Many were confident the US Constitution was robust enough to check Donald Trump's worst excesses, but the real push back has come from elsewhere.
With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, many predict that the court will move to the right on issues from abortion to gun rights. But Supreme Court rulings are often not the last word on a matter.
Many states are also eroding a woman's right to access abortions.
With Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, President Trump will appoint a second justice to the Supreme Court. Will his nominees be impartial if Trump ends up in the court because of the Russia probe?
The court narrowly ruled that employees who sign arbitration agreements can't bring class action suits over unpaid wages.
Donald Trump is far from the first president to politicise the judiciary, but the way he's going about it is uniquely dangerous.
With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
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.
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.
Revenge is sweet – but if the Democrats indulge in it, they could dramatically weaken a whole branch of the US government.
What will happen to the landmark abortion rights ruling with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court?
As conservatives cheer and liberals fret, a law professor considers Gorsuch's judicial record and the politics behind his selection.
Historical data suggest that a contentious candidate can delay a president's progress on other initiatives.
Neil Gorsuch's views seem to put him to the right of many, if not most, Americans.