A scrambled Supreme Court majority says it counts as a search, but disagrees on the reasoning.
The crowds rallying for a decisive statement on equality should prepare for anticlimax, and perhaps disappointment.
In today's oral argument, those on the bench worried aloud about social change, caution, and the danger of doing too much too soon.
Will he honor states' rights or gay rights? He has a long track record of support for both.
The Supreme Court seems poised to reject a form that simplifies voter registration -- on the grounds that some of its members could have designed a better one.
By focusing on improbable dangers to everyday people, the senator distracted Americans from the real issues.
An administration headed by a smart lawyer is unable to grasp that to the American people, secret law is hard to tell from no law at all.
Is being told to open up for an oral swab more intrusive than taking fingerprints?
Opponents of 5 of the Voting Rights Act are invoking the "dignity" of covered states. That "dignity" is as imaginary as Harvey the Giant Rabbit.
Virginia goes to the Supreme Court over a law that limits public-records access to its residents. Here's why it matters for all Americans.
In our system, courts don't grant indulgences or offer absolution; they decide cases, and they don't advise the President.
The Framers didn't mean to let minority parties hijack the Senate. But when the Democrats had a chance to reform the voting rules last month, they threw it away.
There's a reason the Constitution checks executive power. Here's why -- and how -- to rein in targeted killing.
A decision on Obama's recess appointment power shows why judicial originalism is an exciting game without any rules.
Rick Snyder, Scott Walker, John Kasich -- would you rather be remembered like John Jay or like Reince Priebus?
On Friday, judges ruled that Obama appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional. After years of Bush-era grandstanding, Democrats have no one to blame but themselves.
Like the sophisticated defenders of Proposition 8, DOMA's proponents are making a strong argument -- but one that may belong in a different case.
No president can do the job without them. Let's try to be clear about which ones are valid and which aren't.
The USA Network legal drama examines the power dynamics and anxiety that govern a gilded enclave.
Conservative jurist Richard Posner made a joke out of a deadly serious case. Now his colleagues have an opportunity to put things right.