When the sun rose this morning you had every reason to believe that the Eighth Amendment precludes the execution of the insane. When the sun sets tonight you have no such reason to so believe.
His dissenting opinion on Brown v. Plata has nothing to do with the subject at hand: prisoners and the Eighth Amendment.
How his insightful remarks about the Constitution inadvertently make the case for a Supreme Court "media pool"
His trial is over, but the verdict of history won't be clear for years to come.
In the president's recent remarks on Trayvon Martin, a somber reminder of the systemic odds minorities face when it comes to criminal justice.
The former justice offers sharp criticism of the majority opinion.
Warren Lee Hill was scheduled to die this evening.
Recent Congressional hearings on the Voting Rights Act signal an ugly fight ahead to restore key voter protections.
Georgia has made the method by which it acquires pentobarbital a "state secret," which Hill's lawyers say raises questions about needless suffering and separation of powers.
The exoneration of Travyon Martin's killer is a stark reminder of the limitations of our judicial systems and the choices we make about the laws under which we live.
Budget cuts caused by the sequester are already hindering the timely administration of justice -- and federal judges say a constitutional crisis may be on the horizon.
A mentally retarded man is scheduled to be executed next Monday, and he has an appeal pending to the Supreme Court.
A new book of the iconic journalist's columns reminds us of his long and great love of the sport and the characters it spawned.
What an off-the-cuff comment by John Roberts says about the level of transparency in the judiciary, and how -- slowly -- it may be starting to change
On Monday, HBO premiers the documentary Gideon's Army, a searing look at the ways courts fall short on the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
If the major rulings handed down this week seemed contradictory to you -- sometimes protecting state power, sometimes reducing it -- you're not the only one.
The Supreme Court's language is cautious but the impact is big. (Are citizen-passed propositions this easy to evade?)
Lost amid coverage of the Voting Rights Act ruling was a decision in a complicated and emotional adoption case.
Splitting 5-4 along ideological lines, today the Supreme Court ruled a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.
Taken together, three of today's decisions continue the Roberts Court's pro-business streak.