Garrett Epps

Garrett Epps, a former reporter for The Washington Post, is a novelist and legal scholar. He teaches courses in constitutional law and creative writing for law students at the University of Baltimore and lives in Washington, D.C. His new book is American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution.

Is There a Right to Lie in Politics?

The Supreme Court didn't answer that question directly on Monday, but it laid the groundwork for eliminating unwise laws against untruths.

Should Courts Stay Out of the Race Business?

Based on their opinion in yesterday's affirmative action case, three Supreme Court justices seem to think that minority rights should be left in the hands of voters.

What Is Clarence Thomas Thinking?

The justice is famous for keeping quiet. But in this week's clean air arguments, his voice could have added something significant.