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Ian Millhiser Archives

Ask the Expert: The Politicization of the Constitution

play_alt icon Video CAP's Ian Millhiser describes how conservatives have politicized the U.S. Constitution and offers insight into what our founding document actually says.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, September 17, 2012

Voter Suppression 101

article icon Issue Brief Scott Keyes, Ian Millhiser, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White expose the voter suppression efforts underway across the country.

By Scott Keyes, Ian Millhiser, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White | Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Paul Clement’s Fake Constitution

Ian Millhiser debunks the attorney’s claims that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

By Ian Millhiser | Friday, March 23, 2012

What Happens If the Individual Mandate Is Struck Down?

Ian Millhiser reviews the disastrous consequences of states that enacted pre-existing conditions laws without a requirement that individuals purchase insurance.

By Ian Millhiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not Even Close

Ian Millhiser explains why the case against the Affordable Care Act won’t hold up before the Supreme Court.

By Ian Millhiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Words Still Matter, Even in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act if the text of the Constitution means anything, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, November 14, 2011

What If the Tea Party Wins?

article icon Issue Brief Ian Millhiser examines some of the essential programs that leading Tea Partiers would declare unconstitutional.

By Ian Millhiser | Friday, September 16, 2011

The Eleventh Circuit’s Affordable Care Act Decision Cannot Be Squared With The Constitution

Ian Millhiser examines the Eleventh Circuit's decision on the Affordable Care Act.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, August 15, 2011

Worse Than Lochner

Ian Millhiser examines the growing movement on the American right that believes that nearly 100 years' worth of major legislation violates the Constitution, and what this means for future judicial opinions.

By Ian Millhiser | Friday, June 3, 2011

The Goodwin Liu Nomination: Impaired Judgment

Ian Millhiser writes that the Senate's vote on Liu sends a clear message to any of the nation's brightest constitutional thinkers who hope to someday be able to serve on the federal bench: stop talking.

By Ian Millhiser | Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Fake James Madison

article icon Issue Brief Ian Millhiser explains how conservatives' calls to end programs such as Social Security and Medicare stem from misinterpretation of the Constitution.

By Ian Millhiser | Friday, May 27, 2011

Don’t Speak: If You Want to Be a Judge Someday You’d Better Shut Your Mouth

Ian Millhiser examines the consequences of Goodwin Liu’s inability to win Senate confirmation to the federal bench.

By Ian Millhiser | Friday, May 20, 2011

Disqualifying Excellence

Ian Millhiser calls out Senate conservatives for taking their marching orders from corporate lobbyists on judicial nominations.

By Ian Millhiser | Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tea Party Edits Founders to Suit Its Own Agenda

Ian Millhiser discusses how the Tea Party alters the Constitution to serve its agenda on Fredericksburg.com.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, February 28, 2011

The Tenthers Are Coming—and They Don’t Want You to Go to College

Ian Millhiser profiles in Campus Progress the "tenthers" in Congress who are challenging all federal involvement in education on the grounds that it's unconstitutional.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, February 7, 2011