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Obama has some difficult steps to climb to appoint a justice to replace Antonin Scalia. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Four steps to appointing a Supreme Court justice

There are just four steps to appointing a Supreme Court justice -- but that's not to say it's going to be an easy process for Obama.
Supreme Court ruling allows consumers and businesses to make money by reducing power and other grid services. wilks_photography/flickr

The Supreme Court saves the smart grid, but more battles loom

An obscure Supreme Court ruling paves the way for people and businesses to earn money with distributed energy technologies.
People queue up outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC to hear the case of Fisher v University of Texas, Austin. Jose Luis Magaua/Reuters

How much diversity can the US Constitution stand?

As the affirmative action case comes up before the US Supreme Court again, the question being asked is how much diversity is enough?
The Supreme Court will decide a case that will have a big effect on distributed energy technology, including batteries. Tesla

Will the Supreme Court kill the smart grid?

The Supreme Court hears a case that will decide whether homes and businesses can earn money from distributed energy technologies, including demand response and home battery systems.
The original 1812 gerrymander district designed to favor Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry. Elkanah Tisdale

Can math solve the congressional districting problem?

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.
Marching against abortion. Monica Elizabeth

Are antiabortion activists winning?

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?
A protestor outside the Supreme Court during the oral argument for Obergefell v Hodges. Ted Eytan/flickr

The surprises in the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision

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?

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