Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: Understanding U.S. Immigration for the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming May 2020) by A. Naomi Paik
The Big Gamble: The Migration of Eritreans to Europe by Milena Belloni
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Welcome America is presenting a cook book, Taste of Belonging: A Collection of Recipes and Ways to Strengthen Community Across Differences, to promote cultural understanding. Created as a toolkit and resource guide, the cookbook is intended for individuals and organizations seeking fresh inspiration and tips for building connections and decreasing prejudice in communities.
The introduction to the cookbook quotes chef Jose Andres:
From biryani to bulgogi and tortillas to tikkis, food has the power to evoke memories, bring people together, and transport you to other places.
Learn more and read the downloadable cookbook here.
To learn even more about using food as a tool for understanding, register for the session on "Fostering a Sense of Belonging in Your Community" at the Welcoming Interactive on May 5.
Monday, April 19, 2021
The Trump administration's war on asylum and what Congress and the Biden administration can do about it
Donald Trump's 2016 campaign centered around immigration issues such as his promise to build a border wall separating the US and Mexico. While he never built a physical wall, he did erect a legal one. Over the past three years, the Trump administration has put forth regulations, policies, and practices all designed to end opportunities for asylum seekers. If left unchecked, these policies will effectually lead to the end of asylum, turning the United States—once a global leader in refugee aid—into a country with one of the most restrictive asylum systems.
In The End of Asylum, three experts in immigration law offer a comprehensive examination of the rise and demise of the US asylum system. Beginning with the Refugee Act of 1980, they describe how Congress adopted a definition of refugee based on the UN Refugee Convention and prescribed equitable and transparent procedures for a uniform asylum process. The authors then chart the evolution of this process, showing how Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses tweaked the asylum system but maintained it as a means of protecting victims of persecution—until the Trump administration. By expanding his executive reach, twisting obscure provisions in the law, undermining past precedents, and creating additional obstacles for asylum seekers, Trump's policies have effectively ended asylum. The book concludes with a roadmap and a call to action for the Biden administration and Congress to repair and reform the US asylum system.
This eye-opening work reveals the extent to which the Trump administration has dismantled fundamental American ideals of freedom from persecution and shows us what we can do about it.
Andrew I. Schoenholtz is a professor from practice at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he is the codirector of the asylum clinic, the Center for Applied Legal Studies. He is also the director of the Human Rights Institute and the Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. He is the former deputy director of the US Commission on Immigration Reform. His publications focus especially on the Refugee Convention and the US asylum system.
Jaya Ramji-Nogales is the associate dean for academic affairs and I. Herman Stern Research Professor at Temple University's Beasley School of Law, where she teaches refugee law and policy and created, along with her students, the Temple Law Asylum Project. In addition to two books presenting empirical studies of the US asylum system coauthored with Schoenholtz and Schrag, she has published extensively on international refugee law and global migration law.
Philip G. Schrag is the Delaney Family Professor of Public Interest Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches professional responsibility as well as codirecting the asylum clinic. He is the author of sixteen previous books and dozens of articles on asylum adjudication, legal ethics, nuclear arms control, consumer protection, legal education, and other topics of public law. During the Carter administration he was the deputy general counsel of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
The Crate Escape by Brian Robson is available in kindle format on Amazon. Here's the publisher's blurb:
In 1962, when air-travel was in its infancy, a nineteen-year-old boy who felt trapped in Melbourne, Australia, made up his mind that he was going to return to his homeland in the United Kingdom. He was prevented from doing so by both lack of documentation and the funds required.
Putting an idea to work without the thought of losing his life, he became the first person in history to fly for nearly five days in a crate across the Pacific Ocean.
The Washington Post offered a lengthy write-up on Robson's adventures in flying-as-freight a few days ago. Robson told WaPo that the reason he decided to write about his adventure now was because he's interested in tracking down the two Irish lads he convinced to nail him securely into the crate for shipping.
It's an interesting tale for immprofs across multiple dimensions: why the Welshman went to Australia in the first place (work), why he wanted to leave (working conditions), why he couldn't (work commitment/money/visa rules), and how he sought to bypass all of these problems in shipping himself home as freight instead of traveling as a passenger. Robson's plan went unfortunately awry -- he wasn't shipped directly back to Wales but instead detoured to Los Angeles. And, there, the immigration story gets even more interesting. As WaPo writes: "Robson could have faced charges of illegally entering the United States, he said, but officials instead chose to send him home to Wales, where he had wanted to go all along."
