Author: Burt Likko
To sum up the draft opinion on abortion, Justice Alito focuses on the abstract intellectual and legal origins of rights.
Burt Likko on moving the Overton Window and lessons taught by his predecessor upon these pages, the Blues Brothers, & William F. Buckley, Jr.
The “alternative electoral certificates” and “alternate electors” were intended to provide the illusion of lawfulness to the unlawful.
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn is maybe the art-housiest of every art-house movie I’ve seen in at least the past ten years
In which pro-vaccination employment attorney Burt Likko is repeatedly asked to help people avoid their employers’ vaccination mandates.
What might be done to mitigate the contra-democratic effect the peculiar tradition of filibuster has in the Senate? Burt Likko has an idea.
Burt Likko compares the bizarre subversion-of-democracy fantasies of Trump supporters with the actual law, and is unimpressed.
It was, quite simply, a definitively Portland experience, the exact sort of thing I had hoped to find upon relocating to the Rose City.
Opponents of D.C. statehood, with the certainty of gospel truth, state DC statehood would require a Constitutional Amendment. I disagree. Am I right to?
In which a farmer from Ohio and a very sick woman from California, across the generations, test the notion of the limited nature of Federal power.
Does the Constitution guarantee a right to have the Constitution itself? A recent dissenting opinion suggests so, and Burt Likko muses upon what that means in today’s age of impeachment.
The story of “Mrs. Fletcher,” a limited series currently on HBO based upon a novel by Tom Perrotta, tries to have it all three ways…
The past isn’t ever really past, and ghosts don’t ever die. So instead of avoiding them or feeling bad, maybe try confronting them a little bit?
U.S. v. Nixon was, beyond doubt, the most consequential decision Burger ever wrote and probably the most politically consequential decision between Brown v. Board of Education and Bush v. Gore.
“I could never lend myself to any transaction, however respectable, that would commercialize on the prestige and dignity of the office of the presidency,” – Former President Harry Truman
A bingeable podcast series confronts the big question, “Are We Doomed?”