The chief justice has worked to persuade his colleagues to put institutional legitimacy above partisanship.
Even the Founding Father with the most expansive view of executive power would have found Trump’s recent constitutional ideas troubling.
The American experiment requires virtuous leaders who place the public good over their own personal or partisan interests.
The latest struggle to define America's founding charter will define the country for generations to come.
As the Court shifted around him, John Paul Stevens endeavored to remain neutral, transparent, and focused on liberty.
The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been a major influence on matters of racial equality, individual rights, and economic liberty. His replacement could be even more influential.
Anthony Kennedy thought officials have an obligation not only to respect the Constitution and the law but also to respect the promise of the nation’s values.
Much more than time separates the 27th president from the 45th: from their vastly different views on economics, to their conceptions of the presidency itself.
The Supreme Court justice talks about sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and the cases she’d like to see overturned.
Justices found common ground in asserting the relevance of the Fourth Amendment in the electronic age, even as they cited sharply different rationales.
Nothing in the text or history of the amendment is stopping the vice president, the Cabinet, and Congress from determining that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
The term is often narrowly described, but under certain circumstances, one can be triggered.
The practice once promoted debate and compromise, but now, the 60-vote requirement is tantamount to a legislative death sentence.
Far from reflexively favoring big corporations over small competitors, Judge Neil Gorsuch has a nuanced view of antitrust law.
The former president was critical of Chief Justice John Marshall’s rulings. But it was on constitutional, rather than political or personal, grounds.
Neil Gorsuch’s record suggests a willingness to transform the law and to enforce constitutional limitations on the excesses of Congress and the president.
Few American politicians cite his writing and judicial work. But his legacy is particularly relevant today.
The fight over the open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court isn’t just a partisan struggle—it revolves around the very meaning of the Constitution.
The appellate judge enforces rights enumerated in the Constitution while deferring to legislatures and elected officials when the Constitution doesn’t speak clearly.