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Myriad

The outcome will effect far more than just the genetic test for breast cancer.

Protesters in front of the Supreme Court

Sooner or later, marriage equality will win. What happens to marriage then?

Clarence Earl Gideon

In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Nancy Keenan

As Roe v. Wade turns forty, NARAL seeks to mobilize a younger generation of activists.

Toy soldiers

The Roberts Court has shifted away from the very collective values and ideas that will be necessary to enact—and uphold—crucial policies on guns and mental health.

Prochoice protest

After taking some hits, the movement for abortion rights is pushing back—and has some new tricks up its sleeve.

Robert Bork

Bork was denied a seat on the Supreme Court because he was a right-wing zealot, not because of campaign of liberal lies.

Secrets

The Nation, with the ACLU and others, is suing the government over a law that allows unchecked surveillance. Will the Supreme Court even allow us to argue our case on the merits?

The Partisan is a weak account of the career and legal thinking of a conservative and obstreperous chief justice.

Blogs

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

Marriage licenses will be issued immediately after the Court declined to hear challenges.

October 6, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

The US government has until Tuesday evening to explain to a federal judge why men held at Guantánamo do not have the same religious freedoms as Hobby Lobby.

July 8, 2014