Mia Brett

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

A huge step toward controlling the academy by Ron DeSantis

January 25, 2023 /

The anti-critical race theory panic just won’t die, writes Mia Brett.

If there’s a ‘crisis at the border,’ it’s of the government’s making

January 18, 2023 /

No matter how you cross the border, you are not illegal. 

Abortion pills, abortion bans and Republican policies that kill

December 20, 2022 /

Anti-abortionists claim in a new suit that the Food and Drug Administration shouldn’t have approved it in the first place. 

Ye’s antisemitism is straight from the white supremacist playbook

December 13, 2022 /

And it only serves white supremacy.

SCOTUS is dirty. Let’s clean it up

November 28, 2022 /

Rightwing justices aren’t going to police themselves.

No, Texas can’t invoke the invasion clause

November 23, 2022 /

It’s politics, not a legal theory.

The Supreme Court controlled the midterms 

November 16, 2022 /

It drove the issues. It dictated access to the ballot.

Yeah, no, Reconstruction laws were actually race conscious

November 4, 2022 /

Critics of affirmative action want you to believe that laws meant to protect Black people weren’t meant to protect Black people.

The Republicans want judges to define ‘Black’

October 25, 2022 /

We’ve been here before. It was bad then. It’s bad now.

SCOTUS ignores its own rulings to keep executions going

October 20, 2022 /

A death row man ate his own eye. Justices said whatevs.