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Ian Millhiser Archives

Falling Off a Cliff

book_alt2 icon Report Ian Millhiser explains why and how Senate obstructionism has made judicial confirmation rates nosedive in the Obama administration.

By Ian Millhiser | Friday, July 30, 2010

Doomed to Repeat History

book_alt2 icon Report The right is re-embracing lunatic constitutional arguments from the past, Ian Millhiser writes, but history shows that their ideas are doomed to failure.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, July 19, 2010

Halting IT Boondoggles

The White House today announced that it will halt troubled IT spending and begin a long-overdue review of government technology, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, June 28, 2010

Narrowly Dodged Bullets: John Roberts’s Dissenting Opinions

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’s dissents reveal a clear favoritism to corporations.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, June 28, 2010

Could Scalia Get Confirmed by Today’s Conservatives?

Yet, if Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's opponents are to be believed, this right-wing icon is far too liberal to sit on the Court, writes Ian Millhiser at AOL News.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, June 28, 2010

Executive Privilege 101

Ian Millhiser provides a primer for the Kagan nomination process on what executive privilege is, why some documents can’t be disclosed, and how to overcome it.

By Ian Millhiser | Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Experience Comes from More than a Judge’s Robe

Elena Kagan will join the bench with a rich knowledge of the law and a wealth of understanding about the world beyond her chambers, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Qualified and Faithful Legal Mind

play_alt icon Video Ian Millhiser discusses when Elena Kagan will bring to the Supreme Court, why she's qualified for the job, and what all the fuss is about "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

By Ian Millhiser | Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Victory for Equal Justice

Elena Kagan’s record shows a brilliant legal mind committed to faithfully applying the law—without a thumb on the scale of justice, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, May 10, 2010

A Snail Mail Law in a Digital World

Revisions to the Paperwork Reduction Act, paired with the White House’s Open Government Directive, should help bring government into the Internet age, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, April 26, 2010

Standing Still as the Ground Shifted Right Under Him

It’s a testament to how conservative the Supreme Court has become that Stevens is considered a liberal justice, Ian Millhiser writes. President Obama should seize this opportunity to rebalance the rightward trend.

By Ian Millhiser | Friday, April 9, 2010

Immigration Nation

Immigrants created our nation and will power us forward in the 21st century. So why do some conservatives want to deny birthright citizenship to first-generation Americans?

By Marshall Fitz, Ian Millhiser, and Michael Werz | Thursday, April 8, 2010

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Hope for Activist Judges

Eleven conservative state attorneys general claim that health care reform is unconstitutional, but this has no basis in the law, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Improving Government Efficiency

book_alt2 icon Report Under-the-radar reforms in contracting and IT management are likely to save hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, March 15, 2010

Closed Eyes, Black Lungs

Our outdated information gathering systems leave many agencies half blind; automated information policies could save American lives and money, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Thursday, February 18, 2010