Between 2009 and 2020, Josh published more than 10,000 blog posts. Here, you can access his blog archives.


Media Hits and Events from 2/20/17 – 3/5/17

March 5th, 2017

During the first three weeks of the Trump Presidency, I had over a hundred media hits. Fortunately, things have quieted down. Here are my media hits and events over the past two weeks.




Commentary and Media Hits – Week of 2/5/17

February 12th, 2017

During the third week of the Trump Presidency, my commentary and media hits focused primarily on a single topic (immigration), but were nearly as numerous as weeks one and two. Among the highlights, I was on the Fox Business Network four nights in a row, quoted by the Associated Press wire twice, was a guest on Nina Totenberg’s segments, and appeared on the BBC three times. I was supposed to be on the Canadian Broadcasting Channel as well, but got bumped for breaking news. Such is life.


New Milestone: 10,000 Blog Posts Published on

February 10th, 2017

At some point over the last week, I published my 10,000th blog post on I launched the blog on September 29, 2009. Over the course of seven years and four months, I’ve averaged about 113 blog posts per month, or a bit less than 4 a day. I wrote my 9,000th post in September 2015, 8,000th in August 2014, 7,500th in April 2014, 6,000th in July 2013, 5,000th in December 2012, 4,000th in April 2012, 3,500th in February 2012, 3,000th in November 2011, 2,000th in November 2011, and 1,500th in January 2011. As some readers may have discerned, over the past year I tried to deliberately slow down on blogging to focus more on longer-form pieces in National Review and elsewhere.

However, if the last three weeks are any indication, things are moving too quickly to wait for publications. My current strategy is to react to breaking news with lengthy twitter threads (sometimes 20 or 30 tweets deep), and then copy those tweets into a blog post. It’s not as elegant as the old instant analyses of days gone by, but it allows me to quickly reach many more people in a short time. Since the inauguration, my Twitter follower count has jumped from 6,500 to nearly 9,000. Readers who wish to get my quickest take can check the twitter feed in the right-hand column of this site, or (I would strongly encourage you to) join Twitter. You don’t need to tweet–only follow.

Commentary and Media Hits – Week of 1/29/17

February 5th, 2017

Here is my commentary and media hits over the past week. The big stories were the immigration executive order, the firing of Sally Yates, and the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.




Media Hits in Week 1 of the Trump Presidency

January 29th, 2017

More often than not, court watchers know (roughly) when big news will drop. When a new controversial law is about to go into effect, the emergency TRO is expected. When a lower court does something with huge stakes, the application for a stay to the Supreme Court is imminent. Never schedule anything for the last week in June, because that is when the Supreme Court will drop its biggest decisions. However, the past week was perhaps the most intense week of breaking legal news developments in my short career, between the executive order on Obamacare, the Emoluments Clause suit, the impending SCOTUS nomination, the executive orders on immigration, and more. The ad-hoc, chaotic manner in which everything happened has been stunning, and tough to keep up with (as I write this, a SCOTUS nomination may drop any minute).

Here is an overview of my media hits from the inauguration to the present (and a few older bits I forgot to include on my CV).

Emoluments Clause

  1. Quoted in Trump says lawsuit claiming he violated the Constitution is ‘without merit’, Politico (Jan. 22, 2017).
  2. Quoted in Law Profs Butt Heads Over Suit Filed Against Trump, National Law Journal (Jan. 23, 2017).
  3. Quoted in Trump’s Foreign Dealings Violate Constitution, Suit Claims, Bloomberg Politics (Jan. 23, 2017).
  4. Quoted in What is the ‘Emoluments Clause’? Does it apply to President Trump?, Washington Post (Jan.23, 2017).
  5. Quoted in Taxpayers Will Defend Trump in Suit Charging Constitutional Violations, New York Times (Jan. 23, 2017).
  6. Quoted in Why the New Ethics Lawsuit Against Trump Is Probably Dead on Arrival, The Fiscal Times (Jan. 23, 2017).
  7. Quoted in Does the emoluments clause lawsuit against President Trump stand a chance?, Washington Post (Jan. 23, 2017).
  8. Quoted in ‘Emoluments’ Lawsuit Against Trump May Get Kicked Out Of Court, Huffington Post (Jan. 23, 2017).
  9. Quoted in Democrats-linked ethics group sues Trump over ‘unconstitutional’ DC hotel, RT (Jan. 24, 2017).
  10. Guest on KRLD 1080AM Dallas to discuss the Emoluments Clause (Jan. 25, 2017).
  11. Quoted in Will Politics Derail Suit Over Trump Business Deals? Bloomberg BNA Law Week (Jan. 26, 2017).



