The Supreme Court’s decision in the Trinity Lutheran case is blurring the lines between church and state.
The Trinity Lutheran case signals the Supreme Court's willingness to interpret separation of church and state as religious discrimination. What will this mean for the future of vouchers and school choice?
Wisconsin from overhead.
On Monday, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin. We dive into the research on this controversial practice.
Mildred and Richard Loving in 1965.
In 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in Virginia for the crime of being married. The couple helped spark an effort to strike down laws against interracial marriage in the United States.
Use of data-driven risk assessments in sentencing may be heard by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
Cyntoia after guilty verdict.
Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she shot and killed a man in 2004. Under Tennessee law, she won't be eligible for parole until she is 67 years old. Is such a harsh sentence constitutional?
Why do so many state constitutions have provisions precluding funding for religious schools?
A number of state constitutions have clauses restricting state funding for religious schools. Some of these go back to an amendment proposed in 1875, known as the Blaine Amendment. What is it?
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Justice Neil Gorsuch.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Trump's promise to appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court could mean the fate of the death penalty rests in the court of public opinion.
Rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.
REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
Have the Supreme Court’s rulings changed over time?
The Supreme Court's public reputation is strong in part because people see it as less political than other government branches. What can text analysis tell us about how accurate that perception is?
GOP Senate Judiciary Committee members after voting in favor of sending Gorsuch to the full Senate for confirmation.
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GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have pushed Gorsuch's nomination onto the full Senate. Both the Republicans and Democrats are getting ready for a fight.
Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
Judge Gorsuch was raised Catholic and later became an Episcopalian. An expert on Church-State issues says don't read too much into religion as an indicator of judicial philosophy.
Pro-life and anti-abortion activists converge in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 27, 2017.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
What will happen to the landmark abortion rights ruling with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court?
Pro-statehood supporters at the seaside Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Danica Coto
Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
The struggle to be together.
Supreme Court upholds controversial immigration rules for families introduced in 2012. It means families will have to earn a minimum income to bring over spouses from abroad.
Outside the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
The court's reasoning suggests deep skepticism of Trump's position and spotlights the main issues for the further appeals that will surely follow.
Demonstrators outside Terminal 5 of Chicago’s O'Hare airport on Jan. 29, 2017.
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland not being listened to.
Holyrood won't get a veto, but the Supreme Court has done the union no favours.
Doug Paulley (centre), from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, outside the Supreme Court in London.
A look at the recent Supreme Court battle over priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses and what it really means for disabled people.
The Mohegan Tribe Community Center and Government Building in Uncasville, Connecticut.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
A little-known suit against a Mohegan tribal employee will test the limits of Indian tribes' legal immunity.
The front columns at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2015.
As the new Supreme Court session opens, a legal scholar makes an argument for sticking with just eight justices. It's not unconstitutional.