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27 Apr 2018, 4:26 am by Edith Roberts
” In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Richard Pildes explains why partisan gerrymandering, a practice challenged in two pending Supreme Court cases, “today is far more extreme and pervasive than in the past. [read post]
23 May 2017, 3:15 am by Edith Roberts
” Ruthann Robson analyzes the opinion at the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, and at the Election Law Blog, Richard Pildes and Justin Levitt do the same here and here, respectively. [read post]
22 May 2018, 4:31 am by Edith Roberts
” At the Election Law Blog, Richard Pildes observes that after yesterday’s October-sitting opinion from Justice Neil Gorsuch, “it is most likely that Chief Justice Roberts is writing the opinion for the Court in [partisan-gerrymandering case Gill v. [read post]
26 Mar 2018, 4:31 am by Edith Roberts
” Also at the Election Law Blog, Richard Pildes suggests that “it’s  helpful to figure out whether the First Amendment challenge treats partisan gerrymandering more like racial gerrymandering or like racial vote dilution,” because “[d]oing so clarifies what the key elements of proof ought to be, what the nature of the asserted constitutional harm is, and what the consequences are likely to be from adopting one way or the other of understanding a… [read post]
6 Dec 2008, 1:15 pm
  Legal Structures of Democracy ,   Richard Pildes   20. [read post]
19 Sep 2022, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
This post was prepared for a roundtable on Comparative Constitutional Design, convened as part of LevinsonFest 2022—a year-long series gathering scholars from diverse disciplines and viewpoints to reflect on Sandy Levinson’s influential work in constitutional law. [read post]
7 Jun 2019, 6:11 am by Bob Bauer
First-rate scholars have argued a range of failures, including Richard Pildes’s contention that Mueller abdicated a “core responsibility” in declining to reach a judgment on obstruction of justice and Jack Goldsmith’s argument that the Mueller report misapplied the law governing a president’s exposure to liability for obstruction.. [read post]
22 May 2018, 7:57 am by Anthony Gaughan
Richard Pildes explained on Election Law Blog yesterday, it’s possible that Kennedy has only joined the conservatives in Gill for the purpose of dismissing the case on narrow standing grounds. [read post]
20 Jun 2018, 4:10 am by Edith Roberts
” Additional commentary and analysis come from Justin Levitt in an op-ed for The Washington Post, Richard Pildes in an op-ed for The New York Times, Mark Joseph Stern at Slate, Vann Newkirk at The Atlantic, Eric Segal in an op-ed for NBC News, Galen Druke at FiveThirtyEight, Carolyn Shapiro in an op-ed at The Hill, Thomas Mann at Brookings, Medium’s Flippable blog, Jeffrey Toobin at The New Yorker, and Walter Olson at the Cato Institute’s Cato at Liberty blog, who… [read post]
2 Sep 2007, 11:25 am
As Levinson and Richard Pildes argue, if one wants to guarantee oversight, one has to redesign our institutions to take account of the reality of party systems. [read post]
2 Mar 2017, 4:13 am by Edith Roberts
” A contrary view comes from Richard Pildes, also at the Election Law Blog, who considers “today’s decision a major new precedent with broad implications, not just for racial gerrymandering issues, but for partisan gerrymandering ones potentially as well. [read post]
1 May 2018, 4:14 am by Edith Roberts
At the Election Law Blog, Rick Pildes remarks that during oral argument in Abbott v. [read post]
6 Apr 2012, 1:58 pm by Joshua Matz
  Richard Wolf of USA Today and Michael Doyle and David Lightman of McClatchey Newspapers offer historical perspective on disputes between presidents and the Court; at Balkanization, Rick Pildes warns against too-easy analogies to FDR, noting that “it is also important to realize just how different that moment was — in terms of both the Court and the political branches — than where we are for now. [read post]
6 Nov 2011, 6:06 am by Kenneth Anderson
 I am reminded of an excellent essay (it is short, 14 pages, and clear, elegant, and accessible) by NYU’s Richard Pildes a couple of years ago on Cass Sunstein’s body of work which, of course, is central to this discussion. [read post]
6 Oct 2013, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
  As law professors Daryl Levinson and Richard Pildes argued in an important 2006 Harvard Law Review article, during periods of unified government—when one party controls both houses of Congress and the Presidency—our system works very much like a parliamentary one, with the President finding support for his agenda in the legislature, while in times of divided government, separation of powers works all too well, for then a determined opposition can create gridlock.… [read post]
6 Mar 2012, 9:15 am by Rick Hills
An important amicus brief written by my colleagues, Rick Pildes and Sam Issacharoff, urges the SCOTUS to grant cert in the Siegelman case to resolve these perplexities of the Mail Fraud statute. [read post]
28 Jun 2019, 4:21 am by Edith Roberts
” At Balkinization, Rick Pildes describes the decision as “a powerful example of what I call an ‘institutionally realist’ approach to judicial review of executive branch action. [read post]
20 Jun 2018, 6:48 pm by Anthony Gaughan
As Professor Richard Pildes explained in a New York Times op-ed yesterday, “The court’s rejection of statewide challenges in the Wisconsin case will make gerrymandering litigation more complex. [read post]