It's entirely in keeping with the judicial restraint we've been urging right-wing justices to observe. And it could have been much worse.
The Hobby Lobby Case May Turn Out to Be a Dud
March 25, 2014
In oral arguments John Roberts seemed to be looking for a way to make a narrow ruling
Can Liberals Trust John Roberts to Rescue Obamacare Again?
March 24, 2014
A pro-Hobby Lobby ruling would be the chief justice's most radical decision.
July 28, 2013
Libertarianism has won over the Supreme Court's conservatives.
What Paula Deen Could Teach John Roberts
July 01, 2013
The Supreme Court says the South is different now. Paula Deen's meltdown tells a different story.
Debating the Court's Voting Rights Decision
June 25, 2013
Legal scholars of the right and left take on the Supreme Court's decision to undo the Voting Rights Act.
Unfair Voting Restrictions are a Nationwide Problem Now
June 25, 2013
Today, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which identifies the areas covered by federal preclearance under Section 5.
Identity politics, logical consistency, and naked self-interest might dissuade Senate Republicans from jamming up Obama's audacious nominations to the nation's second-highest court. Not that those things have stopped them before.
Julius Genachowski: The Exit Interview
May 23, 2013
In a lengthy conversation, the outgoing FCC boss sounds off on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech
Is Racism Worse in the South?
March 05, 2013
At last week's Supreme Court argument over the Voting Rights Act, Chief Justice John Roberts asked whether the government thinks the South is more racist than the North. The question frames the debate. Too bad there's no answer.