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Anthony Marcum

Research Associate, Governance Project, R Street Institute

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A growing appetite for impeaching judges

September 4, 2018
As the West Virginia Mountaineers begin another college football season in Morgantown, down the road in Charleston, the West Virginia legislature is preparing for its own kind of turf war. Read More

Judge Kavanaugh on “other” areas of criminal law

August 6, 2018
Since Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, significant attention has been paid to his views on a number of constitutional law issues, including criminal law. Most of the criminal law discussion, however, has… Read More

Don’t place all your hopes (or fears) on a new Supreme Court justice

July 18, 2018
It was a home run for the White House. A senior Supreme Court justice — appointed by a Republican president but who joined the court’s liberal wing in the most controversial… Read More

Some takeaways from the “Trump 25”

July 6, 2018
During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump released a list of names that, if elected, he would use to nominate the next Supreme Court justice. The original list started with… Read More

Those 5-4 decisions on the Supreme Court? 9-0 is far more common.

June 28, 2018
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement Wednesday that he would be retiring from the Supreme Court led to justifiable hand-wringing about his crucial role as the swing vote in 5-4 decisions. Read More

The federal courts need more judges — magistrates can help

June 21, 2018
There is a crisis in the federal judiciary — 75 of them to be exact. That is the number of federal courts, according to the Judicial Conference (the… Read More

Does Trump even know a formal pardon process exists?

June 11, 2018
President Trump recently tweeted that he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself. Is he right? We’ll see. Regardless, the president indisputably has the power to grant… Read More

Congress should take a lesson in civility from the Supreme Court

June 7, 2018
“Stupid,” “weak-kneed,” “xenophobic,” “supine” and “racist.” These are just some of the words members of Congress have used to describe one another in recent weeks. And although nearly … Read More