Mia Brett

Mia Brett, PhD, is the Editorial Board's legal historian. She lives with her gorgeous dog, Tchotchke. You can find her @queenmab87.

How anti-abortion laws suppress the vote

May 19, 2022 /

Women and trans people face obstacles few consider.

History loves a good protest

May 13, 2022 /

Senators and justices alleging violence should rethink their allegations.

Republican justices appear ready to strike down Roe before overturning other privacy rights

May 3, 2022 /

Samuel Alito’s assurances are hardly comforting.

New Deal 1.0 was racist. New Deal 2.0 must reflect America as it is

May 2, 2022 /

It used facially neutral policies to cause racial discrimination.

Mask mandate judge made up law to reach desired outcome

April 25, 2022 /

Kathryn Kimball Mizelle’s ruling is part of a long-term rightwing project to undermine the ability of the federal government to function.

Melissa Lucio, mother of 14 deemed unfit ‘good mother,’ faces punishment by death years after daughter’s deadly accident

April 23, 2022 /

Jurors at her trial now doubt her guilty verdict. Her execution is scheduled for April 27. All eyes are on Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Fetal homicide laws pave the way for ‘fetal personhood’

April 15, 2022 /

These laws are ripe for criminalizing pregnant people. 

While Republicans in Florida debate ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ Republicans in Tennessee are close to legalizing child marriage

April 7, 2022 /

Some are already skirting Tennessee’s current marriage law.

Steal an election? Bush v Gore did. Ted Cruz helped. He advised Trump on how to do it again

March 31, 2022 /

Cruz said he was convinced Al Gore “was trying to steal the presidency.”

Ketanji Brown Jackson showed class. The GOP showed their ass

March 24, 2022 /

Apparently, CRT means “Black” now.