Children Sue Over Climate ChangeIt’s like the plot of a Disney movie: 21 kids with gumption pitted against the president of the United States.
What Does the Constitution Say About a Praying High School Football Coach?Coercing students isn’t exactly sporting.
Sonia Sotomayor Takes a Stand Against Police BrutalityIn a stunning dissent, the justice condemns the “culture” of deadly force.
Questions Rachel Maddow Should Ask the Democrats Running for PresidentHow they think about the Supreme Court could be their most important qualification.
The Worst LawyersDeath sentences are down across the country—except for where one of these guys is the defense attorney.
On Gun Laws, We Must Get the History RightUnderstanding who carried weapons in the 17th century could determine where you may carry a gun today.
Scalia Is Wrong About KansasHis speculation that voters would oust judges who “don’t like the death penalty” was dead wrong.
Leave Your Gun Out, Go to JailCarelessly stored firearms kill two children a week. That won’t change until we start prosecuting parents.
Pope Francis’ Message Isn’t Echoed at Red MassA reminder that the only faith that should matter at the Supreme Court is faith in the Constitution.
The Supreme Court’s Most Important Cases of the New TermJust how bad will things be for abortion, affirmative action, unions, and voting rights?
You Really Shouldn’t HaveA stunning Kentucky lawsuit alleges that what looks a lot like bribery is in fact a form of free speech.
An Invitation to End the Death PenaltyThe time is now, and this opportunity might not present itself again soon.
Why Are We All Talking About Starbucks Cups?The war on Christmas is fake. But conflicts between religious and secular values are real.
The Little Sisters of the Poor Get Their Day at the Supreme CourtIs opting out of part of the Affordable Care Act a religious burden?
Watch an Incredible 1983 Clip Foreshadowing Canada’s New LeadershipA gorgeous, inspiring reminder of how far the world has come.
Virginia’s Vanishing Death PenaltyA study of every capital case in the past decade shows that a new system is working.
Attacks on Churches and Women’s Health Clinics Are Domestic TerrorismWe should be talking more about what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri.
Black Sisters Endured Relentless Racist BullyingWhen they complained, the school called their tormenters’ parents.
Jerry Brown’s Humble, Humane DecisionAll lawmakers should follow his example, especially when thinking about life and death.
How the Supreme Court Justices Spent Their Summer VacationAs the new term begins, can they ever forgive one another?
Justice After InjusticeWhat happens after a wrongfully convicted person is exonerated—and the witness finds out she identified the wrong man.
Humane Criminal Justice Is Not HopelessThe Supreme Court is beginning to take cruel and unusual punishment seriously—just like Pope Francis is.