Rick’s Commentaries and Op-Eds

There Are Still Two Major Legal Threats to the Voting Rights ActSlate, June 12, 2023

John Roberts Throws a CurveballNew York Times, June 8, 2023

There’s Unsettling New Evidence About William Rehnquist’s Views on SegregationSlate, June 1 2023 (with Dahlia Lithwick)

The Urgent Warning That Got Cut from a Supreme Court Opinion 20 Years AgoSlate, May 30, 2023

What the Court’s Would Do If the Succession Fire Played Out in Real LifeSlate, May 15, 2023

Why It’s Fine that Fox and Dominion SettledSlate, April 19, 2023

The Effort to Suppress the Vote is Spreading to the Republican MainstreamSlate, April 11, 2023 (with Dahlia Lithwick)

Donald Trump Probably Should Not Have Been Charged with (This) FelonySlate, April 4, 2023

Unfortunately, the Biggest Election Case of the Supreme Court Term Could Soon Be Moot, Slate, February 6, 2023

Meta is Bringing Trump Back to Facebook. It Should Keep Him on a Short Leash to Protect DemocracySlate, January 25, 2023

I’ve Been Way More Worried About American Democracy Than I Am Right NowSlate, November 14, 2022

The Courts are the Only Thing Holding Back Total Election Subversion, The Atlantic, November 2, 2022

An Arizona Court Seems to Think Voter Intimidation Isn’t Voter IntimidationNBC News Think, November 1, 2022

The Supreme Court is Headed for a Self-Imposed Voting Caseload Disaster, Slate, October 26, 2022 (with Nat Bach)

The Truly Scary Part About the 1.6 Billion Conservative DonationSlate, August 23, 2022 (with Dahlia Lithwick)

What the Critics Get Incredibly Wrong About the Collins-Manchin Election Bill, Slate, July 25, 2022

It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to HearSlate, June 30, 2022

No One is Above the Law, and that Starts with Donald TrumpN.Y. Times, June 24, 2022

The Jan. 6 Committee Should Be Looking Ahead to Election Threats in 2024Wash. Post, June 8, 2022

The One Group That Can Stop Elon Musk from Unbanning Trump on Twitter, Slate, May 10, 2022

Facebook and Twitter Could Let Trump Back Online. But He’s Still a DangerWashington Post, Mar. 9, 2022

How Supreme Court Radicalism Could Threaten Democracy Itself, Slate, Mar. 8, 2022

How to Keep the Rising Tide of Fake News from Drowning Our DemocracyN.Y. Times, Mar. 7, 2022

North Carolina Republicans Ask SCOTUS To Decimate Voting Rights in Every StateSlate, Feb. 25, 2022

What Democrats Need From Mitch McConnell to Make an Election Reform Deal Worth ItSlate, Jan. 4, 2022

No One is Coming to Save Us from the ‘Dagger at the Throat of America,’ N.Y. Times, Jan. 7, 2022

Here’s What Congress Can Do to Keep the Next Trump from Stealing an Election, Washington Post, Sept. 29, 2021

The Legal Minds Who Tried to Overturn the Election for Trump Are Being Welcomed Back Into Polite Society, Slate, Sept.1, 2021

Trump is Planning a Much More Respectable Coup Next TimeSlate, August 5, 2021

The Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Opinion is Even Worse than It Seems, Slate, July 8, 2021

The Supreme Court is Putting Democracy at Risk, N.Y. Times, July 1, 2021

Democrats Should Leap at the Chance to Take Joe Manchin’s Deal, Slate, June 16, 2021

Stephen Breyer’s Nonpartisan Retirement Plan Will Only Make Things WorseSlate, June 9, 2021

Republicans Aren’t Done Messing with ElectionsN.Y. Times, Apr. 23, 2021

H.R. 1 can’t pass the Senate. But here are some voting reforms that couldWash. Post, Mar. 16, 2021

Election Law Can’t Protect American Democracy If Our Representatives are LawlessL.A. Times, Jan. 20, 2021

The Only Way to Save American Democracy NowSlate, Jan. 11, 2021

Donald Trump Should Be Prosecuted for His Shakedown of Georgia’s Brad RaffenspergerSlate, Jan. 4, 2021

We Can’t Let Our Elections Be This Vulnerable AgainThe Atlantic, Jan. 4, 2021

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