The Supreme Court

Is John Roberts Drifting Left?
April 30, 2015

Progressives should take heart: They no longer have to count out Roberts on close decisions.

Why the Constitution Trumps Any State's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
April 23, 2015

Opponents of same-sex marriage are riding a very thin argument to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Needs to Decide: Can Victims Sue Chiquita For Sponsoring Terrorism?
April 09, 2015

How much can U.S. companies get away with abroad? 

The Gay-Marriage Victory Is Bigger Than You Think
June 26, 2013

How the DOMA ruling creates a path for nationwide marriage equality.

It's a Shame We Need Lawyers to Explain SCOTUS Rulings
June 26, 2013

It’s been a couple of hours now since the Supreme Court handed down its decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. Do you know what really happened? I don’t, not precisely.

The War Over Recess Appointments Is Not for the Supreme Court to Settle
January 28, 2013

Last week’s decision threatens to resurrect Bush v. Gore–style judicial activism with a vengeance. 

Damn, the Recess Appointment Decision is Right
January 25, 2013

I was all set to go into a swivet about the federal appeals court's decision against President Obama's recess appointments for the National Labor Relations Board (and, by implication, his appointment of Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial P

The Court Is Reformed
June 15, 1938

The learned Justices are bound to be a little more careful not to clothe their private prejudices in the Constitution.

The Court Sees a New Light
August 04, 1937

American constitutional law has first and last undergone a number of revolutions, but none so swift as that witnessed by the term of Court just ended.