Mia Brett

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

Three ways SCOTUS put greater limits on habeas corpus this term

June 24, 2022 /

Evidently, innocence isn’t enough to stop executions.

Liberal swooning over Liz Cheney? Please

June 17, 2022 /

For her, insurrection is fine, just not armed insurrection.

Democracy is controversial

June 9, 2022 /

Even if the J6 hearings change nothing, remember that.

Thanks to the US Supreme Court, Uvalde police were not required by law to save those kids

June 3, 2022 /

We should not accept such rulings. 

White supremacists radicalize young white men. Gun makers sell them guns. The NRA makes both look noble. People die

May 31, 2022 /

In the US, gun culture and white-power politics go hand in hand. 

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.