The nation’s high court announced on Tuesday its first two rulings for argued cases in the October 2014 Term—cases with big consequences for part-time employers and jury trials.
About the Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court is the highest court of the judicial branch of government—its duty is to interpret the law. Since 1803, the Supreme Court has been understood to have the power to declare national, state, and local laws unconstitutional. Article III of the Constitution defines the Supreme Court and which cases it can hear, and how other federal courts are established.
You may not know who Dollree “Dolly” Mapp was, but it was her case in 1961 that opened up a new era of due process rights for American citizens.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains Justice Stephen Breyer’s talk about the famous Lochner case on Monday, and why it casts a shadow after more than 100 years.
Our Jeffrey Rosen speaks with Steven M. Freeman from the Anti-Defamation League and Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute about a potential landmark Supreme Court case about Facebook and free speech.
National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen breaks down the arguments in the Supreme Court case about UPS and the rights of pregnant women in the workplace.