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SCOTUS Justices

From criminal justice to workers’ and voting rights to campaign finance, it has defied customs that buttress the Court’s legitimacy.

By this time next year, marriage equality will be the law of the land.

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

US Supreme Court

But will they apply the same logic to the NSA’s massive surveillance dragnet?

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

Blogs

If only there was some way to know what the authors of the Affordable Care Act really intended.

March 10, 2015

The lack of structural integrity in the case before the Supreme Court, along with its bleak implications, has become even more obvious in the past week.

February 5, 2015

The Supreme Court justice might need to brush up on his Eighth Amendment.

January 5, 2015

Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act actually prevent employers from firing their workers for being pregnant? The Supreme Court will soon decide.

December 10, 2014

Congress will not have the power to overturn the Affordable Care Act, so Republicans are hoping the Supreme Court’s right-wingers will do the dirty work for them.

December 8, 2014

The Roberts Court's announcement that it will hear another legal challenge that threatens to disable and perhaps destroy the new healthcare system has the distinct odor of political collusion.

November 19, 2014

The US Supreme Court is preparing to hear another case that could render key parts of the ACA illegal.

November 12, 2014

Amazon’s relentless cost-cutting hits workers hardest.

October 10, 2014

The country’s worst voter suppression law is now in effect for the midterms.

October 8, 2014

Clinics in Texas that were recently forced to stop providing abortions because of sweeping new regulations have filed an emergency appeal to the court.

October 7, 2014