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.

Justin Amash Is Putting the Democrats to Shame

Justin Amash Is Putting the Democrats to Shame Justin Amash Is Putting the Democrats to Shame

The Freedom Caucus gadfly is making the argument Pelosi and her party should be making.

May 22, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Pro-Choice Supreme Court Celebrate

There’s No Running From the Horror of Alabama’s Anti-Abortion Law There’s No Running From the Horror of Alabama’s Anti-Abortion Law

For Democrats, this must be the hill we fight on—and even die on, if necessary.

May 16, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Trump Baseball Bat

How Does Donald Trump Keep Getting Away With It? How Does Donald Trump Keep Getting Away With It?

Hint: From Congress to the courts, people keep treating Trump like a “normal” president. It’s time to stop.

May 13, 2019 / Elie Mystal

A Louisiana Court Is Trying to Silence Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson

A Louisiana Court Is Trying to Silence Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson A Louisiana Court Is Trying to Silence Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson

The message to black people: They can come for us at any time.

May 1, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Bernie on Fox News

Selling Black and Brown Voters Down the River, One Fox News Town Hall at a Time Selling Black and Brown Voters Down the River, One Fox News Town Hall at a Time

Democratic candidates need to stop showing up on a white-supremacist network.

Apr 25, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Mueller walks through halls of capitol building

Robert Mueller Obstructed His Own Investigation As Much as Donald Trump Robert Mueller Obstructed His Own Investigation As Much as Donald Trump

Even under the standard Mueller set for himself, he didn’t finish the job.

Apr 18, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Donald Trump a rally

Donald Trump Isn’t Playing Games With Ilhan Omar—He’s Inciting Violence Donald Trump Isn’t Playing Games With Ilhan Omar—He’s Inciting Violence

And he’s going to keep inciting violence until someone gets killed.

Apr 16, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Gorsuch Senate Confirmation

Neil Gorsuch Just Made Death Worse Neil Gorsuch Just Made Death Worse

In an appalling majority opinion, Gorsuch endorses pain-filled deaths for people subjected to capital punishment.

Apr 3, 2019 / Elie Mystal

The Time Has Come for Democrats to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh

The Time Has Come for Democrats to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh The Time Has Come for Democrats to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh

And no, ‘he’s just not worth it’ is not an acceptable excuse.

Mar 20, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Lori Loughlin Probably Thinks My Kids Have It Easy

Lori Loughlin Probably Thinks My Kids Have It Easy Lori Loughlin Probably Thinks My Kids Have It Easy

Behind the college admissions scandal is a deeply held belief that minorities are out there, “gaining advantages.”

Mar 14, 2019 / Elie Mystal

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