Another norm bites the dust?

August 13, 2018
America is built on both laws and democratic norms. While laws are officially passed and recorded, our democratic norms are more impalpable and harder to codify. However, they are just… Read More

Congress needs a commission for its drug policy ideas

August 13, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in STAT on August 9, 2018.) By Scott Levy As the midterm elections loom, politicians are trotting out their stump speeches promising,… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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August 10, 2018
Mark Leibovich, “This Is the Way Paul Ryan’s Speakership Ends,” NYT Magazine: “Ryan should, by rights, be riding out of town at the pinnacle of his starlit Washington career. Read More

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