Justice Elena Kagan’s recusal in the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case may have been a significant factor in the Court’s deliberations. So why do Justices have to take a break from cases?
On May 20, 1996, the Supreme Court issued an early landmark decision supporting the right of gays under the Constitution to seek protection from discrimination.
On May 18, 1896, the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision upheld the legality of racial segregation in America. Plessy was later overturned, and it holds a controversial place in the Court’s legacy.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s decision to return the Obamacare contraception case to the lower courts, with the intent of asking both sides on the issue to find common ground.
In this commentary, Michael D. Ramsey argues that the Constitution’s relevant text and three related implications don’t require the Senate to consider Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination.