No satisfactory resolution of the debate over the treatment of suspected terrorists is likely until at least 2009.
A vote by Congress to censure Alberto Gonzales would be both constitutional and supported by precedent.
Supreme Court justices seemed to be missing the point during oral arguments over curbs that the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law imposes on free speech.
A bogus rape charge shouldn't derail the Navy career of 23-year-old Lamar Owens Jr., the former quarterback of the Naval Academy's football team.
Running the Justice Department is a big, big job that can be done well only by people with superior abilities and judgment.
An appeals court ruling striking down a D.C. gun control law is right and should be affirmed.
A look at how the Supreme Court might change constitutional law on abortion, gay rights, and other big issues.
For the good of the war on terrorism, the United States needs to create a National Security Court to try enemy combatants.
Does it make sense that we punish corporate malefactors who lie to stockholders more seriously than we punish most murders?
An Obama win in 2008 would be by far the best thing that has happened to African-Americans, and to race relations, in more than 50 years.
In the new year, Congress should resolve to repair the deeply flawed system for detaining terrorism suspects.
Socioeconomic integration is more effective than racial balancing in improving the academic performance of poor children.
The Supreme Court should rule that EPA's posture about the dangers of global warming violates the Clean Air Act.
Michael Chertoff tells Atlantic contributor Stuart Taylor Jr. what it’s like to run the Department of Homeland Security. An edited transcript. (For the full transcript, click here)
Michael Chertoff tells Atlantic contributor Stuart Taylor Jr. what it's like to run the Department of Homeland Security. The full transcript
A fog of confusion surrounds the question of what can be done to extract potentially lifesaving information.
The Supreme Court's ruling on the Texas redistricting case illustrates a recurring problem: The Court has a tendency to make things more confusing, not more clear.
Why Supreme Court justices have more free time than ever—and why it should be taken away
Republicans who minimize the CIA leak case resemble Democrats who trivialized the Monica Lewinsky case.
Most young black lawyers, according to a new study, do not fare well in large law firms precisely because of the racial preferences that get them hired in the first place.