One of the key components of today’s Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. But what is RFRA and how does it apply to cases involving Obamacare and discrimination against same-sex couples?
After eight months of arguments and deliberation, the Supreme Court will issue its two final decisions on Monday, and both will be significant.
This past week saw two rulings that overturned state prohibitions on same-sex marriage in Indiana and Utah. Both cases could land on the Supreme Court’s docket very soon.
This week, the Justice Department released a partially redacted version of a 2010 memo explaining the Obama administration’s legal justification for the drone killing of an American citizen in Yemen.
The National Constitution Center announced today that 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai will receive the 2014 Liberty Medal for her continued demonstration of courage and resilience in the face of adversity and for serving as a powerful voice for those who have been denied their basic human rights and liberties.
Professor Hal Scott of Harvard Law School argues that the Supreme Court made a mistake by choosing not to overturn old precedent that enables class-action lawsuits against securities fraud.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by two attorneys involved in the California teacher tenure case to discuss its constitutional implications.
National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains the Supreme Court’s cellphone search decision went further than even the most ardent friends of privacy had expected.
In yet another unanimous decision in a controversial case, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law requiring 35-foot buffer zones around the entrances to abortion clinics, saying that the law goes too far in restricting the free-speech rights of anti-abortion activists.
Is independent political speech the linchpin of our democracy or its Achilles’ heel? Watch video of this Intelligence Squared debate, from Thursday night at the National Constitution Center.