In what is undoubtedly a surprise to no one, Robson has already signed a contract to turn his story into a movie.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought to, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world. To be a refugee is to grapple with your place in society, attempting to reconcile the life you have known with a new, unfamiliar home. All this while bearing the burden of gratitude in your host nation: the expectation that you should be forever thankful for the space you have been allowed.
Aged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother, and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel-turned–refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. She settled in Oklahoma, then made her way to Princeton. In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement. In these pages, a couple falls in love over the phone, and women gather to prepare the noodles that remind them of home. A closeted queer man tries to make his case truthfully as he seeks asylum, and a translator attempts to help new arrivals present their stories to officials.
Nothing here is flattened; nothing is simplistic. Nayeri offers a new understanding of refugee life, confronting dangers from the metaphor of the swarm to the notion of “good” immigrants. She calls attention to the harmful way in which Western governments privilege certain dangers over others. With surprising and provocative questions, The Ungrateful Refugee recalibrates the conversation around the refugee experience. Here are the real human stories of what it is like to be forced to flee your home, and to journey across borders in the hope of starting afresh.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
The book was originally written by Kennedy in 1958, while he was still a senator, as part of the Anti-Defamation League's series entitled the One Nation Library. As President, Kennedy called on Congress to undertake a full reevaluation of the U.S. immigration laws and began to revise the book. In August 1963, excerpts of the 1958 pamphlet were published in the New York Times Magazine. President Kennedy was assassinated before completing the revision, but the book was post-humously published in 1964 with an introduction by Robert F. Kennedy. In 1965, Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1965, which abolished the discriminatory national origins system that Kennedy criticizes. In 2008, the book was reprinted by the Anti-Defamation League.
A Nation of Immigrants contains a short history of immigration in the United States beginning in colonial America, an analysis of the importance immigration has played in American history, and John F. Kennedy's proposals for the liberalization of immigration law. Kennedy had this to say about Mexican immigration:
"Today many of our newcomers are from Mexico & Puerto Rico. We sometimes forget that Puerto Ricans are US citizens by birth & therefore cannot be considered immigrants. Nonetheless, they often receive the same discriminatory treatment and opprobrium that were faced by other waves of newcomers. The same things are said today of Puerto Ricans and Mexicans that were once said of Irish, Italians, Germans and Jews: "They'll never adjust; they can't learn the language; they won't be absorbed."
Perhaps our brightest hope for the future lies in the lessons of the past. As each new wave of immigration has reached America it has been faced with problems, not only the problems that come with making new homes and new jobs, but, more important, the problems of getting along with people of different backgrounds and habits.
Somehow, the difficult adjustments are made and people get down to the tasks of earning a living, raising a family, living with their neighbors, and, in the process, building a nation." (page 31, original edition).
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is the first immigrant to serve in the Senate. Senator Hirono was born to a family who lived modestly on a rice farm in Japan. Her mother sought out a better life for their family in Hawaii, where Hirono grew up and attended college. After getting her start in Hawaii state politics, she ran for the U.S. House of Representatives to fill the seat of her friend and mentor Representative Patsy Mink and then moved to the Senate with the retirement of Senator Daniel Akaka. This made her the first Asian American woman in the Senate
Senator Hirono serves on the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and the Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship among others. She chairs the Subcommittees on Energy and Seapower. During her time in Congress, she has become increasingly public in her critiques of the right's political stances. She deplored the Muslim ban called for Trump's impeachment long before others in Congress considered it. She questioned Supreme Court nominees Brent Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. And her stances are not only partisan: she has called on President Biden to nominate more people of color for senior positions (before changing her stance) and pushed him to fill judicial seats in order to reverse the conservative tilt on the bench that flows from a torrent of Trump-appointed judges.
The story of her emerging presence in Congress are told in Senator Hirono's memoir, Heart of Fire, will be published on April 20 and in Episode 3 of the PBS documentary Asian Americans (profiled by KitJ for ImmigrationProf Blog)
Thursday, March 25, 2021
In Forbes, Stuart Anderson speaks with Dree Collopy, chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Asylum and Refugee Liaison Committee and author of the book Asylum Primer (2019 edition) A key point: "Nothing any U.S. president says is going to stop people from fleeing violence. Doing so is akin to telling someone to stay in a burning house," Collopy says.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Driving While Brown Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance by Terry Greene Sterling & Jude Joffe-Block, University of California Press, April 2021
How Latino activists brought down powerful Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio
Journalists Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block spent years chronicling the human consequences of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s relentless immigration enforcement in Maricopa County, Arizona. In Driving While Brown, they tell the tale of two opposing movements that redefined Arizona’s political landscape—the restrictionist cause embraced by Arpaio and the Latino-led resistance that rose up against it.
