Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since January 1993.

Mr. Toobin is also the legal analyst for CNN, which he joined in 2002 after six years with ABC News. In 2000, he received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elian Gonzalez case. His most recent book is Too Close to Call: The 36-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election, which was published in 2001 by Random House. He is also the author of A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President (Random House, 2000), and The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson (Random House, 1996). Both books were New York Times best-sellers. Mr. Toobin lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

He occasionally fills in as host of The Leonard Lopate Show.

Jeffrey Toobin appears in the following:

What Michael Flynn's Guilty Plea Means for Trump

Monday, December 11, 2017

Jeffrey Toobin, New Yorker staff writer and chief legal analyst for CNN, discusses his latest piece, “The Russia Portfolio."


Unveiling President Trump's Tabloid Ties

Friday, July 07, 2017

Jeffrey Toobin discusses his latest piece, “Feeding the Beast," a look at the National Enquirer's relationship with Donald Trump. 


The 'Feral Intensity' of the 70s

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Remembering the 'feral intensity' of the 1970s with the story of Patty Hearst.


How the Hulk Took on Gawker, and What it Means for Journalists

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Author and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin discusses his latest article, “When Truth Is Not Enough,” on Hulk Hogan's successful lawsuit against Gawker. 

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What a New President Means for the Supreme Court

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Jeffrey Toobin on how the Supreme Court will change if Hillary Clinton is elected. 

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The Strange and Wild Saga of Patty Hearst's Kidnapping

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin talks about his latest book, "American Heiress," about the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst by a left-wing terrorist group.

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Inside the Politics of the Supreme Court

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Supreme Court is supposed to be above politics, but has it ever been non-partisan in practice? 

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Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Jeffrey Toobin Talk About O. J. Simpson

Friday, February 12, 2016

Jeffrey Toobin talks to Cuba Gooding, Jr., who plays O. J. in the TV series based on Toobin’s best-selling book about the case.

As Immigration Reform Stalls, Millions Wait In Limbo

Monday, July 27, 2015

While President Obama's efforts at immigration have stalled, public policy has broken down - leaving 11 million undocumented immigrants out in the cold.

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Milwaukee's Incarceration Experiment

Friday, May 08, 2015

A study of racial imbalance in Milwaukee's DA office leads to new initiatives to reduce the number of people sent to prison.

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How One Gang Took Control of a Baltimore Jail

Friday, April 11, 2014

Until recently, the Baltimore City Detention Center was controlled not by correctional officers, but by the Black Guerrilla Family gang, which managed a complex organized crime ring t...

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Is the Constitution to Blame for D.C. Gridlock?

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The American Constitution is the world's oldest still in use, but even Thomas Jefferson believed that all constitutions should expire. Jeffrey Toobin, attorney and staff writer for Th...

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Stop and Frisk Judge Removed From Case

Friday, November 01, 2013

Judge Shira Scheindlin has been taken off of the stop and frisk case after a federal appeals court found that she gave the appearance of impartiality. Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker, CNN legal analyst and author of The Oath: the Obama White House and the Supreme Court, talks about the profile he wrote of Judge Scheindlin, as well as her remarks from the bench, which were cited in the appeals court's decision.

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Courts and the Constitution: Stop-and-Frisk and Abortion Restrictions

Friday, November 01, 2013

Yesterday brought two major legal decisions with big implications in two states. In Texas, a Federal Appeals Court reversed a ruling by a federal judge made just three days prior that...

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Law and Politics

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker, CNN legal analyst, and author of (soon in paperback) The Oath: the Obama White House and the Supreme Court (Anchor, 2013) talks about the stop-and-frisk lawsuit, the IRS vs. 501(c)(4)'s, Eric Holder on the hot seat, and other national legal news.

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Jeffrey Toobin on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin discusses his article “The Heavyweight,” about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lasting influence. “The Heavyweight” appears in the March 11 issue of The New Yorker.

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Jeffrey Toobin on The Oath

Friday, October 05, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin takes a close look at the Supreme Court and its relationship to the White House. His new book The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court documents how, from the moment Chief Justice John Roberts blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme Court and the White House has been confrontational. Barack Obama and John Roberts are completely at odds on almost every major constitutional issue.

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Jeffrey Toobin on the Health Care Reform Law and the Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Yorker staff writer and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses the health care reform law in the Supreme Court. He's the author of the 2007 book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. His latest book, The Oath: The Obama White House. The Supreme Court, will be published in September by Doubleday.

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Mets and Madoff

Monday, May 23, 2011

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker and CNN legal analyst, reports on his talk with Mets owner Fred Wilpon about his relationship with Bernie Madoff.

"Madoff's Curveball" appears in this week's New Yorker.

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Supreme Court Gets Contentious on Campaign Finance

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

"We've been regulating campaign contributions since 1907," The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin reminds us at a time when it seems like many of the regulations may be overturned. The Supreme Court has had some flare ups recently over the string of cases brought in front of the court. With Justice Elena Kagan, the Court not only has the largest number of female Justices on board, but also a four to five weighting of Democrat versus Republican appointments. Although the court looks different, says Toobin, the rule of five still applies.

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