It's the Bush-Obama record of surveillance and lack of accountability—and not executive action on immigration—that ought to concern citizens.
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that police stops are legal when the officer has a "reasonable suspicion" that a law is being broken—even if that law doesn't exist.
Al Smith's stand against the power of the state eventually led to new laws protecting an ancient Indian faith.
Many people don't know where courts draw the line on what constitutes free speech—or what they mean by a "true threat."
We can't call it a constitutional crisis; but we shouldn't consider it business as usual, either.
Watching the battle between Obama and a Republican Congress for two years may shake Americans' faith in the Framers.
In upholding same-sex-marriage bans, Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton said the people should decide, but his ruling virtually guaranteed the opposite.
A Supreme Court case over whether passports for people born in Jerusalem should read "Israel" or not could have a surprisingly big effect on the balance of power in the United States.
... According to the law.
Once, the chief justice said the only way to stop discriminating on race was to stop discrimination on race. Now his tune isn't so clear.
Under the standard set by Roe v. Wade, there would be no question that a controversial Texas abortion law was invalid. What happened?
The justice is known as a friend of LGBT rights, but he issued an emergency stay of same-sex marriages in Idaho.
By refusing to take a stand on lower-court decisions, the justices have effectively settled the fight—in favor of gays and lesbians who want to marry.
A case before the Supreme Court asks whether police can stop drivers for doing something that isn't a crime if the officers have misunderstood the law.
In the last term, conservative justices moved to protect wealthy donors and Christians, while looking skeptically on claims for minorities.
Obama doesn't want to ask Congress to declare a war. Congress doesn't seem interested in fighting back. But the law demands otherwise.
Voters cut their legislature out of the redistricting process. Now legislators want the Supreme Court to deal them back in.
In an exhilarating takedown of Indiana and Wisconsin's prohibitions, Judge Richard Posner rules there isn't. But will he persuade anyone?
In upholding the state's ban on same-sex unions, Judge Martin Feldman seems to be carefully appealing to the Supreme Court's swing voter.
Like Barack Obama, the chief justice came into office promising an age of apolitical comity. And like the president, he has seen his dream die.