Questioning Judicial Authority
October 5, 2023 issue
Laurence H. Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor Emeritus and Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus at Harvard. His books include Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes, American Constitutional Law, The Invisible Constitution, and Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, cowritten with Joshua Matz. (August 2023)
Constrain the Court—Without Crippling It
Critics of the Supreme Court think it has lost its claim to legitimacy. But proposals for reforming it must strike a balance with preserving its power and independence, which remain essential to our constitutional system.
Nine Black Robes: Inside the Supreme Court’s Drive to the Right and Its Historic Consequences
by Joan Biskupic
The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America
by Michael Waldman
Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court vs. the American People
by Jamin B. Raskin
The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic
by Stephen Vladeck
Supreme Hubris: How Overconfidence Is Destroying the Court—and How We Can Fix It
by Aaron Tang
August 17, 2023 issue
Politicians in Robes
Why does Stephen Breyer continue to insist that the Supreme Court is apolitical?
The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics
by Stephen Breyer
Justice on the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months That Transformed the Supreme Court
by Linda Greenhouse
March 10, 2022 issue
Pursuing the Pursuit of Happiness
Traditional Supreme Court precedent may depend too much on substantive due process to safeguard human rights. “A better system of reason,” argued Charles Black, may be found in the Declaration of Independence, the Ninth Amendment, and the Privileges or Immunities Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.
A New Birth of Freedom: Human Rights, Named and Unnamed
by Charles L. Black Jr.
September 24, 1998 issue