A century and a half after the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments, public debate still revolves around the rights they guarantee.
It may provide support for same-sex marriage, but it also empowers judges to decide whose 'dignity' they wish to prioritize.
Supreme Court cases on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act test the chief justice's commitment to judicial restraint.
Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand, whose hero is the longest-serving justice currently on the Supreme Court.
In an exclusive interview, Chief Justice John Roberts says that if the Supreme Court is to maintain legitimacy, its justices must start acting more like colleagues and less like prima donnas.
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will set off tectonic shifts in the American political landscape not seen since the civil-rights movement—or perhaps even the Civil War
Even liberals may come to regard William Rehnquist as one of the most successful chief justices of the century
In the liberal imagination Attorney General John Ashcroft is an authoritarian and a religious zealot, bent on sacrificing liberty to achieve the illusion of safety from terror. But those who see Ashcroft as a zealot are missing Ashcroft the canny politician—a man beholden to both his polls and his God