Melissa Harris-Lacewell explains why Elena Kagan’s decision to deny military recruiters equal access to Harvard Law School was the right one.
Katrina vanden Heuvel describes Kagan as a careful choice, who needs to be pressed about her views on executive power.
As Obama seeks to bring empathy and real-world experience to the Supreme Court, he should consider nominating an openly gay advocate for gay rights.
Under Obama, accountability for rights violations during the "war of terror" has been thin.
Obama has been slow to block the rightward charge of the federal judiciary, but he's begun to show signs of spunk.
Plaudits for Nation writers; growing interest in instant runoff voting; xenophobia in Greece.
For all its defenders, privacy remains hard to understand.
Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.
Who is the purest archetype of the conservative legal movement, Antonin Scalia or John Roberts?