Roberts rejected the central pillar of Trump’s authoritarianism—that he’s above the law and immune from prosecution or investigation. Even Trump’s own appointees ruled against him.
Jay Michaelson is the legal affairs columnist at The Daily Beast. He primarily covers law, religion, sexuality, and environmental issues, with an occasional arts review now and then. Jay often appears on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and other outlets, and has a second career as a rabbi and meditation teacher. He holds a J.D. from Yale and a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, and his six books include the bestselling God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality and The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path.
There’s a difference between being an ideological conservative and being a judicial conservative. Luckily, Roberts is the latter.
Another signature Trump initiative is rejected by the Court because the administration bungled its implementation.
In a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court holds that Title VII prohibits all discrimination “because of sex”—including against people who are gay or transgender
If Trump is treated like Nixon and Clinton, then he will lose, as he has in every lower court in every case in play here. But he might not be, and he might win.
Gun-control advocates won a reprieve at the Supreme Court on Monday, but not a victory.
The trouble when Trump tweets that "WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF” is that the problem is as much as 20 times bigger than he’s willing to acknowledge.
Politicians minimizing the danger will kill people. It’s that simple.
Our instinct to stay far away from disease is deeply rooted. Even though, this time, we can’t.
From pipelines to pesticides, clean water to climate change, the last three years have been an environmental disaster.