping someone use the law is illegal unless you're a lawyer. These restrictions damage democracy. The case for legal empowerment.

By Vivek Maru

The Paradoxes of Democracy

Why seemingly unassailable values are all fraught with tensions—and why those seeking change need to wrestle with them.

By Zephyr Teachout

The Right Against the Law

So state courts hand down decisions you don’t like. What do you do? If you’re on the right, try to defund the courts.

By James Traub

Canada’s Head Start on Cannabis

As the U.S. cannabis industry faces a crackdown, Canada is set to lead the globe.

By Nushin Rashidian