August lecture series: New research on Congress, congressional capacity

August 8, 2018
What better way to spend the August recess in D.C. than learning about Congress? Check out the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s lunchtime lecture series on Wednesdays in August… 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

ICYMI: Top Reads on Congress

August 3, 2018
By Marian Currinder Congressional Dysfunction John Lawrence, “Would a Democratic majority actually fix Congress?” Washington Post: “But the history of those reforms should serve as a warning to… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

July 27, 2018
By Marian Currinder   Congressional Dysfunction Carl Hulse, “Frustrated by Gridlock, House Members Propose Rules Overhaul,” New York Times: “Trying to ease gridlock in Congress, a bipartisan group… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

July 20, 2018
By Marian Currinder House Leadership Matt Fuller, “Can Anyone Take Down Nancy Pelosi?” Huffington Post: “The California Democrat, the first and only woman to ever serve as Speaker… 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

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

July 13, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Senate Jonathan S. Tobin, “The Centrality of Mitch McConnell,” National Review: “But as Trump unveiled Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second pick for… 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

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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June 29, 2018
Senate Matt Glassman, “The SCOTUS Nomination, Senate Procedure, and Democratic Strategy,” Notice & Comment: “With the announcement of Justice Kennedy’s retirement yesterday, many liberals have called on Senate Democrats… 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