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Scott Lemieux

is teaching professor of political science at the University of Washington.

New York State

Opinion

U.S. Supreme Court likely to overturn NY gun law

Trump appointees threaten strict licensing requirements for carrying firearms.

Coronavirus

Opinion

The Supreme Court’s illogical overturning of COVID-19 restrictions

New York’s limits on religious gatherings weren’t discriminatory.

Coronavirus

Opinion

Trump or Cuomo could quarantine New York

The president and governor have the authority to order a lockdown. They just might not get reelected if they do.

New York City

Opinion

Could New York City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning rule be overturned?

If a lawsuit against Marin County, California succeeds in the Supreme Court, the New York policy could be vulnerable.

New York State

Opinion

The landlords' improbable lawsuit against rent regulations should fail

The lawsuit against New York City and New York state, filed by a collection of real estate interests, to overturn the new rent regulations should be laughed out of court, but it might find a sympathetic audience among conservative jurists, writes the University of Washington’s Scott Lemieux.

New York State

Opinion

New York will get Trump’s tax returns

Last week, the state Senate passed a bill that would allow Congress to access President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, and New York state is much more likely than congressional Democrats to beat Trump in court, writes law professor Scott Lemieux.

gun control

Opinion

The high stakes of NYC’s U.S. Supreme Court gun control case

The decision could signal how a more conservative court will interpret the Second Amendment.

Andrew Cuomo

Opinion

New York won’t beat the federal tax law in court, and it shouldn’t

New York is taking the federal government to court over the SALT deduction cap. But New York’s legal reasoning would, if accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court, cripple the federal government’s powers of taxation in ways that would restrict future Democratic congresses as well.

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