Supreme Court: Contemporary Issues

“Ruling Out Senility On the Bench,” Los Angeles Times, 2 February 2016, p. A11. (And Chicago Tribune, 4 February 2016).

“Trial By . . . What?,” Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2008, p. R8. (Benjamin Wittes, Law and the Long War).

“The Three Rs: Rosen, Roberts, and Restraint,” Washburn Law Journal 47 (Fall 2007):  13-22.

“Too Much Opinion and Hearsay, Too Little Fact,” Los Angeles Times, 18 September 2007, pp. E1, E10. (Jeffrey Toobin, The Nine).

“The Supreme Court,” American History, April 2007, pp. 69-70. (Jeffrey Rosen, The Supreme Court).

“Breaking Silence and Legal Ground,” Los Angeles Times, 23 January 2007, pp. E1, E10. (Jan Crawford Greenburg, Supreme Conflict).

“Protecting and Enhancing the U. S. Supreme Court,” in Roger C. Cramton and Paul D. Carrington, eds., Reforming the Court: Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2006), pp. 271-89.

“The Judiciary: Your Worst Suspicions Confirmed,” Washington Post Book World, 10 December 2006, p. 5. (Benjamin Wittes, Confirmation Wars).

“A Modest Proposal,” Los Angeles Times Book Review, 25 June 2006, p. R12. (Jeffrey Rosen, The Most Democratic Branch).

“The Once and Future Supreme Court,” American History, February 2005, pp. 28-36. (Reprinted in Bruce Stinebrickner, ed., American Government 06/07 [Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill, 2006, 89-93]).

“Why the Democrats Will Not Go Into Battle Over Alito,” Financial Times, 2 November 2005, p. 21.

“Harriet Miers: She’s No John Roberts,” The American Prospect Online, 4 October 2005.

“The Big Struggle Over the Supreme Court Lies Ahead,” Financial Times, 21 July 2005, p. 15.

“A Courtside View of the Highest Judicial Activists in the Land,” Los Angeles Times, 28 January 2005, p. E30. (Mark Tushnet, A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law).

“Judicial Setbacks for Bush, Delicately Delivered,” Financial Times, 2 July 2004, p. 13.

“Prudence in Jurisprudence,” Wilson Quarterly 27 (Winter 2003): 109-111. (Kenneth W. Starr, First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life, & John T. Noonan, Jr., Narrowing the Nation’s Power: The Supreme Court Sides With the States).

“A Reliably Assertive Supreme Court,” Christian Science Monitor, 2 July 2001, p. 9.

“Federalism Center Stage As Justices Reconvene,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3 October 1999, pp. C1, C2.

“Simple Simon: Supremely Sanguine, Supremely Stubborn,” New York Law School Law Review 40 (1996): 969-980.

“Bork’s Angry Itinerary of American Gomorrah,” Newsday, 7 November 1996, p. B6. (Robert H. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah).

“The High Court Assumes a Conservatively Lower Profile,” The Washington Spectator 22 (15 October 1996): 1-3. (Reprinted in The National Times 6 [February 1997]: 46-48.)

“The Center Folds,” Newsday, 13 August 1995, pp. 32, 34. (James F. Simon, The Center Holds).