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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

Interactive Assessment: Judge Vinson’s Affordable Care Act Decision

cursor icon Interactive The Center for American Progress demonstrates why Vinson’s ruling in Florida is wrong or purposively misleading in every section.

by Neera Tanden, Ian Millhiser, Tony Carrk | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Health Reform Will Survive in the Courts

Judge Roger Vinson's health reform decision is all but certain to be ignored by higher-court judges who understand their duty to follow the Constitution, writes Ian Millhiser.

by Ian Millhiser | Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Clearly Constitutional

book_alt2 icon Report Ian Millhiser explains how the new health care reform law fits within the powers granted to Congress by the Constitution.

by Ian Millhiser | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Chief Justice John Roberts follows in his equally conservative predecessor’s footsteps by speaking out against the vacancy crisis in the federal judiciary, writes Ian Millhiser.

by Ian Millhiser | Monday, January 3, 2011

The Most Neglected Branch

Progressives need to demand that the Senate move forward with stalled judicial nominations, writes Ian Millhiser. Progress is at stake.

by Ian Millhiser | Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Health Care Ruling: Good News for Reform Backers

Ian Millhiser explains why a district court judge's ruling on the Affordable Care Act is good news for reform supporters.

by Ian Millhiser | Monday, December 13, 2010

First Monday

Ian Millhiser previews the new Supreme Court term and weighs in on what the Court’s cases could mean for corporations, consumers, and workers.

by Ian Millhiser | Monday, October 4, 2010

The Tyranny of the Timepiece

Ian Millhiser explains how the Senate's rules and tight schedule lead to a legislative logjam.

by Ian Millhiser | Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Minority Rules

Ian Millhiser enumerates 10 ways to hold up judicial nominations, legislation, and other Senate business.

by Ian Millhiser | Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Infographic: Running Out the Clock

An infographic from Ian Millhiser illustrates how a small minority in the Senate can prevent a president's nominees from being confirmed through blanket obstructionism.

by Ian Millhiser | Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ask the Expert: Why Aren’t Judicial Nominees Being Confirmed?

Ian Millhiser explains the judicial confirmation process and why fewer than half of President Obama's nominees have been confirmed by the Senate.

by Ian Millhiser | Monday, August 16, 2010

Living Out The True Meaning of Our Creed

Federal Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision striking down California’s ban on same-sex marriage is a victory for equality, write Ian Millhiser and Jeff Krehely.

by Ian Millhiser and Jeff Krehely | Friday, August 6, 2010

What’s Next After Kagan

Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court belies a looming crisis in the lower courts, writes Ian Millhiser.

by Ian Millhiser | Friday, August 6, 2010

Delaying the Inevitable

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s meritless lawsuit against health care reform will, sadly, have to live to die another day, writes Ian Millhiser.

by Ian Millhiser | Tuesday, August 3, 2010