The End of the Death Penalty?Recent Supreme Court opinions suggest there are five votes to abolish capital punishment.
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After Freddie GrayThe Kingsley decision creates a crucial new constitutional protection against police abuse.
The Other Other Major Supreme Court Cases This TermThe gay marriage and Obamacare rulings aren’t the only huge ones coming.
Has Clarence Thomas Forgotten What His Job Is?Two of his latest opinions abandon reasoned judgment for fiery condemnation. From a Supreme Court justice, that’s downright disturbing.
“Born Free and Equal”The cases of Quok Walker and Elizabeth Freeman set a benchmark for freedom in the revolutionary North.
Who Do the Justices Want to Be President?The answer to that question may impact how they vote in two huge cases.
Dying of ExcitementPolice often blame suspects’ deaths on “excited delirium.” Is that a diagnosis or a cover-up?
A Second ChanceOne judge just exercised his power to expunge a conviction and help someone start a new life.
Georgia JusticeThe Supreme Court will review a case of blatant racism by prosecutors. For once, there’s a paper trail.
Is the Supreme Court More Liberal Than Obama?One of the administration’s closest allies was Clarence Thomas.
Origin StoryHow the 1942 case of a one-footed chicken thief laid the foundation for marriage equality.
The Justices’ JusticeFor years we feared the consequences of pushing social progress through the courts. Obergefell v. Hodges will prove we shouldn’t.
Do Not DisturbThe Supreme Court rules that police can’t simply force hotels to turn over your private information.
20 Years in a Windowless CellJustice Kennedy finally figures out that solitary confinement is cruel and unusual.
Reality Strikes the Supreme CourtThe justices rule on a Confederate flag case as the nation once again grapples with the ugly power of that racist Southern symbol.
When Will the Supreme Court Stop Avoiding Abortion?Severe laws in Texas and Mississippi require the justices to act.
SCOTUS Tries to Stay Neutral on Jerusalem, Passports, and Foreign PolicyWhich means a great big win for presidential powers.
Guilty Until Proven InnocentThe Supreme Court let a vicious Arizona law die, and conservative justices are furious.
You’re All OutA defense attorney uncovers a brazen scheme to manipulate evidence, and prosecutors and police finally get caught.
Only Voters Count?Conservatives ask the Supreme Court to restrict states’ rights and overturn precedent.