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Steve Vladeck

professor at the University of Texas School of Law

Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law whose teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law and national security law. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Just Security blog (@just_security) and co-host of "The National Security Law Podcast" (@nslpodcast).

Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law whose teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law and national security law. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Just Security blog (@just_security) and co-host of "The National Security Law Podcast" (@nslpodcast).

Latest from Steve Vladeck

17d ago

The familiar irony at the bottom of Trump’s selective prosecution argument

It’s hard to think of a Supreme Court plaintiff with whom Donald Trump has less in common than Lee Yick. Hopefully Mar-a-Lago Judge Cannon feels the same.
66d ago

A crackdown on 'judge shopping' provoked a rather telling Republican reaction

On Tuesday, the Judicial Conference made it harder to hand-pick a judge (like Matthew Kacsmaryk) for big cases. The reaction from Mitch McConnell was revealing.
104d ago

The bad-faith argument against good-faith accountability for Trump

Even before Trump’s immunity claim was rejected by the Washington, D.C., circuit court on Tuesday, Republicans were already activating the cycle of political payback.
153d ago

Gov. Greg Abbott's new immigration law ignores the obvious

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB4 into law this week. Here's why the Supreme Court will likely overturn this anti-immigration bill.
164d ago

The Supreme Court is too dependent upon its 'friends'

Politico's new investigation into the influence of conservative groups like the Federalist Society connects Justice Alito, amicus briefs and Roe v. Wade.
323d ago

Don't believe the data: This is the most conservative Supreme Court we’ve known

Supreme Court term on Friday touched off what has become an annual tradition. But the SCOTUS opinions and decisions from 9 judges need an accurate assessment.
379d ago

The nefarious practice of judge shopping has to end

The anti-abortion activists behind the effort to revoke the FDA's approval of mifepristone unwittingly drew attention to the practice of “judge shopping.”
527d ago

Elon Musk’s basic misunderstandings of free speech are a problem for all of us

Elon Musk’s free speech Twitter Files questions about the First Amendment are bad for America. Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss aren't helping.
571d ago

Team Trump is loving this 'shadow docket' Supreme Court loophole

From Lindsey Graham to Donald Trump to Kelli Ward, this worrying pattern of behavior sends an increasingly partisan message.
589d ago

Trump's Supreme Court gambit isn't frivolous. Why it will likely fail anyway.

Although some have suggested that this is just another effort by Trump to delay, I think it has a far simpler explanation.
602d ago

Everyone involved in this pro-Trump brief should know better — including Ken Paxton

As a rant masquerading as a legal filing, it was unbecoming of any lawyer. As a brief signed by the attorneys general of nearly a dozen U.S. states, it was indefensible.