The Ideal Allies
Abortion was saved with a dry, wonky, emotionless opinion from a man. Which is kind of perfect.
The “Everybody Does It” DefenseThe Supreme Court might let Bob McDonnell off the hook because it can’t even define political corruption anymore.
The Supreme Court Is All Tied UpA bitter, partisan 4-4 ruling is in the cards over immigration, showing just how broken the system is.
The Birth Control HijackThe Supreme Court’s conservatives think the Affordable Care Act is hijacking insurance plans to provide contraception.
The Women Take OverIn oral arguments for the Texas abortion case, the three female justices upend the Supreme Court’s balance of power.
Gone but Not ForgottenThe remaining Supreme Court justices are dealing with Antonin Scalia’s death in surprising and dramatic ways.
Does the First Amendment Protect What Looks Like Political Speech?The Supreme Court is head-scratchy.
Sesame Street Meets Groundhog DayThe Supreme Court considers affirmative action at the University of Texas—again.
How Long Must an Employee Endure Discrimination?Chief Justice John Roberts is a surprise working-class hero.
Florida Judges Can Kill YouThe state’s perverse death sentencing system is surely unconstitutional—right?
The Justices Are Irked With One Another Over the Death PenaltyTwo cases from Kansas bring out their irritation.
Killing TimeWill the Supreme Court let Louisiana execute a man who says he’s intellectually disabled?
High Drama for Obamacare at the High CourtScalia and Kagan are feisty; Kennedy gives hope to people who care about affordable care.
Blood Tests and Bad LawyeringThe Supreme Court finds unity in the face of bumbling attorneys and a tough Fourth Amendment case.
Samuel Alito’s Sixth Amendment DenialismThe Supreme Court justice only accepts the reality of American legal history when it aligns with his judicial ideology.
Welcome to the Show, Clarence ThomasWith Scalia absent and gun rights on the line, the famously quiet justice finally spoke up. It’s just what the court needed.
The First Day of the New Supreme CourtWithout Antonin Scalia on the bench, the court’s liberals spoke up and won out.
Second-Class SovereigntyThe Supreme Court grapples with America’s biggest colonial hangover: The legal status of Puerto Rico.
What Exactly Does “One Person, One Vote” Mean, Anyway? The Supreme Court justices turn a simple question into something more complicated.
When Can the Government Freeze Your Assets?On bank robbers, rent, and partying with Justice Samuel Alito.
Is Life Retroactive? He was sentenced to life without parole at 17. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court weighs setting him free.
Lost CauseDo devotees of the Confederacy have a First Amendment right to put the rebel battle flag on their license plates?