Battles over U.S. Supreme Court nominations—and the struggles over constitutional interpretation they represent
As the Supreme Court prepares to reconvene next week, the justices agreed to hear eight new cases on Thursday.
In a 4-3 ruling on a case almost a decade in the making, the Supreme Court ruled that colleges can factor in race in admissions decisions.
The Second Amendment has been vigorously protected by the elected branches of government—don’t look for the next Court to change that.
With the success of the Broadway hit Hamilton, Americans have been given a new version of the Founding Fathers—one that could open the door to a more liberal interpretation of constitutional originalism.
The remaining presidential candidates have each said they’d fix big money in political races. But if the Supreme Court overturned its latest campaign-finance rulings, would anything really change?
The presumptive GOP nominee has released a list of 11 judges he would nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Constitution doesn’t require the chamber to hold hearings or a vote.
The Supreme Court could have a major role to play in deciding whether workers can challenge their status as independent contractors.
Will the justices gut the rest of McCain-Feingold—and make it easier for wealthy donors to influence elections?
Advocates pushed for rules that would shift power toward older, white, more conservative areas—but they overreached, and the U.S. Supreme Court turned them down.
America is experiencing a revolution in religious-freedom law—transforming the rights of individual conscience into a bulwark of secular wealth and ecclesiastical power.
The justices are split—and desperate to find a solution that works for religious nonprofits and the government in a battle over birth control.
The justices pose a hypothetical in Zubik v. Burwell, one of the most-watched cases of the term.
The justices split 4-4 in Friedrichs v. CTA, leaving a pro-union ruling in the lower courts intact.
The appellate judge enforces rights enumerated in the Constitution while deferring to legislatures and elected officials when the Constitution doesn’t speak clearly.
President Obama’s new Supreme Court nominee called his work on the case “the most important thing I have ever done in my life.”
Obama’s Supreme Court nominee is the least political, most conciliatory choice. Whether that’s strategy or naïveté, confirmation is still unlikely.
Top Republicans vowed to ignore President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court despite praising him in the past.
President Obama nominated 63-year-old Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, setting up an election-year battle with Senate Republicans.
In a unanimous decision, the justices struck down a state-level ruling on a same-sex adoption case.
The first contentious case since Antonin Scalia’s death has at least one justice looking for an exit.