Nicola Sturgeon's 'named person' plan for supporting children is a good idea with a major flaw.
With three current Supreme Court justices aged 78 or older and one seat on the court vacant, the next US president may end up nominating four justices in their first term.
Inaction on President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court blocks a decision on his immigration plan.
In the Fisher case judgment, the Supreme Court has reminded institutions to assess race-neutral policies. But evidence shows race-neutral policies could worsen racial inequalities.
The late Antonin Scalia and his conservative colleagues in recent years have rolled back protections for workers and unions while giving more rights to businesses and the wealthy.
In an act of defiance, Obama has nominated his choice for the Supreme Court. Perhaps he can learn from Reagan's spectacular 1987 failure.
The Supreme Court will soon decide if it will hear a case involving the off-campus speech rights of students.
I taught at Mizzou from 1996 to 2008. Here's why the events don't surprise me.
Despite the many people with mental illness who go to prison, successful defences of mental impairment are rare. But this is not a 'get out of jail free' card and should be more accessible.
Courts have left teachers and administrators without adequate guidance on schoolchildren's free speech rights. Should schools exercise censorship?
By challenging the courts, King Dalindyebo is testing the degree of impunity with which traditional leaders can get away.
About 220,000 kids under the age of 18 are being raised in same-sex families in the US. The Supreme Court's recent ruling failed to provide them with equal protection under the law.
A Family Court "order" for parents of a child to not smoke around him and to limit their alcohol consumption while caring for him have invited the same old accusations about the "nanny state".
The Supreme Court just blocked one of the hundreds of abortion restrictions introduced over the past year. So what do these news laws signal about the future of reproductive rights in the US?
What are the consequences of defining marriage as a "fundamental liberty"? And what difference will this ruling make to discrimination against gays and lesbians in other areas of life?
Lawyers and law students betting on recent decisions have been spot on predicting outcomes. It isn't all that hard, when you think about it.
Does the Confederate flag tell African American citizens that they are inferior? And if so, does that violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?
The impact of Ireland's affirmative vote on marriage equality is getting attention from all around the world. Will the result create a "social revolution" as some are suggesting?
The Supreme Court is the final word on the country's laws but its decisions don't necessarily end culture debates. Two scholars look at same sex-marriage arguments made before the court.
America's highest court is hearing arguments on gay marriage for what could be the last time. But both camps claim to have common sense on their side.