A lawsuit challenging Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights raises uncomfortable questions about federalism and the Constitution's Guaranty Clause.
The justice is famous for keeping quiet. But in this week's clean air arguments, his voice could have added something significant.
If the conservative justices uses the same logic they have in the past, Hobby Lobby's case against the contraceptive mandate doesn't stand a chance.
It doesn't matter whether an employer is secular or religious, non-profit or for-profit. The Supreme Court’s precedents show that the government's interest in nationwide programs trumps all.
A system that tolerates "hate speech" is probably superior to the alternatives, but defenders of an absolute right can't pretend no one gets hurt.
American democracy has always left room for conscientious objectors. But two current cases are more like ordinances of secession.
A "radical" argument to make the entire United States a right-to-work nation
The justices will likely strike down Massachusetts's "buffer zone" law. But they might need to consult a tape measure.
A dazzling argument by Miguel Estrada shows how the justices can reach a ruling in Noel Canning: Just say the Senate decides when it's in recess.
Like Smaug from The Hobbit, the Roberts Court is remote, protective, and prone to sudden displays of fierceness.
The president can restore some flagging faith in the American project and shore up his own political fortunes.
Scott Turow and others offer recommendations.
The owners of this Christian company object to contraception. But it's their assets, not their beliefs, that will make their case so persuasive to this Supreme Court.
The nuclear option is good news from a body that doesn't produce much of it.
With the exception of himself and a few friends in black robes, the chief justice seems to view the federal government as a bunch of power-hungry hacks.
The case of United States v. Bond: Five Justices seem disposed to create a new rule that could hamstring foreign policy down the road
The High Court ponders a case where local clergy encourage citizens to approach the local government on bended knee.
How a suit related to a bizarre Pennsylvania love triangle risks upending the treaty-making powers George Washington fought for at the Constitutional Convention
The Oregon senator isn't as famous as Edward Snowden or Julian Assange, but his push for limits on the NSA could result in much-needed reforms.
When it comes to race-based admissions, both sides contain people of good will. And neither group can understand a word the other says.