Garrett Epps

Garrett Epps

Garrett Epps is a contributing writer at 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 Supreme Court Says Congress Can't Make States Dance to Its Tune

A ruling that invoked the “anti-commandeering principle” to legalize sports betting in states holds implications for “sanctuary city” laws, too.

A statue of Robert E. Lee on his horse in Richmond, Virginia

The Motionless Ghosts That Haunt the South

A Richmond native recalls the veneration of the Confederacy that marked his youth—and says it’s time to take the statues down.

Donald Trump's Attacks on the Rights of Minority Voters

Trump's intimidation tactics are the latest in an election year that's brought new restrictions on minority voters.

The Courage of Julian Bond

His long career in public office began with a battle for recognition, and the audacity to believe he might actually prevail.