A Political and Literary Forum
Strange bedfellows on the bench are a source and a sign of the Constitution’s flexibility.
Pamela S. Karlan
The framers of the Constitution did not anticipate political parties.
In the marriage and voting rights cases, the world outside powerfully affected the court.
The Constitution assigns the job of carrying out its vision to all the branches of government, not just to the judiciary.
Justice Scalia betrayed originalist interpretation when he defended an individual right to own guns.
Today, the vast majority of felony defendants depend on appointed counsel to represent them, and the quality of representation varies wildly.
As of 2010, more than 5.85 million American citizens were disenfranchised because of criminal convictions. This is troubling.
When the justices belittle the political branches, they hamper the government’s ability to solve our most pressing problems.
When Obama was sworn into office, there were 55 vacancies on the federal bench. There are now more than 75.
The Decades-Long Fight Against Political Money.
Pam Karlan on the Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling.
David V. Johnson, Pamela S. Karlan
An Interview with Pam Karlan
Pamela S. Karlan, David V. Johnson
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