The story follows Arpaio, his supporters, and his adversaries, including Lydia Guzman, who gathered evidence for a racial-profiling lawsuit that took surprising turns. Guzman joined a coalition determined to stop Arpaio, reform unconstitutional policing, and fight for Latino civil rights. Driving While Brown details Arpaio's transformation—from "America’s Toughest Sheriff," who forced inmates to wear pink underwear, into the nation’s most feared immigration enforcer who ended up receiving President Donald Trump’s first pardon. The authors immerse readers in the lives of people on both sides of the battle and uncover the deep roots of the Trump administration's immigration policies.
The result of tireless investigative reporting, this powerful book provides critical insights into effective resistance to institutionalized racism and the community organizing that helped transform Arizona from a conservative stronghold into a battleground state.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.
From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia's Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals―personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others―that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.
Monday, March 15, 2021
Jean v. Nelson: A Civil Rights Revolution in Immigration by Irwin P. Stotsky (Carolina Academic Press, 2021)
Using the litigation documents and the sequential storyline of the plight of the Haitian asylum seekers, Jean v. Nelson litigation attorney and University of Miami Professor of Law Irwin P. Stotzky takes the reader through the landmark trial and complicated appellate process to the final United States Supreme Court decision. In doing so, he uses the actual filed documents, asides, and backstory, including the impact of Justice Marshall's dissent at the root of all current immigration law litigation, the guarantee of equal protection to asylum seekers detained around the United States.
I had a wonderful opportunity to discuss Jean v. Nelson with Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc at a virtual conference in October 2020.
The year 2020 marked the 35th anniversary of Justice Thurgood Marshall's groundbreaking dissent in Jean v. Nelson, wherein Justice Marshall called for equal protection to apply to Haitian immigrants, and to prohibit the U.S. government from discriminating on the basis of race or national origin.
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Justice Marshall’s dissent, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law presented a virtual conference exploring the intersection of immigration and racial justice.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Kathleen Kim at Loyola Law School writes: We are finalizing the line-up of U.S. Supreme Court cases that will be re-rewritten from critical feminist perspectives, especially those that intersect with race, national origin, sexuality, religion, disability, and/or socioeconomic status. (Each rewritten opinion will be followed by commentary on the significance of the original decision and the intervention that the rewritten opinion brings.)
We are seeking authors who would like to re-write the following opinions:
Please email us if you are interested in re-writing one of those opinions by March 15th. The first drafts of re-written opinions will be due approximately July 30, 2021. The deadlines indicated in the initial attached Call for Proposals have been extended.
The full announcement appears below:
The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributing authors to rewrite judicial opinions and commentary on those opinions for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Immigration Law Opinions. This edited volume is part of a collaborative project among law professors and legal experts to rewrite, from a feminist perspective, key judicial decisions. The initial volume, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court, edited by Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger, and Bridget J. Crawford, was published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press. Stanchi, Berger and Crawford co-authored a Texas Law Review article that discusses the series. Subsequent volumes in the series have focused on different courts and different subjects. This call is for contributions to a volume of U.S. Supreme Court immigration decisions rewritten from a feminist perspective.
Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Immigration Law Opinions editors Kathleen Kim, Kevin Lapp and Jennifer Lee, seek prospective authors to rewrite immigration law opinions covering a range of topics. With the support of an Advisory Panel1, the editors have selected a list of cases to be rewritten (as noted below). Potential authors are welcome to suggest other cases, though certain constraints (including a preference for avoiding cases that have already been or soon will be rewritten for other volumes in this series) may preclude their addition to the volume. We also seek authors to provide brief commentary on the original and rewritten cases.
Rewritten opinions may be reimagined majority opinions, dissents, and/or concurrences, as appropriate to the case. Feminist judgment writers will be bound by law and precedent in effect at the time of the original decision (with a 10,000-word maximum for the rewritten opinion). Commentators will explain the original court decision, how the feminist judgment differs from the original judgment, and what difference the feminist judgment might have made going forward (4,000-word maximum for the commentary). The volume editors invite applications that make critical interventions in immigration law by advancing feminist norms and advocacy. We especially encourage intersectional critiques of immigration law, that consider issues of gender alongside race, sexuality, national origin, religion, disability, age, socioeconomic status, and/or other concerns.
