Tuttle in the Balance

A Novel

For a painless lesson in constitutional theory for the layman, underscoring the “lay,” you’ve got to read this book.
—Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School


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When God Isn't Green

A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide

Wexler genuinely and thoughtfully wrestles with the tension between caring for the earth and caring for the people who find these rituals so meaningful. It is a reminder that, for good or ill, the actions of a faithful few can have a major impact.

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The Adventures of Ed Tuttle, Associate Justice

And Other Stories

This is funny stuff, and I hope that Jay Wexler will donate his brain to neuroscience so we can see what’s up with it. —Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works

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The Odd Clauses

Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions

[This] wise and funny treatise reminds us that the Constitution is, like the men who drafted it, brilliant but imperfect. I learned more reading this book than in my entire college career. This isn’t saying much given my college career, I realize. But I now plan to attend law school. It’s that good.
—Steve Almond, author of God Bless America


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Holy Hullabaloos

A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars

I’ve read a lot of entertaining travelogues and informative studies of Supreme Court cases, but never at the same time. Think Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation meets Peter Irons’ The Courage of Their Convictions. Thank God for Holy Hullabaloos.
—Pamela Karlan, founding director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford University

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Scotus Humor

Latest Updates

More Fun With SCOTUS Humor

Update the number of justices who have publicly referred to my VERY IMPORTANT Supreme Court [laughter] counting to six, as it was reported on Twitter that Justice Alito mentioned it in his opening speech to the Federalist Society at its national convention in November.  Apparently he said that there are “some people who have nothing better to do than count Supreme Court laughs.” Thanks, Sam!  This made me nostalgic for the time not so long ago when Justice Kagan referred to me in a speech at the University of Arizona Law School as a “professor who counts.”  I summarize the history of my work in this area, complete with all the times the justices didn’t say my name in a way that would have helped me to sell books and send my kid to college, in this piece I wrote for Boston University’s Research...

Birds and Buddhists in NYC

I wrote a piece for the great website Religion Dispatches about a ceremony involving bird rehabilitators and Buddhist monks in Central Park.  You can read it here.