The bitterly contested hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the newest justice to the U.S. Supreme Court were more of a show trial than a legal procedure.
A change of heart on preferences appears to have cost the high-profile independent in Wentworth, while the controversy around Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation has been of benefit to Donald Trump.
The longstanding, historical notion of the judge as an independent, non-partisan interpreter of the law may never truly recover.
An English professor says educators should use "Speak" – an often banned novel about sexual assault – to engage young people about the topic.
Brett Kavanaugh presented himself as a good and reputable man in his recent Senate hearing. But a man's social status and education tell us nothing about whether he's likely to commit sexual assault.
One striking feature of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony was the number of times he interrupted. Data shows that hearing interruptions are becoming more common, particularly when the nominee is female.
Whether the sins of our past stay with us forever has become a pertinent question of our time. A philosopher argues we don't need to carry our past burdens – although there are some moral conditions.
'Grease 2' – which, according to Kavanaugh's calendar, he saw on June 16, 1982 – is an example of the brand of entitled masculinity that appeared in the era's teen flicks.
Contentious or politically driven Supreme Court nominations are not new. But US history shows that many of those contested nominees who were confirmed would go on to author controversial opinions.
More than two dozen states and cities are suing over a controversial new citizenship question.
A law professor writes "the future of Roe v. Wade looks tenuous." That gives more power to the states -- including four that have passed "trigger laws" to outlaw abortion if Roe is overturned.
A recent US Supreme Court ruling marks a new milestone in the debate over police power and privacy in the digital age.
In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
Donald Trump's pick for the highest court in America has Democrats furious, as well as some Republicans.
Controversial judicial appointments and divisive court rulings are not the norm everywhere. Here's what the US could learn from Europe about ensuring ideological balance on the Supreme Court.
Democrats won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, but Republican presidents have appointed a majority of the sitting justices. Is the court out of step with America?
A legal scholar explains why Kennedy's opinions on same-sex relationship rest on fragile constitutional grounds.
Appointing judges to lifetime terms can be among a president’s longest lasting legacies. The overwhelming majority of Trump’s nominees are conservative, white and male.
While the Supreme Court's Janus ruling dealt a blow to organized labor, three lessons from Nevada's unions suggest things aren't as bleak as they appear.