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.
The conservative hero's fiery 2012 dissent on same-sex marriage could be his most influential opinion—but not in the way he intended.
The decision to uphold a same-sex marriage recognition ban snapped a streak of court victories—but that doesn't make the judge who issued it a bigot.
In a pair of term-end cases, the Court feels the pain of everybody but employees.
Despite an unusual number of 9-0 opinions this Supreme Court term, there are deep ideological divisions just below the surface.
The Supreme Court laid down a marker for privacy in the smartphone era Wednesday—and Chief Justice John Roberts showed a surprising new savviness about technology.
The Supreme Court didn't answer that question directly on Monday, but it laid the groundwork for eliminating unwise laws against untruths.
Two hundred and twenty-five years ago, two Founding Fathers faced off for Congress in Virginia. Eric Cantor's would-be successors would do well to emulate them.
The Constitution’s structure is the Framers’ favored means of preventing federal overreach—and it's a better method than judicial review.
In Bond v. U.S., six justices recognized that prosecutorial overreach is a greater threat than the Senate using conniving treaties to overturn the Court's decisions.
In a recent Supreme Court case, both sides took liberties with the facts.
In a civil-rights case involving two professional baseball players, all nine justices side against a law-enforcement official.
The 5-4 decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway shows how far the ground has shifted under the Establishment Clause in the last 30 years.
Roberts and Sotomayor sniped at each other last week, but earlier Courts saw far worse.
Based on their opinion in yesterday's affirmative action case, three Supreme Court justices seem to think that minority rights should be left in the hands of voters.
A recent Posner opinion on chicken-gutting illustrates how judges change details they don’t like.
In McCutcheon v. FEC , the Supreme Court finds that those whose lack of money stifles their voices are simply losers in a fair democratic system.