| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may come across as the ultimate know-it-all, but the truth is that he likes to emphasize what people in his lofty position don’t know.
In June, in a decision in which the court unanimously ruled that drug...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:49 AM
One of the most annoying habits of some of my liberal friends is their casual derogation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Thomas is derided not just as an extremist, which is true when you plot the legal philosophies of the justices along a...
| Aug 11, 2013
Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that students in public schools don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." A federal appeals court last week offered an expansive — but...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON -- Not all the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court were in agreement with the decision Friday that will force California to remove more than 9,000 inmates from its overcrowded prisons by the end of the year.
Though the court’s...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Currently, all federal judges are required to obey a Code of Conduct for United States Judges. There's just one exception: the Supremes.
For Supreme Court justices, following the code of conduct is voluntary. Or, as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. put...
| Jun 30, 2013
There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Did you know that Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan are hunting buddies? Kagan engagingly discusses this odd coupling in an interview with Jeffrey Rosen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. (You can watch it here. Bonus feature:...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Perhaps this is another sign that, as supporters of same-sex marriage rights often say, society is indeed changing: All but one of the letters we've received so far on the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings Wednesday on California's Proposition 8 and the...
| Jun 27, 2013
Re the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions, June 26
The exhilaration we feel after the two U.S. Supreme Court rulings Wednesday striking a blow for marriage equality overshadows all the anguish we felt that morning on Nov. 5, 2008, when it was...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:56 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court handed down a surprisingly tentative decision on affirmative action Monday, saying universities may adopt admissions policies that consider a student’s race only if they can show it is necessary to achieve...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans who are badly hurt by a generic drug may not sue the drug maker for compensation, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, giving manufacturers a shield from liability for the medications taken most commonly in this country.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, deeply divided in a dispute involving the rights of parents and a law to protect American Indian families, ruled Tuesday against the biological father of a 3-year-old girl who said his and the child’s American Indian...