Those interested in rewriting an opinion or providing commentary on one of the rewritten immigration law cases should email the volume editors (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) and state “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Immigration Law Opinions” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please indicate whether you are interested in writing an opinion or providing a commentary and specify one or more of the cases from the list below that you would like to rewrite or comment on. You may also suggest a case not listed.
The University of California Press celebrates Women's History Month 2021 by sharing its "rich record of publishing stories of women from throughout history, between disciplines, and across borders." The Press proclaims that "[f]rom the coral shores of the Caribbean to the front lines of student protests, from medieval reliquary vaults to California’s strawberry fields and beyond, our authors showcase the vibrancy of today’s woman-authored scholarship." It lists the following books:
Thursday, February 25, 2021
One of my sabbatical goals has been to read an immigration book a week. Six months in, I've finally read a single book. Lucky for me, I picked up My Trials: Inside America's Deportation Factories by former CARCEN attorney, immigration clinic director, refugee officer, and immigration judge Paul Grussendorf. Y'all, this book did not disappoint.
The Forward to the book notes that it is self-published and intentionally so. Grussendorf observes that publishing with a traditional outlet would have required taking out "political content" and turning the work into more of a "scholarly treatise." Grussendorf wasn't having that, and we are so lucky he made the choice he did.
The book is so spicy you will fly through its pages.
Consider Grussendorf's take on government attorneys, whom he berates for "taking outrageous positions that are absurd in their posture, except that the results are devastating for the poor immigrants[.]" (p. 60) He talks about his struggle with "the kinds of abuses that were taking place in my courtroom by government lawyers, including a general lack of respect for, and a calculated attempt to demean and degrade the individuals who were on trial[.]" (p. 149). He saw too many "young, overzealous attack-dogs". (p. 149) In another passage, Grussendorf talked about the failure to exercise reasonable prosecutorial discretion, noting: "I never understood whether the responsible official was mean spirited, a moral coward, or just afraid of being perceived by her peers as soft on criminals." (p. 222)
Grussendorf also calls out "abusive" IJs (p. 60), arguing that "incredibly inept, culturally insensitive, and actually harmful judges should not be allowed to 'torture' people (an apt and legally correct use of the term) in their courtrooms, with no oversight or censor from management." (p. 77-78). Among his examples: a former DOJ attorney who "had made the lives of others around him, including his superiors, so miserable that he had been promoted to the IJ slot to get him out of the office." (p. 72) Another: A female IJ who denied asylum to a woman subject to multiple rapes on the their that her abuse "had not been for political motives, but simply because men are apt to act like beasts." (p. 76)
Law professors do not escape Grussendorf's sharp takes. He calls out GW's faculty of "spineless worms" (p. 103) for working to close the school's immigration clinic. (That chapter alone was priceless.)
And don't put the book down before you reach the chapter about IJs frequenting a Guam strip club staffed by undocumented Asian strippers. (p. 173-4).
Beyond these gems, Grussendorf offers story after story of immigrants being ground up and spit out by the immigration system. It's a genuinely compelling, heartfelt read that I cannot recommend enough.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Peruvian migrant workers began arriving in South Korea in large numbers in the mid-1990s, eventually becoming one of the largest groups of non-Asians in the country. Migrant Conversions shows how despite facing unstable income and legal exclusion, migrants have come to see Korea as an ideal destination, sometimes even as part of their divine destiny. Faced with a forced end to their residence in Korea, Peruvians have developed strategies to transform themselves from economic migrants into heads of successful transnational families, influential church leaders, and cosmopolitan travelers. Set against the backdrop of the 2008 global financial crisis, Migrant Conversions explores the intersections of three types of conversions—monetary, religious, and cosmopolitan—to argue that migrants use conversions to negotiate the meaning of their lives in a constantly changing transnational context. As Peruvians carve out social spaces, they create complex and uneven connections between Peru and Korea that challenge a global hierarchy of nations and migrants. Exploring how migrants, churches, and nations change through processes of conversion reveals how globalization continues to impact people’s lives and ideas about their futures and pasts long after they have stopped moving or after a particular global moment has come to an end.
