This review originally appeared in my column for Huffington Post on April 23, 2014. As you may recall from your eighth-grade social studies class, the United States Constitution was written to be changed and we have changed it often. Even as the last of the 13 colonies were ratifying the Constitution in 1789 and 1790, the First Congress […]Read more "Retired justice says time to hit refresh on the Constitution"
This piece originally appeared in my column for Huffington Post on July 8, 2013. Jonathan Alter said recently that the 2012 election was “the most consequential” of his lifetime. In his new book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Alter describes this more in terms of the non-election of Mitt Romney than the re-election of Barack Obama: Even if […]Read more "How is Obama legacy project going?"
This piece originally appeared in my column for Huffington Post on June 4, 2013. Jeffrey Toobin’s 2007 book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court — the most revealing insider account of the Supreme Court since Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong’s 1979 classic The Brethren — was the story of how the court of Bush v. Gorebecame a moderating […]Read more "Jeffrey Toobin: ‘The Oath’ and the Roberts Court"