John Barton first provoked me to take this issue seriously six years ago when he presented a paper entitled “The Impact of Intensified Nuclear Safeguards on Civil Liberties” at a conference sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. I am more a disciple than a critic of the Barton approach, but he and I have both changed our thinking in a number of significant ways since that conference.
Experts discuss legal developments and related ramifications one year after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico in order to build a wall.
When Congress expands executive power for purposes of protecting the nation against an emergency—whether real or imagined—that power is often turned against vulnerable, marginalized populations that are easily scapegoated as threats to the state.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.