A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders by Tom Farer (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
Migration and Integration clarifies and proposes answers for all of the politically toxic questions associated with large-scale migration from the Global South to the Western liberal democracies. Driven by the conviction that the Alt-Right is using the issues of migration and integration effectively to batter the defenses of liberal democracy, Professor Tom Farer argues that despite its strength, the moral case for open borders should be rejected and that while broadly tolerant of different life styles, the state should enforce core liberal values. Examining closely the policies and practices of various European states, Farer draws on their experience, contrasts it with that of the United States, and provides a detailed strategy for addressing the issues of who should be allowed to enter, how migrant families should be integrated and cultural conflicts resolved. This remarkable elaboration of a liberal position on migration and integration to which moderate conservatives could adhere combines powerful analysis with passionate advocacy.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
This haunting collection of eleven stories grounded in Arizona reveals the varied lives of Mexican and Mexican-American protagonists.
Many of the young people in the stories grounded in Arizona don’t have the luxury of being dreamless. Some are compelled to leave their hometown: “I knew early on that I didn’t want to die in El Valle. Nothing could be worse than being stuck somewhere you didn’t belong.”
Those that manage to get out often find themselves in awkward situations. One young man, a student at a New England college, is surprised to receive a call from the admissions office, asking him to give a tour to a Mexican family. He agrees to help, but the interaction only reinforces the unease he feels about his place on campus and his Mexican identity. Not all want to leave. Kino vigorously resists his friend’s constant encouragement to apply to schools out of state. “You think you won’t be a wetback to people out there? You think I wanna be your lil’ Indian sidekick on the East Coast? You think you’re better than all of us here?”
Others live with the daily fear of deportation or the loss of family members. Fernanda adjusts to a new life as an undocumented person in El Valle, where she takes comfort in the familiar ritual of baseball. Roach’s mother has steadfastly refused to talk about her father, until through drastic measures she learns he was deported before her birth. And on their long drive to college, Melissa’s father finally talks about the death of her would-be older brother.
Vividly depicting working-class communities, Oscar Mancinas creates lives shaped by circumstances beyond their control, from migration for a better life to centuries of systemic racism and settler-colonialism. His characters frequently struggle with a sense of belonging, and their stories eloquently illuminate Hispanic and indigenous experiences in the Southwest.
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Since 2017, President Trump and his allies have hurtled the politics and policy of immigration in xenophobic directions to an extent without modern precedent, and with devastating effect. The Trump presidency has instituted hundreds of restrictionist measures, including high profile initiatives that have prompted significant public controversy and many less prominent, often technical measures that have erected a sprawling, “invisible wall” and placed millions at heightened risk of deportation. With the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the administration has intensified this crackdown further, using the outbreak as a pretext to institute even more sweeping restrictions that it previously had tried but failed to achieve.
Because these measures have been implemented almost entirely through executive action, rather than new legislation, the incoming Biden administration will be well-positioned to roll back many of them—that is, provided that it commits the resources, energy, and political capital required. But even as it seeks to dismantle the Trump immigration legacy, the new administration should also lay the foundation for a more fundamental paradigm shift away from the entrenched regime of comprehensive immigration severity that enabled the Trump presidency’s xenophobic crackdown in the first place. In both its executive actions and legislative agenda on immigration, the new administration has an opportunity to embrace the more ambitious objective, as it has in other policy domains, to "build back better" in the aftermath of Trump.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Is America Fulfilling Its Promise? Safeguarding Legal Protections for Immigrants, published by the New York State Bar Association. Editor(s): Scott Fein, and Rose Mary Bailly,
This book shows how a nation built by immigrants can and should treat those who come to our shores in search of better lives. It draws on the combined efforts of dedicated jurists, law professors, legal service organizations, lawyers and local law enforcement to address today’s immigration challenges in a constructive, humane way. Though created and written primarily by lawyers, the book is not just for the legal community. Public officials will find insightful information here as will anyone, lawyer or not, committed to the rule of law.
Freedom of movement is one of the great issues of our time. Expanding opportunities for both international and internal migration can greatly expand freedom and opportunity for hundreds of millions of people. The same goes for expanding freedom of choice in the private sector. “Voting with your feet” in any of these three ways is also, in crucial ways, superior to ballot box voting as a mechanism of political choice.
In this article I summarize the key advantages of foot voting over ballot box voting, describe how they apply to the three major types of foot voting, and outline answers to several types of standard objections to expanded migration rights. I address these issues in much greater detail in my book Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom, on which this article draws..
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Amanda Frost's book You are Not an American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers (2021) is getting quite the play. Check out this SCOTUSBlog interview with Frost about the book by Jack Chin.
Frost writes the Academic Round-up column for SCOTUSblog, highlighting noteworthy scholarship on the Supreme Court. Today, at 8 p.m. EST, Politics & Prose will host a virtual book launch. To register for the event, click here.