Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence

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The most outrageous decision of this Supreme Court term.

July 1 2015 1:37 PMThe End of the Death Penalty?Recent Supreme Court opinions suggest there are five votes to abolish capital punishment.
June 29 2015 2:57 PMMindlessly Literal Reading Loses AgainThis Supreme Court decision is a dig at Bush v. Gore.
June 29 2015 11:55 AMSupreme Court Blogs, TV Recaps, and Wikipedia What a legal-affairs writer visits on the Internet more than 20 times a month.
June 26 2015 10:58 AMThe Gay Marriage MapEach state’s legal status on gay marriage.
June 22 2015 4:16 PMAfter Freddie GrayThe Kingsley decision creates a crucial new constitutional protection against police abuse.
June 19 2015 9:21 AMThe Other Other Major Supreme Court Cases This TermThe gay marriage and Obamacare rulings aren’t the only huge ones coming.
June 18 2015 5:07 PMHas 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.
June 16 2015 10:00 AM“Born Free and Equal”The cases of Quok Walker and Elizabeth Freeman set a benchmark for freedom in the revolutionary North.
June 11 2015 4:25 PMWho Do the Justices Want to Be President?The answer to that question may impact how they vote in two huge cases.
June 11 2015 1:32 AMDying of ExcitementPolice often blame suspects’ deaths on “excited delirium.” Is that a diagnosis or a cover-up?
June 5 2015 12:40 PMA Second ChanceOne judge just exercised his power to expunge a conviction and help someone start a new life. 
June 2 2015 11:22 AMYour Socks Can No Longer Get You DeportedThe Supreme Court’s logical, humane decision.
May 28 2015 2:53 PMThe Brilliant Legal Strategy Behind the FIFA BustFIFA isn’t the culprit—it’s the victim.
May 27 2015 3:07 PMGeorgia JusticeThe Supreme Court will review a case of blatant racism by prosecutors. For once, there’s a paper trail.
May 22 2015 5:06 PMCircumcision ArmageddonThis poor kid.
June 30 2015 10:59 AMIs the Supreme Court More Liberal Than Obama?One of the administration’s closest allies was Clarence Thomas.
June 29 2015 1:58 PMOrigin StoryHow the 1942 case of a one-footed chicken thief laid the foundation for marriage equality.
June 29 2015 6:00 AMThe Justices’ JusticeFor years we feared the consequences of pushing social progress through the courts. Obergefell v. Hodges will prove we shouldn’t.
June 22 2015 4:41 PMDo Not DisturbThe Supreme Court rules that police can’t simply force hotels to turn over your private information.
June 19 2015 3:34 PM20 Years in a Windowless CellJustice Kennedy finally figures out that solitary confinement is cruel and unusual.
June 18 2015 6:31 PMReality 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.
June 17 2015 5:55 PMWhen Will the Supreme Court Stop Avoiding Abortion?Severe laws in Texas and Mississippi require the justices to act.
June 11 2015 5:15 PMThe Kansas Supreme Court’s Only OptionSue Gov. Sam Brownback in federal court.
June 11 2015 2:43 PMThe Problem With BailAnd one simple way to fix it.
June 8 2015 6:19 PMSCOTUS Tries to Stay Neutral on Jerusalem, Passports, and Foreign PolicyWhich means a great big win for presidential powers.
June 4 2015 11:52 AMGuilty Until Proven InnocentThe Supreme Court let a vicious Arizona law die, and conservative justices are furious.
June 1 2015 5:10 PMAre You Threatening Me?The Supreme Court wants to know what this vile Facebook poster was thinking.
May 28 2015 1:38 PMYou’re All OutA defense attorney uncovers a brazen scheme to manipulate evidence, and prosecutors and police finally get caught.
May 26 2015 6:21 PMOnly Voters Count?Conservatives ask the Supreme Court to restrict states’ rights and overturn precedent.
May 21 2015 3:38 PMStrikethrough (Fatality)The origins of online stalking of abortion providers.

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