In United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court has put forth a question on the definition of the take-care clause, which in the past been difficult to decipher.
The armed standoff in Burns, Oregon, is a perfect case study for why all defendants need excellent representation—and why the current criminal-justice state is no panacea.
The criminal charges against the Mizzou professor seem more likely to curtail First Amendment rights than to protect them.
An extra question posed by the justices weighing a challenge to Obama’s immigration program could turn the case into a constitutional showdown.
Whatever the Founders may have thought, contemporary law is perfectly clear on this point.
The justices consider a challenge to labor organizations without weighing the practical implications of their decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court struggles to stretch a Constitution written for 13 coastal states to encompass non-contiguous states, dependent nations, insular areas, and a commonwealth.
For the second time, the justices of the Supreme Court are struggling with Fisher v. University of Texas—and the divisive questions it raises.
The U.S. Supreme Court weighs which disputes America’s Indian tribal courts can adjudicate.
A case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court would limit representation to eligible voters—favoring wealthier, whiter, and more conservative citizens.
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.