A New York State Supreme Court has declined to recognise the personhood of two chimpanzees being used by Stony Brook University for research. But the case is far from over.
The gerrymandered district has been part of the US political landscape for two centuries. Impartial math suggests several methods for drawing fair, competitive congressional districts.
Why the recent Supreme Court case on gay marriage could make a huge difference for racial justice.
SCOTUS effectively continued the practice of lethal injection with its ruling. But is lethal injection really as humane as we think?
Could the Abigail Fisher case, which is back before the Supreme Court, further limit the use of race in higher education admissions policies for institutions across the nation?
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?
Regulations that do significantly more harm than good are never appropriate, as the court concluded.
The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling against mandatory ultrasounds for women seeking abortions, but the court leaves in place major—and growing—restrictions on women's health policies.
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.
Law professors were vocal in explaining how the different parts of the ACA worked together. It looks like the court was paying attention.
Same-sex marriage is now a legal right. How the justices arrived at this ruling. the critical role of Anthony Kennedy and the potential impact of the dissenters' decisions.
The bans on gay marriage in 13 states across America have been ruled unconstitutional.
Justice Scalia once again failed to win over either Justice Kennedy or Chief Justice Roberts, revealing he is losing the war over the Supreme Court's heart.
The South shall rise again – but not on Texas car bumpers. A look at the Supreme Court's nix on adding Confederate flags to Texas vanity license plates
Two recent Supreme Court cases on free speech might appear to be at odds with each other, but not if you examine the nuances of the court's decisions
If the Supreme Court ends subsidies for the federal exchange, affected states could just establish their own exchanges, right? It's a little more complicated than that.
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?
In the oral argument in King v Burwell, the justices displayed a much more sophisticated understanding of the Affordable Care Act.
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?