A new case in federal courts, if successful, would maim health-care reform.
Race-Based Affirmative Action Makes Things Worse, Not Better
April 18, 2013
Two major cases being considered by the Supreme Court are weighing the issue.
The Amusing Alarm Over Obama's 2014 Fixation
April 04, 2013
As the Republican rout in the 2010 midterms loomed, official Washington had already assigned much of the blame to President Barack Obama’s half-hearted support for imperiled congressional Democrats.
March 29, 2013
On Obamacare, conservative judges were glad to limit Congress' power. To uphold DOMA, they'll need to do the opposite.
A Delay on Gay Marriage Isn't a Defeat
March 27, 2013
Equality activists shouldn't worry if the Supreme Court punts the issue.
The Laughable Argument Against Gay Marriage
March 26, 2013
The Supreme Court justices will eventually have to reckon with 'responsible procreation.'
No, a Sweeping Gay Marriage Ruling Won't Trigger a Backlash
March 26, 2013
Liberals fret that there'd be a backlash if the Supreme Court established a right to same-sex marriage. Here's why they shouldn't worry too much.
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.
We risk replacing one illusion of diversity with another.
Does the Government Deserve Your DNA?
February 27, 2013
The crucial privacy case before the Supreme Court.