“Balkinization Symposium on Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum, The Company They Keep– Collected Posts”

Balkinization: Here are the collected posts for our Balkinization symposium on Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum’s new book, The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court (Oxford University Press, 2019). 1. Jack Balkin, Introduction to Balkinization Symposium on Neal … Continue reading

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According to New Book on Justice O’Connor, J. Scalia Thought Equal Protection Rationale of Bush v. Gore Was “as We Say in Brooklyn, a Piece of Shit”

New book is “First” by Evan Thomas and here’s the excerpt, courtesy of Mike Sacks: Some behind the scenes detail of Bush v Gore: -O’Connor backfired her bestie Breyer’s bid for Kennedy’s vote -Scalia went along with what he thought … Continue reading

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“How Justice Kennedy’s Successor Will Wreak Havoc on Voting Rights and American Democracy”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement from the Supreme Court last week, was certainly the “swing justice” in key cases on major issues from abortion to gay rights. But when … Continue reading

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Listen to New Books in Political Science Podcast, with Me Talking to Heath Brown About My Scalia book

Funny, rude & innovative, Antonin Scalia was a disrupter on the court. @rickhasen's THE JUSTICE OF CONTRADICTIONS (@yalepress) wrestles w/Scalia’s favored ways of interpreting the law, textualism & originalism. He joins @heathbrown for this #podcast. https://t.co/gzK2tSsWLo pic.twitter.com/4xR3QEHUNS — NB Political … Continue reading

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Videos of Me Discussing My Book on Justice Scalia’s Legacy with Joan Biskupic, Adam Liptak & Sue Bloch, Adam Winkler, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Henry Weinstein (and National Constitution Center event)

In connection with the release of my new book, The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption, I’ve given a number of talks. Some of these are now available on video: Mar. 5 (Video) NYC conversation with Joan … Continue reading

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“Supreme Court Avoids Bush v. Gore II in Ducking Pennsylvania Redistricting Controversy”

I have written this blog post over at the Harvard Law Review blog.  It begins: After waiting, and waiting, and waiting, the United States Supreme Court finally answered the question whether it would heed Pennsylvania Republicans’ calls to put on hold the Pennsylvania Supreme … Continue reading

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