The U.S. has been escalating the fight in the Middle East without congressional approval, but the Korean War shows why that’s a dangerous way to proceed.
The story of the prisoner exchange in Spielberg’s latest drama originates from a strangely decided, controversial case.
On Friday, the justices agreed to hear a challenge to a Texas law that would cut several abortion clinics, forcing them to revisit a vague standard.
A group of religious non-profits will challenge contraceptive coverage in a set of cases that echo Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores.
The Constitution protects the hateful speech, but the burdens of such speech are unequally distributed.
As the U.S. Supreme Court considers Foster, the standards that govern peremptory challenges are back on the table.
The city’s post-9/11 surveillance program singled out Muslims—and even without invidious intent, that’s unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court is grappling with the question of “retroactivity” as justices review life sentences for juveniles.
The justices weigh a new set of cases and their implications for the Eighth Amendment and lethal injection.
The U.S. Supreme Court considers an odd case from Alaska, with the fraught question of federal management of Western lands hovering in the background.
This term, the justices will hear at least three cases that could upend the partisan balance of power.
The Kentucky senator points to its author’s intent to justify his opposition to birthright citizenship—but the clause in question has no clear author.
A look at how the Constitution has fared in the last year
A federal judge ruled that Congress has standing to sue Obama for his administration’s health care spending. Can the challenge succeed?
The tension between religious liberty and same-sex marriage may eventually come to a head in the courts, but probably not through the Kentucky clerk’s case.
If the Fourteenth Amendment means that the children of undocumented immigrants are not citizens, as Donald Trump suggests, then they are also not subject to American laws.
What happens when the legislature refuses to discharge its constitutionally assigned responsibilities?
His long career in public office began with a battle for recognition, and the audacity to believe he might actually prevail.
Government employees have an obligation to follow the letter of the law despite their religious convictions—or else resign the offices they hold.
The “silent justice” has always marched to his own drum, and in the past year that drumbeat has become more distinct and strange.