Constitutional law will never be the same

We are in the midst of dramatic changes in many areas of constitutional law. Thirty years ago, I wrote the first edition of a constitutional law casebook. I have just completed the seventh edition, and never has so much changed from the prior edition or since I began writing the book.

Which prosecutor is the better chess player?

According to the NYT, federal special prosecutor Jack Smith and Georgia state prosecutor Fani Willis are employing two very different strategies in their cases against TFG:

“The two approaches — one [Smith’s] streamlined, built with concision and speed in mind, the other [Willis’s] more comprehensive in seeking accountability but also more complex to try — represent the divergent experiences, temperaments and timetables of the two prosecutors.”

Be afraid, be very afraid

Sometimes an especially momentous U.S. Supreme Court term is followed by a quieter year with fewer blockbuster decisions. But that is not what we should expect when the court hands down its rulings for this term in spring 2023. Once more, the court?s docket is filled with cases of great legal and social importance that will profoundly affect the lives of many people.