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A 1937 Washington Post cartoon criticizing President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pack the Supreme Court. In recent months, prominent legal scholars on both sides of the political spectrum have proposed court-packing plans, or at least urged reconsideration of the longstanding political norm against court-packing. If...

Aristotle reports an ancient example of rational choice theory in international affairs. Indeed, if rational choice theory had existed at the time, Aristotle’s report would have begged the complaint of caricature given the parties to the conflict not only viewed their goals instrumentally, but even...

It’s finally here: Carpenter v. United States. For months, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the argument in this hugely important case about whether the Fourth Amendment restricts the government’s ability to get location information from cellphone service providers. (Ian has been waiting even longer, as he...

This morning, the first day of the December argument session, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases. The first is Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, a challenge to the constitutionality of inter partes review, a process used to determine...