Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice.

Articles by this author

"The Supreme Court may well have to decide key legal and constitutional issues revolving around Donald Trump and his scandals." (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Courting Disaster: The Trouble With Brett Kavanaugh's Views of Executive Power in the Age of Trump
Cross-posted from the New York Daily News “If the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.” So said Richard Nixon after his resignation. Nixon left office in August 1974, just two weeks after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, U.S. vs. Nixon . The chief executive had argued he could...
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Friday, November 13, 2015
In 2016, Integrity of Our Democracy at Stake
While it may feel like it has been going on forever, the 2016 election is one year from now. The presidency is at stake, of course. Control of the Senate, of state legislatures, and even (theoretically) of the House of Representatives is up in the air. But in basic ways, the very integrity of our...
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Monday, October 20, 2014
How the Supreme Court Made a Mess of Our Voting System
Alexis de Tocqueville famously observed in 1835, “Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.” That certainly describes the grand struggle over voting rights now unfolding in courtrooms across the country. And when it...
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