We the People – 1/19

Clinton v. Jones, presidential immunity and Donald Trump By David Adler Great questions of constitutional law — how can the president be held accountable, whether the president is amenable to the judicial process, and the question of whether the president of the...

We the People – 1/12

McCulloch v. Maryland: Why we have implied powers By David Adler By virtually every measurement, McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) ranks as Chief Justice John Marshall’s greatest opinion, and, in the view of many legal scholars, the most important decision ever rendered by...

We the People – 1/5

Cooper v. Aaron: Striking down nullification, again By David Adler In 1958, in Cooper v. Aaron, the Supreme Court, ensnared in the white-hot cauldron of southern resistance to federal authority, the Supremacy Clause and the abolition of segregation, delivered a...

We the People – 12/22

Federalist 78: Foundation for Marbury v. Madison By David Adler The Federalist Papers, it has been said, constitute one of the most important works in the world of political science ever written in the history of the United States. There is little exaggeration, if...

Letters to the editor / OP/ED – 12/22

To the Editor, Access to affordable child care is essential for parents to return to the workforce and maintain quality employment. Yet, many communities across North Dakota lack accessible and affordable child care that meets the demand for our state’s working...

We the People – 12/15

Origins of judicial review and  Marbury v. Madison By David Adler Skeptics of the federal judiciary’s authority to declare laws unconstitutional have expressed doubts and concerns ever since the Supreme Court, in Marbury v. Madison (1803), first exercised the awesome...