The Constitution mentions "the right to vote" five times. Judges, and voter ID law proponents, don't seem to be getting the hint.
The Reagan appointee has been perhaps the most significant influence on law in the past three decades. But the start of the new term looks likely to mark the end of the Scalia Court and the beginning of the Roberts one.
Dispatch from First-Amendment Fantasyland: The D.C. Circuit Court dismisses Congress's anti-smoking warning labels as "ideology."
What kind of democracy teaches its young people they'll be punished for talking out of turn?
Unfortunately, the only place you'll see the 25th Amendment do what it's supposed to is on television.
In upholding a law that could disenfranchise 9 percent of the state's population, Judge Simpson breaks new ground in belittling a fundamental American right.
The phony evangelical "historian" David Barton meets his match at last.
A ground-breaking Colorado case tests a constitutional guarantee.
Could colonial sheriffs have smuggled a tiny constable into a carriage? No, and that's why we can't rely on their legal reasoning.
While demonstrators briefly occupy the Court's front steps, the Justices themselves play nice, awarding a big Voting Rights Act win to Texas and the Republican Party.
The Court holds that an inmate wasn't badly represented; his lawyers were so feckless that he had no lawyers at all.
In a world where Pastor Skip leads worship in the morning and coaches baseball in the afternoon, it can be hard to determine where religious autonomy ends and discrimination begins.
Broadcasters want to be able to live in the same dirty the rest of us do, but the justices seem unsympathetic.
An abstruse question about judicial standards may reveal the Court's fault lines on America's most important election statute.
The Texas governor scorns court meddling in state matters, but not when it benefits him.
The Supreme Court is deciding who should testify during trials--those who produced analyses, or those who reviewed them
The two Republican frontrunners made it clear at Saturday's Presidential Forum that they aren't much interested in states' rights
Emma Sullivan's principal didn't force her to apologize for insulting Kansas governor Sam Brownback
Since time began, sassy teenagers have been putting authority figures in their place. The way we respond to them says a lot about the society we hope to build.
One student wins a right to say silly things about a powerful man. Couldn't we extend this liberty to all our children?