Mia Brett

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

Abortion as self-defense in the coming age of ‘personhood’

August 2, 2022 /

Pregnancy is an imminent threat of bodily harm.

There’s no such thing as settled law anymore

July 27, 2022 /

These popular fundamental rights must be vigorously fought for the way we wish abortion had been protected when we had the chance.

Don’t fight ‘fetal personhood’ by taking the idea to extremes

July 19, 2022 /

That reaffirms privileging fetuses over women.

Yes, Dred Scott and Dobbs share similarities. No, they are not what the anti-abortionists say they are

July 8, 2022 /

A brief history of SCOTUS’ worst ruling.

The Supreme Court’s nod to white Christian theocracy

July 1, 2022 /

The first step toward undoing a number of civil rights cases. 

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.