Andrew Cohen is a contributing editor at The Atlantic. He is a legal analyst for 60 Minutes and CBS Radio News, a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, and Commentary Editor at The Marshall Project
A state senator's radical amendment would prohibit the "Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting" upon any federal law conservatives oppose.
Apr 17, 2012
The case will likely hinge on the testimony of one key witness: the young woman who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin as it all happened.
Apr 13, 2012
Why the case won't be as straightforward as you might expect.
Apr 11, 2012
President Obama tried one kind of attack on judicial independence. The Republican candidates have been trying another. Both are bad -- but one is worse.
Apr 9, 2012
The legendary newsman took advantage of his third or fourth "second chance"—and proved that good journalism starts with tough questions of the right people.
Apr 8, 2012
The Fifth Circuit judge made his frustrations about Obama very clear earlier this week. But where was his fury when a fellow judge's life was threatened?
Apr 5, 2012
The president has been criticized for defending the health-care law while the Supreme Court is in session. But perhaps he should be even more vocal.
Apr 4, 2012
As he defends the federal gay marriage ban, Solicitor General Paul Clement wants you to forget everything he said last week about the federal health care law.
Apr 3, 2012
Trees define a neighborhood: They serve as signposts and become so familiar to us over the course of many years. What are we to think when they die and are chopped down?
Apr 1, 2012
People who follow the law will remember this past week for a long time. Here's why.
Mar 30, 2012
Wednesday's argument over how to split up the health-care law may give some of its supporters hope -- but not much.
Mar 28, 2012
The justices asked some harsh questions this morning. But when it comes time to make a decision, most of the issues they raised won't matter.
Mar 27, 2012
The justices spent more than an hour deciding whether to make a ruling on the individual mandate. Odds are, they will.
Mar 26, 2012
As investigators privately try to sort out what happened, lawyers are publicly spinning information for the benefit of their clients.
As the hearings begin, keep your eyes on the justices, play drinking games -- and be prepared for anything.
Mar 23, 2012
It's by far the most closely-watched Supreme Court case of its generation, yet only a miniscule fraction of Americans will be able to see it live.
Mar 22, 2012
Examining the details and unanswered questions that will come to light when the case goes to court next month.
Mar 21, 2012
Minors are capable of horrific acts, but in a pair of upcoming cases, the Supreme Court will decide if they are beyond help.
Mar 19, 2012
A comment made by Senator Mitch McConnell is a reminder of how some lawmakers plainly do not understand the role of the judiciary.
Mar 18, 2012
Conservatives say this kind of legislation is meant to curb voter fraud. But while evidence of fraud is scant, proof of the regulations' failings is not.
Mar 16, 2012
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