Brennan Center's Alicia Bannon joined "Bloomberg Law Brief" to discuss the third day of Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings.
As a senator, Jeff Sessions had a history of falsely inflating the count of foreign nationals supposedly involved in terrorism. Now, he wants to do much more of that as attorney general.
If Democrats mount a futile filibuster to Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation, the result could be the end of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. That would be a mistake.
Muslim New Yorkers have long been fearful of the NYPD’s dragnet intelligence operations. From eavesdropping in cafes to placing informants in student groups, mosques, and political organizations, the NYPD spied on Muslims for over a decade because of their religion – generating zero leads, widespread distrust of police, and three federal lawsuits.
When he was on the Tenth Circuit, Judge Gorsuch ruled that a corporation could have religious rights. That same expansive view of religious freedom could prompt a Justice Gorsuch to void Trump’s travel ban.
Over the last several decades, the range and capabilities of easily available technologies that enable a granular view of citizens’ movements and associations in public, over long periods of time and at a relatively cheap cost, have expanded at an astonishing pace. Where law enforcement is involved, these powerful new technologies raise questions about how their use can be harmonized with the U.S. Constitution.
The new Court is poised to interpret law on pivotal issues — from voting rights, to digital privacy and surveillance, to campaign finance, to the laws that protect minority citizens, and more.
Neil Gorsuch could help the Supreme Court finally reverse its colossal blunder in Citizens United.
Supreme Court confirmation hearings are often national civics lessons. This one comes at a moment when we’re in need of just that.
Michael Li speaks with Soledad O’Brien about redistricting cases most likely to head to the Supreme Court in addition to the implications for voters, elected leaders and democracy.
The next justice's pen, not the president's tweets, could redefine your right to vote.
The Supreme Court nominee comes from a long line of lawyers, the most prominent of whom was a compassionate, empathetic leader.