Herman Schwartz

Herman Schwartz, a professor of law at the American University, is the author of Right Wing Justice: The Conservative Campaign to Take Over the Courts (2004) and editor of The Rehnquist Court (2002), based on an October 9, 2000, special issue of The Nation.

Republican Justice(s)

Republican Justice(s) Republican Justice(s)

Citizens United and Bush v. Gore don't stand alone. A decade worth of Supreme Court decisions has tiled the electoral playing field toward the Republicans.

May 21, 2010 / Herman Schwartz

The Supreme Court Slams the Door The Supreme Court Slams the Door

How a mere "procedural" decision blatantly shortchanges justice.

Sep 30, 2009 / Editorial / Herman Schwartz

The Supreme Court and the Election: What’s at Stake The Supreme Court and the Election: What’s at Stake

The next president and Congress must reverse the conservative tide of the Bush judiciary.

Oct 16, 2008 / Feature / Herman Schwartz

Summer Lunch Crunch Summer Lunch Crunch

It's going to be a hungry summer for low-income kids on vacation from school lunch programs.

Jun 7, 2007 / Editorial / Herman Schwartz

Legal Legacy Legal Legacy

Four new books explore the impact of Bush appointees on the newly politicized Supreme Court and the power they wield over our public and private lives.

Oct 12, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Herman Schwartz

How Do We Know FISA Is Working? How Do We Know FISA Is Working?

The illegality of the Bush-approved NSA domestic spying program seems obvious, especially with the passage of FISA in 1978, which requires electronic surveillance to be conducted o...

Jan 4, 2006 / Feature / Herman Schwartz

Cannabis Interrupted Cannabis Interrupted

The Supreme Court's medical marijuana decision was a major setback for common sense.

Jul 13, 2005 / Editorial / Herman Schwartz

Out With Gerrymanders! Out With Gerrymanders!

This April, in the case of Vieth v. Jubelirer, the Supreme Court came close to burying any hope of curing one of the worst diseases in our ailing democracy--the partisan gerryman...

Jul 1, 2004 / Editorial / Herman Schwartz

Lady Day Lady Day

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's new book, The Majesty of the Law, appears at a particularly auspicious moment. As the swing vote on and author of Grutter v.

Jul 17, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Herman Schwartz

The Court’s Terrible Two The Court’s Terrible Two

Saving the worst for last, on the final day of the term the Supreme Court issued 5-to-4 rulings on school vouchers and drug testing that blow a huge hole in the wall of church-sta...

Jul 3, 2002 / Editorial / Herman Schwartz