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, 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.
The U.S. Supreme Court justice was distinguished by the clarity of his constitutional vision—and his willingness to fight for it.
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.