Top legal journalists Robert Barnes, Lincoln Caplan, and Marcia Coyle examine the state of a 4-4 Supreme Court in transition and look forward to the differences between a Clinton Court and a Trump Court.
The current presidential race’s tone is leading some scholars to look at two important but little-understood parts of our electoral process: protests about vote counting and illegal voting after a presidential contest.
On October 26, 1774, the First Continental Congress ended its initial session in Philadelphia with a list of rights belonging to Colonists and threats of an economic boycott. Within six months, however, armed conflict broke out on American soil.
Three years ago next month, Senate Democrats used the “nuclear option” to kill the filibuster for many Senate motions, but they left the option intact for Supreme Court nominees. Could that change in a matter of months?
Lyle Denniston looks at three Supreme Court cases it accepted right before Justice Scalia’s death – and why they haven’t gotten a court date yet.