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.
Even before the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s stay placed the fate of the EPA Clean Power Plan into the hands of the next president.
By halting Obama's cornerstone climate policy before considering its legality, the Supreme Court could further tarnish its partisan reputation.
An obscure Supreme Court ruling paves the way for people and businesses to earn money with distributed energy technologies.
A case before the Supreme Court could deal a major blow to unions, highlighting the need for leaders of business and labor to negotiate a new New Deal.
Scholars argue that the affirmative action case could have consequences for the educational success of students of color.
As the affirmative action case comes up before the US Supreme Court again, the question being asked is how much diversity is enough?
Rosa Parks was a hero in the fight against segregation ... but she was just one of many.
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 expected barrage of legal attacks on the EPA Clean Power Plan hinge on two arguments, which may ultimately go to the US Supreme Court.
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.