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Tara Helfman

Tara Helfman

Tara Helfman is a visiting scholar at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and an associate professor at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Trump tweet

Now that Donald Trump has won the presidency, one of his transition team’s top priorities should be ensuring that the candidate who came to power...
trademark

Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear oral argument in Lee v. Tam, a case that could determine whether the United States Patent and...
Brexit

Ever since the results of last week’s Brexit referendum were announced, commentators on both sides of the Atlantic have been oscillating wildly through the stages...
Supreme Court

In the affirmative-action case decided on Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the decisive...
little sisters of the poor

The Supreme Court’s ruling this morning in Zubik v. Burwell kicks the can down the road on religious liberty in the United States and substantially...
Scalia

With the sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the United States has lost a great justice and a Great Dissenter. The Supreme Court has known...

When the curtain opens on Sophocles’s Antigone, Thebes is reeling from a fratricidal war. The rivals for the crown have killed each other in battle,...

In a matter of months, the Supreme Court will decide whether a right to same-sex marriage is guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution....