Supreme Court

The Hobby Lobby Decision Is Coming Soon—and It Won't Just Affect Contraception
June 22, 2014

A win for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood could have far-reaching implications.

The Separation of Church and State Is Still Alive—for Children, Anyway
Why did the Supreme Court decline to hear Elmbrook School District v. Doe?
June 17, 2014

Why did the Supreme Court decline to hear Elmbrook School District v. Doe?

Maybe the Supreme Court Isn't as Pro-Gun as We Thought
Justice Kennedy rejects an audacious new NRA argument
June 16, 2014

Justice Kennedy rejects an audacious new NRA argument.

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.

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