Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at a landmark 1948 Supreme Court decision that started the end of legally prescribed residential segregation in the United States.
Lyle Denniston looks at recent Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action and prayer, and the balance between majority rights and minority rights.
The Supreme Court has revived discussion about a second major case about the separation of church and state that it will consider for acceptance in two weeks’ time.
Erwin Chemerinsky from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Scott Gaylord from Elon University School of Law discuss the long-term impact of the Supreme Court’s public prayer decision on other First Amendment cases.
Lyle Denniston says that the Supreme Court’s Town of Greece ruling on Monday is actually a rather ambitious expansion of the court’s 1983 decision on the issue of legislative prayer.
A divided Supreme Court, led by Justice Anthony Kennedy, said on Monday that the town of Greece, N.Y., can begin its town meetings with a religious prayer, delivered almost exclusively by Christian clergy.
The United States Supreme Court said on Monday morning it will not consider a case that would define rights related to concealed gun permits in New Jersey and potentially across the country.
Last week, the Supreme Court heard its last arguments for the current term. So what big decisions can we expect between now and late June? Here’s a look at 10 big cases in the Court’s pipeline.
In this commentary, Yale University’s Bruce Ackerman says that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s belief that justice prevails in the long run may have been misguided, given current efforts to limit the Voting Rights Act.
The legal press is up in arms over a factual mistake made by Justice Antonin Scalia in a Supreme Court decision this week. But Scalia isn’t alone among justices who’ve been corrected by academics and even a few bloggers.