Supreme Court

Saving the Supreme Court

What’s needed is to make the Court more democratically accountable and to end strategic retirements. Here’s how.

By Frederick A.O. ("Fritz") Schwarz Jr.

Let's Think About Court-Packing

Yes, it’s a dangerous tactic. But so is permitting a reality in which Republicans win rigged elections and the Supreme Court winks.

By Ian Millhiser

What the Kavanaugh Debacle Has Revealed

"Trust us, we know him" was never a convincing endorsement.

By Nathan Pippenger

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

Scalia Was Wrong On Gun History, But That's Not The Point

New findings suggest that Scalia's Heller opinion was mistaken about the phrase "bear arms," but that's no reason to replicate originalist arguments.

By Nathan Pippenger