Disagree in Good Faith?
Sonia Sotomayor pushes other Supreme Court justices past their comfort zones.
Search PartyA 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment.
Southern JusticeHow an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas.
How to Predict a Voting Rights DecisionThe Supreme Court just made it harder to vote in some states and easier in others.
What Constitutes an Emergency?The Supreme Court will stay a lower court’s ruling only for the benefit of politics, not people.
This Court ErredThe Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful, a new book argues.
A Thousand-Dollar BillThe Supreme Court is wrong about the influence you can buy with less than $5,200.
Who Gets to Stay?The courts are finally granting asylum to victims of domestic abuse. Victims of gang violence are still out of luck.
This Year’s Most Outrageous Anti-Abortion StrategyTennessee out-crazies all the other states with its proposed constitutional amendment.
Stop Draggin’ My Heart AroundThe Supreme Court is harming people with its inscrutable gay marriage actions.
The Right Outcome for the Wrong ReasonsThe Supreme Court is missing its moment to lead on gay marriage (and maybe that’s what it wants).
Bespoke BabiesA white woman was accidentally impregnated with a black donor’s sperm. Now she’s suing.
The Voting Wars Heat UpWill the Supreme Court allow states to restrict voting for partisan advantage?
Scalia’s Liberal StreakThe conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
When Abuse Is Not AbuseDon’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal.
The Ultimate ConflictLocal prosecutors should not decide whether to criminally charge police officers like Ferguson’s Darren Wilson.