Amanda Hollis-Brusky

Claremont, CA

Amanda Hollis-Brusky is associate professor of Politics at Pomona College and the author of Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society & the Conservative Counterrevolution (Oxford University Press, 2015) and coauthor of Separate But Faithful: The Christian Right’s Radical Struggle to Transform Law and Legal Culture (Oxford University Press, 2020).
Latest from Amanda Hollis-Brusky

Making sense of the Supreme Court’s historic year

The TMC 2022 roundups: U.S. Supreme Court

December 28, 2022

A transition for TMC (The Monkey Cage): Moving on from The Washington Post

We're grateful to The Post and excited about our next chapter.

December 5, 2022

Can Congress resurrect Roe if it’s overturned? Well, it could try.

The Supreme Court might well strike that down, too.

May 4, 2022

The Supreme Court might overturn Roe. It took decades of scorched-earth conservative politics to get here.

Upholding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban could severely damage American belief in the court’s legitimacy.

May 3, 2022

Biden said he won’t make an ‘ideological’ Supreme Court pick. Republicans do exactly that.

Liberals want to counter the influence of the Federalist Society. The Democratic Party may be their biggest obstacle.

February 14, 2022

Everyone focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court. But state supreme courts affect as many rights and lives.

From Florida to Texas to California, state supreme courts dramatically influence lives and elections as they rule on matters from voting rights to mask mandates.

September 14, 2021

The Supreme Court just agreed to hear a Second Amendment case. That’s bad news for gun regulation advocates.

But if its decision goes too far, the Supreme Court might be handing ammunition to liberals who want to overhaul the court.

April 27, 2021

Supreme Court may have undermined its Guantánamo decision guaranteeing rights to noncitizens

In last week's immigration decision, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. dismissed an earlier decision guaranteeing non-citizens the right to question their detention in federal court.

June 30, 2020

The Supreme Court closed the door on LGBTQ employment discrimination. But it opened a window.

How big will the religious exemption be? Stay tuned.

June 16, 2020

Barr blames lawyers for undermining the president’s power. Actually, they helped build it.

Federalist Society lawyers are the chief architects of the Imperial Presidency.

November 18, 2019