States have to comply with the Voting Rights Act. So how much can they consider race in redistricting?
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at the connection between two cases accepted by the Supreme Court on Tuesday and a landmark decision in 1971 about the right to sue federal officials.
On Tuesday afternoon, the United States Supreme Court said it would accept an appeal from the family of a boy from Mexico who was fatally shot by a U.S. border patrol officer.
Daniel Farber of the University of California, Berkeley, and Barry McDonald of Pepperdine University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would appoint judges and shape constitutional law.
The Supreme Court’s second day of hearings in its new term moved the Justices directly into some of the most significant controversies they will face in coming months, and it was plain that the outcomes are hardly going to be bold.