Garrett Epps

Garrett Epps is a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He teaches constitutional law and creative writing for law students at the University of Baltimore. His latest book is American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court.

The Twilight of Antonin Scalia

The conservative hero's fiery 2012 dissent on same-sex marriage could be his most influential opinion—but not in the way he intended.

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.