May 1

Constitution Check: Can a state close its borders entirely to undocumented immigrants?

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.


It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority.

Mar 27

The Court tees up the health mandate

Posted 2 years, 0 months ago.


Amid sure signs that the Supreme Court Justices are deeply interested in the constitutionality of the new health care law’s key sections, and definite signs that they have been studying up for the task, they moved on Monday to get beyond the preliminaries and get set for Tuesday’s crucial two-hour hearing.

Jan 30

Turn off the TV? Scalia’s baffling civics lesson

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


If you do not like the rash of intensely negative campaign commercials on television this year, the ones made possible by the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, then turn off the television.

Jan 25

U.S. v. Jones was a landmark digital privacy decision—but what about privacy in 2025?

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


The Supreme Court’s decision this week in U.S. v. Jones is the most important privacy development of the Roberts era.

Nov 9

Constitution Check: Can a state outlaw abortion?

Posted 2 years, 5 months ago.


The sponsors of the “Personhood Amendment” were betting on a change in the composition of the Supreme Court.