  1. Quoted in Obamacare Executive Order Has Little Effect on Litigation, Bloomberg BNA Health Reporter (Jan. 27, 2017).
  2. Quoted in Employers’ ACA burden: Overlooked, or oversimplified, in Trump executive order?, ACA Insights (Jan. 25, 2017).
  3. Cited in Can President Trump’s executive order unravel the Affordable Care Act?, The Washington Post (Jan. 23, 2017).
  4. Quoted in Exclusive: Andy Slavitt’s next mission is saving Obamacare, Politico (Jan. 23, 2017).
  5. Guest on The Tommy Tucker Show, WWL AM870 New Orleans, to discuss Trump’s executive action on Obamacare (Jan. 23, 2017) (Audio).
  6. Quoted in Trump May Use Obama’s Executive Branch Power Grabs to Destroy Obamacare, Reason (Jan. 23, 2017).
  7. Quoted in How Trump can use Obamacare to kill Obamacare, Politico (Jan. 22, 2017).
  8. Quoted in How Will Trump Shrink Obamacare? The Same Way Obama Did, Forbes (Jan. 21, 2017).
  9. Guest on Chris Oaks Morning Show, WFIN AM1330 Toledo, to discuss Obamacare (Jan. 19, 2017) (Audio).



  1. Guest on To The Point (KCRW Public Radio), to discuss Trump’s executive action on immigration (Jan. 26, 2017) (Audio).
  2. Guest on The Tommy Tucker Show, WWL AM870 New Orleans, to discuss Trump’s executive action on immigration (Jan. 26, 2017).
  3. Guest on KURV 710AM McAllen to discuss Trump’s executive action on immigration (Jan. 26, 2017).



  1. Guest on WHDT Naples to discuss Supreme Court nomination, (Jan. 29, 2017).
  2. Quoted in Fans have fantasy sports, Supreme Court nerds have FantasySCOTUS, USA Today (Jan. 26, 2017).
  3. Quoted in Lawyers are being replaced by machines that read, Quartz (Jan. 25, 2017).
  4. Quoted in Neil Gorsuch Said to be a Leading SCOTUS Contender, ABA Journal (Jan. 23, 2017).
  5. Quoted in Predicting Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, The Economist’s Democracy in America Blog (Jan. 23, 2017).
  6. Guest on the Texas Standard to discuss How Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Could Affect Texas Cases (Jan. 20, 2017).
  7. Quoted in GOP has an opportunity to make Obama’s legacy a mere BLIP in American history, Conservative Review (Jan. 20, 2017).
  8. Quoted in Game of Robes: Rampant Speculation over a Supreme Court pick, CQ Roll Call (Jan. 11, 2017).


Perhaps my favorite media hit of the week was from La Libre, a French-language newspaper in Belgium. I was interviewed about a range of constitutional questions concerning the Trump Administration.

I don’t speak French, though a friend who is fluent translated it for me (Google Translate made no sense). My favorite quote.

Et quand bien même les juges mettraient de côté leurs sensibilités politiques, ils ne pourront bloquer le président que dans ses actions qui violeraient la Constitution. Or, souligne M. Blackman, “tout ce qui est stupide n’est pas anticonstitutionnel” .

And while the judges put aside their political inclinations, they won’t be able to block the president except in his actions that violate the Constitution. Or, emphasizes Mr. Blackman, “not everything that is stupid is unconstitutional.”

That one’s for you, Nino.

What a crazy week. Can’t wait till next week.