Mia Brett

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

Ketanji Brown Jackson showed class. The GOP showed their ass

March 24, 2022 /

Apparently, CRT means “Black” now.

Texas says gender-affirming care is child abuse. It’s the latest in a history of states weaponizing child protective services

March 17, 2022 /

If it isn’t gender-affirming care, it’s something else.a

Worried about Ukraine’s sovereignty? Then worry about Native tribal sovereignty, too

March 3, 2022 /

Federal law recognizes the political identity of indigenous peoples. But a conservative case, soon under SCOTUS review, could change that.

Tennessee steps into our long history of vigilante justice

February 25, 2022 /

Lynching in the 21st century.

Rape victims are damned if they do, damned if they don’t

February 17, 2022 /

Hundreds of thousands of rapes are reported but evidence ignored. Hundreds of thousands of rapists are free to rape again.

Though for now boxed out of the Supreme Court’s majority, liberal justices can still influence legal arguments with dissent

February 10, 2022 /

The effect of the first Black female nominee.

Whoopi Goldberg engaged a difficult conversation and misunderstood some of it. Suspending her doesn’t help

February 3, 2022 /

In reality, race makes no sense. So it’s no surprise that racism is inconsistent and nonsensical or that talking about it is confusing. 

It looks like the six Republican justices are ready to believe the lies told about affirmative action

January 26, 2022 /

Edward Blum’s corrupt faith in “colorblindness.”

Dual sovereignty or double jeopardy?

January 21, 2022 /

A case with lasting implications for tribal authority.

When it comes to slavery, the past isn’t past

January 13, 2022 /

We aren’t just fighting the historical legacy of slavery, but also the current political system that was always meant to uphold it.