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.
The justices this year seemed to be less likely to vote along traditional partisan lines, but bitter battles over philosophical ideals in recent decisions could be a sign of bigger wars to come next fall.
The justices carried on old quarrels in new cases as the term came to a close.
In Obergefell v. Hodge, the justices complete a process they began, almost without knowing it, in 1996.
Disparate-impact claims survived in a 5-4 decision, but the narrow opinion suggests a tough fight ahead for civil-rights laws.
The chief justice’s opinion upholding Obamacare aims to fulfill his promise to serve as an impartial umpire.
The justice casts the deciding vote on the U.S. Supreme Court, as it backs Texas’s refusal to print a Confederate flag on its license plates.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s resident Cassandra tones down his prophecies in advance of the same-sex marriage decision
A bill excusing public officials from performing gay marriages caps a string of legislative victories for conservatives.
For the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the power to recognize foreign governments is exclusive to the president.
After his state abolishes the death penalty, Governor Pete Ricketts vows to apply it to the ten inmates still on death row.