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.

The Rule of Law Is Being Gutted Because ‘Moderate’ Republicans Stayed Silent

The Rule of Law Is Being Gutted Because ‘Moderate’ Republicans Stayed Silent The Rule of Law Is Being Gutted Because ‘Moderate’ Republicans Stayed Silent

Never-Trumpers and other GOPers could have stopped the rise of people like William Barr, Michael Flynn, and Neomi Rao—but they didn’t.

Jun 25, 2020 / Elie Mystal

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Roberts’s DACA Ruling Had Nothing to Do With His Own Moral Awakening Roberts’s DACA Ruling Had Nothing to Do With His Own Moral Awakening

Instead, it had everything to do with Trump’s incompetence.

Jun 18, 2020 / Elie Mystal

The US Needs to Be Treated Like the Racist Pariah State It Is

The US Needs to Be Treated Like the Racist Pariah State It Is The US Needs to Be Treated Like the Racist Pariah State It Is

Will the international community finally rise in solidarity with black people against the white American regime of oppression and violence?

Jun 18, 2020 / Elie Mystal

7 Candidates You Should Know on New York and Kentucky’s Primary Ballots

7 Candidates You Should Know on New York and Kentucky’s Primary Ballots 7 Candidates You Should Know on New York and Kentucky’s Primary Ballots

From Jamaal Bowman in New York to Nima Kulkarni in Kentucky, voters have a robust class of progressive candidates on their June 23 ballots.

Jun 17, 2020 / Elie Mystal and John Nichols

Neil Gorsuch Stuns the Nation, Does the Right Thing

Neil Gorsuch Stuns the Nation, Does the Right Thing Neil Gorsuch Stuns the Nation, Does the Right Thing

In a forceful decision, the Supreme Court grants an emphatic victory to LGBTQ rights.

Jun 16, 2020 / Elie Mystal

America’s Racist Police Won’t Be Dismantled by 2 Weeks of Protests

America’s Racist Police Won’t Be Dismantled by 2 Weeks of Protests America’s Racist Police Won’t Be Dismantled by 2 Weeks of Protests

It took centuries to build up the system of white supremacy enforced by the police. It will take years of persistent protest to undo it.

Jun 15, 2020 / Editorial / Elie Mystal

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The Bravery of Marching for Black Lives in the Middle of a Pandemic The Bravery of Marching for Black Lives in the Middle of a Pandemic

While masked protesters struggle to keep both cops and Covid-19 at bay, a cadre of white pundits are busy sniping about the “hypocrisy” of protesters who don’t socially distance.

Jun 10, 2020 / no-paywall / Elie Mystal

To the White People Who Keep Asking How to ‘Help’

To the White People Who Keep Asking How to ‘Help’ To the White People Who Keep Asking How to ‘Help’

Spare me the sympathy. It’s outrage that matters.

Jun 3, 2020 / Elie Mystal

The Question Isn’t Whether Trump Will Go Full Authoritarian—It’s How We’ll Respond

The Question Isn’t Whether Trump Will Go Full Authoritarian—It’s How We’ll Respond The Question Isn’t Whether Trump Will Go Full Authoritarian—It’s How We’ll Respond

We know that no one is coming to save us from Trump. So how will we save ourselves?

Jun 2, 2020 / Elie Mystal

The Suburban Commute Is a Soul-Crushing, Environment-Destroying Invention

The Suburban Commute Is a Soul-Crushing, Environment-Destroying Invention The Suburban Commute Is a Soul-Crushing, Environment-Destroying Invention

The last few months have shown us that we can do away with it forever.

Jun 2, 2020 / Feature / Elie Mystal

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