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
June 16, 2014
Justice Kennedy rejects an audacious new NRA argument.
And hardly anyone notices.
A Secret Service ruling isn't the setback it may seem.
States ignored a prior ruling that outlawed executions—and the justices let them get away with it.
The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room.
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
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.
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.