Elie Mystal

Editor-at-Large of Breaking Media; Executive Editor of ATL Redline

Elie Mystal is the Executive Editor of Above the Law “Redline.” He’s written for The New York Times, the New York Daily News, City Hall News, and has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN. He graduated from Harvard University in 2000, Harvard Law School in 2003, and was an associate at Debevoise and Plimpton.

Elie Mystal appears in the following:

How Do Prosecutors Decide When to Convict Cops?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

How do district attorneys decide whether to charge police officers who have allegedly committed crimes?

Last Call for Team Trump's Opening Arguments

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Elie Mystal of The Nation on what we can expect during the final day of the President's defense team's arguments.

Call-In Special: Battling Impeachment Narratives and a New IG Report

Monday, December 09, 2019

Lawyers for Democrats and Republicans have been making hours-long presentations of the evidence for and against impeachment. 

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It's Only Tuesday: A Rundown of Everything That Already Happened This Week

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Tax returns. Flipped witnesses. Public transcripts. Elie Mystal, executive editor of Above the Law, runs through a full docket of impeachment headlines.

What's the Difference Between Bribery and Extortion?

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Bribery is actually cited in the US constitution as a grounds for impeachment. What does it mean in this context? And other impeachment news. 

Our Amendments: The 13th

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Original songs about the amendment that ended slavery--or just transformed it.

Micropolis: Beyond Outrage

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Join Arun Venugopal, Kayhan Irani, Nore Davis, and Elie Mystal for a re-examination of the ways in which humor and wit allow for a more nuanced understanding of human (racial) affairs. 

After Justice Kennedy

Thursday, June 28, 2018

WNYC's Jami Floyd and More Perfect's Elie Mystal talk about the resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy, his impact, and what'll happen in the Senate when a nominee is designated.

After Justice Kennedy: A Call-in Special

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WNYC's Jami Floyd hosts a live call-in special about the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and what to expect from his replacement.

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Shades of Love: Color, Parenting and Telling Our Kids the Truth about Race

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Join Jami Floyd as she talks to Elie Mystal, Alex Barnett, and Veronica Jordan about how they navigate conversations about race with their partners and multiracial children. 


SCOTUS Hears a Challenge to the Travel Ban

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

"Korematsu 2.0"

The President's Ongoing Legal Issues

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Editor-at-large of Above the Law and legal editor for WNYC's podcast More Perfect, Elie Mystal, takes a closer look at President Trump's legal battles.

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Is it Right to Dox a Nazi?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Just deserts or a startling brand of online vigilantism?

Radiolab Presents More Perfect Live: The First Amendment in the Digital Age

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Should you be able to say whatever you want online? Join Jad Abumrad and guests for a debate about the First Amendment in the digital age. 

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Podcast Mixtape: Radiolab Presents More Perfect

Monday, July 10, 2017

Would you give up your home if it could benefit the greater good? Watch video of our debate with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and More Perfect's Elie Mystal.

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How Race and Gender Play Into Jury Selection

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In light of Bill Cosby's upcoming trial, a look into how legal teams choose jurors.


Persuade Me: Repeal the U.S. Constitution?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Join More Perfect legal editor Elie Mystal as he tries to convince us to go against the conventional wisdom in this live WNYC Studios podcast pilot. 

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A President's Day Primer on Presidential Power

Monday, February 20, 2017

This year's President's Day — more than most — calls for a consideration of what the President can, or cannot, do.


What You Need to Know About SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

What could SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch mean for President Trump's executive orders?

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Public Forum: Letters From Detention

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Explore the Supreme Court case involving hundreds of Muslim, South Asian and Arab men deported after 9/11, in performance and conversation. In association with The Public Theater.