Loretta Lynch

  • April 24, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    The Editorial Board of The Washington Post remarks on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general, calling the vote “embarrassing not to Ms. Lynch, who clearly deserved confirmation, but to the Republicans who voted against a nominee who should have breezed through.”

    Tom Donnelly explains at Slate how the history behind the drafting of the Fourteenth Amendment created the conditions necessary for modern marriage equality.

    At The New Republic, Brianne J. Gorod uses previous decisions of the Supreme Court to show that state bans on same-sex marriage cannot trump the protections found in the U.S. Constitution.

    Lawrence Hurley discusses at Reuters how the United States’ biggest financial firms have clearly sided with marriage equality “by urging the court to strike down state laws banning same-sex unions.”

    In The New York Times, Jonathan Sherman urges the Court to end its ban on cameras during oral arguments.  

  • April 22, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    In SalonMarcy Wheeler explains why new reforms governing surveillance are not likely to solve many problems. 
    Russell Berman reports for The Atlantic that after a five-and-a-half month wait, the Senate is ready to confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. 
    At the Constitutional Accountability Center's Text & History BlogDavid H. Gans discusses the importance of the Equal Protection Clause in the same-sex marriage cases.
    Noah Feldman writes at Bloomberg View that the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday that police cannot performa a cannot prolong a traffic stop to search for drugs with a trained canine illustrates a growing concern on the Supreme Court with police conduct. 
    At NPRNina Totenberg provides further coverage of the Supreme Court's Tuesday decision on canine drug searches during traffic stops.
  • March 20, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    ACS Board Member Linda Greenhouse writes in The New York Times about the challenge to the strict voter ID law in Wisconsin that the Supreme Court may hear this term.

    At The New Republic, David Dayen reports that a bank is finally on trial for its contributions to the financial crisis.

    Russell Berman looks at the new Oregon voter registration system in The Atlantic and considers whether voter registrations should be automatic.

    In The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin previews the upcoming arguments for the Supreme Court case that considers the controversy over free speech and Texas’s specialty license plates.

    At the blog for the Brennan Center for Justice, Rachel Levinson-Waldman examines the White House’s new memo on drones and privacy.

    Dana Milbank of The Washington Post calls the GOP’s delays on the Loretta Lynch confirmation “political malpractice.”

  • March 17, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    The Editorial Board of The New York Times argues against the “last-minute political mischief” that is delaying the confirmation of Loretta Lynch.

    At The Hill, Ralph S. Tyler predicts that the federal government will win in King v. Burwell.

    Conor Friedersdorf writes in The Atlantic that some conservatives are beginning to recognize the importance and implications of the Justice Department’s report on Ferguson.

    At The New Republic, Cristian Farias discusses Justice Stephen Breyer’s recent remarks on “government institutions, constitutional structures, and the administrative state” as well as his reluctance to comment on the national Ferguson debate.

    Steven Benen reports for MSNBC that the Affordable Care Act has cut the national uninsured rate by more than a third.

  • March 10, 2015

    by Caroline Cox

    ACS President Caroline Fredrickson argues at Huffington Post that the dialogue of the “lean in” movement does not apply to the reality of many female workers in the United States.

    The Editorial Board of The Washington Post asserts that it’s time for the Senate to stop stalling and to confirm Loretta Lynch to lead the Justice Department.

    Gay Talese writes in The New York Times about his return to Selma for the anniversary of the 1965 march.

    David Savage argues in the Los Angeles Times that Chief Justice John Roberts likely holds the key vote in King v. Burwell.

    At the blog for the Brennan Center for Justice, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy explains why she is thankful that the Supreme Court declined to hear two cases on campaign finance disclosure.

    Yamiche Alcindor reports for USA Today that a Ferguson judge who was named in the Department of Justice report on the city has resigned.