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.
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.