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.
Judging from oral arguments Tuesday in McCutcheon v. FEC, justices are likely to eliminate limits on how much individuals can give each cycle.
Equal protection, age discrimination, and campaign finance are on the menu—and that’s just for October.
Wouldn't it be better to save the nation from default by invoking the Fourteenth Amendment, than to stand by and do nothing?
The judiciary may appear the only functional branch of the federal government, but a string of recent rulings have contributed to the impending catastrophe on Capitol Hill.
Though Congress plays at narrowing Obama's authority, the draft authorization could actually give him and future presidents sweeping new powers to intervene overseas.
The lawfulness of action in Syria doesn't depend on magic words -- lawmakers can consent in any form they choose.
A Syrian intervention is exactly the sort of situation the Framers had in mind when they gave Congress, not the president, the authority to "declare war."
The Constitution's "natural-born citizen" clause was a way to protect the presidency against monarchs -- not foreign-born children of Americans.
Or, how the Shelby ruling is like starving a dog to death
John Roberts appointed every judge on the secretive and influential FISA court. Maybe it's time to spread around the authority.
The Supreme Court struck down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, but the feds can still demand "preclearance" in states where real discrimination is still occurring.
In striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the famous swing justice continues his tradition of historic support for homosexual rights.
Five of the nine justices negate a half-century of successful bipartisan self-government on the grounds that they could have done a better job.
In October, it looked like the Fisher decision would fiercely split the Court. Instead, today's compromise will make race-conscious admissions slightly harder, but not impossible.
A justice of the Supreme Court should not act like a high schooler on the bench; when the target is a fellow justice, the offense is even greater.
Ideas of the Year 2013