“This is a book that should be required reading in every high school—actually every American should read it.
“if you killed the right people, people who were poor, non-white, and who didn’t have anyone to speak up for them, you could literally get away with murder.
Prestigious constitutional law professors can publish whatever they please, ranging from a critical analysis of the Supreme Court cases to outlandish predictions about the Constitution.
For James Baldwin, “what kind of human beings we aspired to be” matters more than policy and power. On this, he was “absolutely right”, according to Eddie Glaude Jr.
“If removing a president was easy, Congress would probably do it all the time, since that august body is populated by the representatives of a fickle, emotional, and befud
“Foley does a brilliant job of simplifying a complex issue, helping lay people to understand what the Electoral College is and why it is a critical component of our federa
“Egerton’s book . . .
“The First Amendment doesn’t license all speech, nor does it immunize the speaker from any consequences of that speech.
"Just as courts today are still interpreting constitutional provisions that have been in place from the start, the Reconstruction Amendments have faced the same scrutiny for a century and a
“This book will probably not comfort readers troubled by the present moment, but it will provide them with a clear view of a fractious past, and encourage them, in the words of the Civil Ri
“Each step of the way, the events and influences in Thomas’ life that led him to his self-described ‘Road to Damascus’ turn to the right could just as easily have turned him to the left.
“To the average American, the notion of using the courthouse simply as a negotiating tool or a bludgeon with which to batter one’s enemies, rather than as a place to facilitate justice, oug
“Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo make clear that the likely end of Roe v Wade is at hand and involved more than the end of Roe.”
“one of those incredible true crime stories that grab one’s attention and does not let go until the last page.”
“This case had everything: ‘a vicious ax murder, a baby burned alive, a political scandal, murderers set free, an innocent man tortured with a blackjack and a pan of charred bones fighting
“Professor Sands musters abundant historical evidence to make her principal points, particularly in laying out the enduring tension between foundation and separation paradigms.”
“Lessig writes that the Court sometimes reflects its fidelity by ignoring the actual text or its infidelity by adhering to the text. It’s enough to make one’s mind spin.”
“John Douglas walks into rooms most of us would shun in our worst nightmares and comes back with remarkable insight into what type of person perpetrates such horrible acts.”
“On Faith is more than just a book about Justice Scalia’s faith and beliefs. It is a book not just for Catholics, Christians, and believers.
“Although one might think a conservative future will naturally follow from a conservative past, a truism previously betrayed by the likes of Chief Justice Earl Warren, the legacy of the Rob
“Doing Justice is an essential read for every American who cares about the rule of law and the pursuit of justice in the United States, particularly at a time when
“Thin Blue Lie fails to convince us that ‘technologies adopted by law enforcement have actually made policing worse . .
“In The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Robertson displays her writing and researching skills in this piece of creative nonfiction that reads almost as a novel.
“In documenting this country’s fateful journey from slavery through thwarted Reconstruction to segregation, Luxenberg paints on a broad canvas, elegantly narrating several captivating and s
“If more and more actors enjoy fiber access, will the Internet be mainly a tool of the rich and powerful or will it level the playing field, an instrument of asymmetric warfare?”