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?
People walk out after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration’s emergency request on the travel ban.
A professor of constitutional law gives a preview of what to expect when the travel ban cases reach the highest court this fall.
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.
The Slants in concert/Tommy Byrd/Flickr
Have American companies just been given the green light to deploy "edgy" branding that goes way too far?
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?
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, stands next to a photograph of Trump and Lavrov on May 17, 2017.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.
Neil Gorsuch signs the constitutional oath after Chief Justice Roberts administered it in a private ceremony on April 10.
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With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
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?
A rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco in January.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
Chief John Big Tree, Dark Cloud, Jack Cosgrave, Adda Gleason and Robert Goldstein in The Spirit of ‘76 (1917).
During the war, fear of being undermined by the enemy sparked restrictions on freedom of speech. As a result, thousands of Americans were prosecuted.
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.
Revenge is sweet – but if the Democrats indulge in it, they could dramatically weaken a whole branch of the US government.
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Comparisons often ignore the troubling history of how Jackson treated Native Americans. An expert on Native American history draws parallels to the new administration.
A Mexican who was recently deported from the U.S. in Tijuana, Mexico.
From Chinese laborers to 'bad hombres,' the US settler mentality has perpetuated an immigration system that pushes out unwanted groups and bypasses the Constitution.
Trump shakes hands with Gorsuch on Jan. 31, 2017.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
As conservatives cheer and liberals fret, a law professor considers Gorsuch's judicial record and the politics behind his selection.
The U.S. Supreme Court.
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.