In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University says President Obama still has a chance to deliver on his promise to restore the rule of law. But he needs to make clear what legal justifications are relied on for unilateral actions ranging from the minimum wage hike to targeted killing.
Recent events in several states, including Kentucky, Texas and Utah, seem to indicate another same-sex marriage decision is heading toward the Supreme Court.
As the Supreme Court continues a busy week, Court watchers are wondering if a significant case from last fall could be announced in the next few weeks.
Lyle Denniston looks at an interesting question: Do public schools have a First Amendment right to allow “unhealthy” food ads on school grounds?
The White House has seen a lot of big parties, but nothing compares to March 4, 1829, when Andrew Jackson’s open house sparked a mob scene that almost destroyed the president’s house. Or so we think.
The Supreme Court added five new cases on Monday, including a case about wearing beards behind bars that resulted from a handwritten petition
The Supreme Court will hear one of the most high-profile cases of its current term on Monday, as the Justices determine how states define if a person is mentally disabled to the point of becoming ineligible for the death penalty.
As part of our coverage of the Religious Freedom Act debates, we asked the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro for his thoughts in the aftermath of Governor Brewer’s veto of SB 1062.
David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center argues in this commentary that the recent controversy over Arizona’s proposed Religious Freedom law changes are linked to challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
Lyle Denniston looks at a rising chance that the Supreme Court might be persuaded to redefine privileges sought by reporters seeking to protect their sources.