Mia Brett

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

South Carolina went 10 years without an execution. There’s no good reason for firing squads now

May 21, 2021 /

Mia Brett explains the legal history behind its decision.

The pandemic expanded access to the abortion pill. Now anti-choice states are racing to catch up

May 14, 2021 /

Expect attempts to control the mail, writes Mia Brett.

Why it’s legal in 19 states to physically assault kids

May 7, 2021 /

Last month, a principal “paddled” a child in front of her undocumented mother.

The United States was not founded as a Christian nation, but it acted like one for much of its history

April 30, 2021 /

Some on the left are wrong. Most on the right are more wrong, writes Mia Brett.

There was a brief time when civil courts could force cops to pay damages. Then SCOTUS stepped in

April 23, 2021 /

Legal historian Mia Brett explains how we got here.

The history that went into killing Adam Toledo

April 16, 2021 /

Most of us think policing was invented to deal with crime. Not so, says Mia Brett.

A voting law doesn’t have to mention race to disenfranchise voters according to race

April 10, 2021 /

Mia Brett explains why America needs HR1.

‘Vaccine passports,’ or something like them, are a common feature in American history

April 3, 2021 /

This is a far cry from fascism or tyranny, writes Mia Brett.

Yes, the founders favored gun control

March 27, 2021 /

Don’t believe the NRA’s propaganda, writes Mia Brett.

Atlanta shooter’s claims—’sex addiction,’ eliminating ‘temptation,’ Christian morality—do not matter

March 18, 2021 /

The truth is obvious if only we dare to see, says Mia Brett.