Elie Mystal

Justice Correspondent & Columnist

@ElieNYC

Elie Mystal is The Nation’s justice correspondent and the host of its legal podcast, Contempt of Court. He is also an Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Type Media Center. His first book is the New York Times bestseller Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution, published by The New Press. Elie can be followed @ElieNYC.

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We’re Going to Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Recover From Trump We’re Going to Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Recover From Trump

History alone cannot hold Trump and his enablers accountable for the crimes they have committed.

Oct 20, 2020 / Elie Mystal

There Is Only One Solution to the Amy Coney Barrett Debacle

There Is Only One Solution to the Amy Coney Barrett Debacle There Is Only One Solution to the Amy Coney Barrett Debacle

Yes, Democrats must expand the courts. Here’s why, and here’s how.

Oct 15, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

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The Devil in the Many Details of Amy Coney Barrett’s Testimony The Devil in the Many Details of Amy Coney Barrett’s Testimony

The nominee did her best to evade serious questions, but what she did say—about the ACA, Roe v. Wade, and the president’s power to delay elections—should terrify us all.

Oct 14, 2020 / Elie Mystal

The Democrats Might Actually Have a Strategy to Block Amy Coney Barrett

The Democrats Might Actually Have a Strategy to Block Amy Coney Barrett The Democrats Might Actually Have a Strategy to Block Amy Coney Barrett

Democratic senators demonstrated unusual discipline as they hammered away at Barrett’s threat to the Affordable Care Act. The problem is, it may not be enough.

Oct 13, 2020 / Elie Mystal

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The Democrats Need to Prepare for the Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Roe v. Wade’ The Democrats Need to Prepare for the Supreme Court to Overturn ‘Roe v. Wade’

Biden has promised to codify abortion rights should the new, more conservative court overturn Roe. It’s a solution that sounds good but is far from sufficient.

Oct 7, 2020 / Elie Mystal

Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term

Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term

The upcoming term always threatened to inflict serious harm on our nation. Then Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.

Oct 5, 2020 / Feature / Elie Mystal

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We Still Aren’t Prepared for the Fact That Trump May Steal the Election We Still Aren’t Prepared for the Fact That Trump May Steal the Election

As the threat grows, the question becomes, what will we do to resist?

Sep 30, 2020 / Elie Mystal

Amy Coney Barrett Is an Extremist—Just Not the Kind You Think

Amy Coney Barrett Is an Extremist—Just Not the Kind You Think Amy Coney Barrett Is an Extremist—Just Not the Kind You Think

The problem with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has nothing to do with her strongly held religious beliefs and everything to do with her right-wing Republican ones.

Sep 25, 2020 / Elie Mystal

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The Media Is Missing the Republicans’ Supreme Court Power Grab—Again The Media Is Missing the Republicans’ Supreme Court Power Grab—Again

McConnell and Co. are playing as dirty a game as possible in their quest to fill Ginsburg’s seat before the election, but you won’t find that story in most news coverage.

Sep 24, 2020 / Elie Mystal

There Is Only One Way Out of This Crisis: Expand the Court

There Is Only One Way Out of This Crisis: Expand the Court There Is Only One Way Out of This Crisis: Expand the Court

Expanding the Supreme Court may not be easy, but it’s the only constitutional way to address the Republicans’ cynical theft of at least two seats.

Sep 23, 2020 / Elie Mystal

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