Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Deals Radical Conservatives a Foreign-Policy Setback
And hardly anyone notices
June 09, 2014

And hardly anyone notices.

The Supreme Court Gives a Subtle Boost to Free Speech
A Secret Service ruling isn't the setback it may seem
May 28, 2014

A Secret Service ruling isn't the setback it may seem.

The Supreme Court's Empty Defense of the Intellectually Disabled
States ignored a prior ruling outlawing executions—and the justices let them get away with it
May 27, 2014

States ignored a prior ruling that outlawed executions—and the justices let them get away with it.

How Texas Keeps Putting the Intellectually Disabled on Death Row
The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room
May 14, 2014

The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room.

It May Already Be Too Late to Confirm a Replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
May 08, 2014

At base, Republicans care more about Supreme Court nominees than Democrats do. So even before the November elections, Obama will have to be shrewd if he wants to seat a new judge.

Scalia's Epic Blunder Exposes His Partisan Hackery
May 01, 2014

Antonin Scalia screwed up big time, and seemingly every elite American law scholar is completely aghast.In the course of dissenting against the six-justice majority, which affirmed the EPA's authority to regulate coal emissions that cross state lines

Sonia Sotomayor Is a National Treasure
'The Sotomayor Style' is how America should talk about fairness
April 24, 2014

The justice's brilliant dissent didn't win out over her conservative colleagues. But its wise words about race and fairness distilled the issue in ways that will affect anyone who reads it.

Liberals Should Be Happy About the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision
April 22, 2014

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.

Roberts Court: States Can Ban Affirmative Action
April 22, 2014

The latest nail in the coffin for racial preference in admissions.

The Government Shouldn't Be Forced to Put "Jerusalem, Israel" in U.S. Passports
April 21, 2014

But it's up to the Supreme Court to settle the debate.

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