Latest from Sasha Volokh

Jon Michaels’ new book, Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic

An important new book about the constitutional ramifications of federal "privatization".
  • Dec 12, 2017

A little geography trivia

Some Southern Hemisphere trivia.
  • Dec 12, 2017

Emory University gets “green-light” free-speech rating from FIRE

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has given Emory University a green light on free-speech issues. Only 37 universities nationwide have that status.
  • Dec 5, 2017

You Don’t Need a Canon

A song about statutory interpretation and the administrative state.
  • Nov 20, 2017

11/9 Coalition condemns Arpaio pardon

"By issuing a pardon to excuse Sheriff Arpaio’s defiance of the judiciary and the Constitution, President Trump has himself shown contempt for the Constitution and the rule of law."
  • Sep 1, 2017

Can you delegate to the American Medical Association?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down a section of their workers comp statute under their state non-delegation doctrine.
  • Jun 22, 2017

11/9 Coalition statement on Trump’s original travel ban

Trump's original Executive Order banning travel from certain majority-Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it violates Due Process and Equal Protection. Any revision is likely to continue to be so.
  • Feb 22, 2017

Neil Gorsuch, fortunately

Of the judges on Trump's short list, Judge Gorsuch seems to be the least worrisome on civil liberties. "Ours is not supposed to be the government of the Hunger Games with power centralized in one district, but a government of diffused and divided power, the better to prevent its abuse." Here's a handy-dandy document summarizing his major judicial decisions.
  • Jan 31, 2017