“This Court Is Super Liberal Now!”Stephen Colbert grills Emily Bazelon on the Supreme Court term and campaign finance.
Could a Kansas Grand Jury Really Indict a Sculpture?An outrageous right-wing effort to criminalize art.
The End of the Reasonable ObserverThe 2013 term at the Supreme Court may prove the last gasp of Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy.
The Next Citizens United?The campaign finance case at the Supreme Court next week will be big—or huge.
Better Than No Shield at AllDon’t listen to Matt Drudge. The proposed media shield law is pretty good.
Too Much FreedomThe Navy Yard shooting proves we can’t have both universal access to guns and no way to track the mentally ill.
The Sorry Injustice of the Angola ThreeRelease Herman Wallace—he is about to die of cancer in prison after 40 years in solitary confinement.
Texas Hold ’EmThe state refuses to allow same-sex couples married elsewhere to get divorced. Is this the next constitutional showdown over marriage equality?
Fight to the DeathIn 1972 an awful backroom compromise kept the Supreme Court from abolishing the death penalty.
Don’t Text to a Driver!Could you be sued for sending a text to someone who’s driving? A New Jersey court says yes.
Hate PreachAn American brags that he's the father of the Ugandan anti-gay movement. Can he be prosecuted in the U.S.?
Supreme ErrorNorth Carolina’s new voter suppression law shows why the Voting Rights Act is still necessary.
“No. No. Not That I Know Of.”The Scalia interview reveals his remarkable isolation from anyone who doesn’t agree with him.
Shutdown SlapdownA federal judge tells Congress what it can do with its urgent “Fast and Furious” litigation.
The Most Ingenious Attack on Gay Marriage BansIt’s a new lawsuit in Pennsylvania, and it’s likely to succeed.
Blood on Your HandsetIs your cellphone made with conflict minerals mined in the Congo? The industry doesn’t want you to know.
Tase Thy Neighbor?Will a single dissenting opinion end Judge Jacqueline Nguyen’s Supreme Court aspirations?
Syria Is a Legal TriumphIf a deal holds up, it will be a tremendous victory for international law, despite Obama’s bungling.
The Cleverest New Anti-Abortion LawWill the Supreme Court strike down Oklahoma’s devious attempt to stop doctors from prescribing the safest kind of medical abortion?
Nullification EverywhereAre liberals hypocrites for supporting state challenges to federal marijuana laws but scorning state challenges to federal gun laws?
Grumpy Old JusticesScalia and Ginsburg are really disappointed in the Supreme Court. But only one of them is right to be.
Frisk AssessmentMayor Bloomberg’s efficiency arguments about stop-and-frisk are wrong, as well as irrelevant.
David Morgan Is Wrong, Terribly WrongTwo Florida cops shot an innocent, unarmed man in his own driveway. And then their sheriff started talking.