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The bans on gay marriage in 13 states across America have been ruled unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court hasn’t been singing to Scalia’s tune.
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.
Government speech versus free speech.
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
The Bill of Rights.
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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
What will states using the federal insurance marketplace do if the Supreme Court rules against the government in King v Burwell?
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.
People in Columbia, SC speak out.
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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?
Are health law professors educating the Supreme Court?
In the oral argument in King v Burwell, the justices displayed a much more sophisticated understanding of the Affordable Care Act.
Jubilant scenes from Ireland’s ‘Yes’ cohort after a referendum victory that is echoing around the world.
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?
What would a Supreme Court “compromise” do for gay parents?
What appears to a possible "compromise" in the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage may turn out to be a burden on gay and lesbian couples.
Nazi soldiers pose in front of a painting pilfered from the National Museum of Naples Picture Gallery.
If you’ve seen recent films like Woman in Gold and Monument Men, you’d think Americans are at the forefront of returning Nazi-looted art. They're not.
A man waves a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court building.
Public opinion may play a role in the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on gay marriage but it will likely be in an unexpected way.
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The Supreme Court is the final word on the country's laws but its decisions don't necessarily end culture debates. Two scholars look at same sex-marriage arguments made before the court.
Oh say can you see…
America's highest court is hearing arguments on gay marriage for what could be the last time. But both camps claim to have common sense on their side.
The design of a proposed “Sons of the Confederacy” Texas state license plate is shown in this handout illustration provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles March 20, 2015.
In hearing the case of a group determined to put an image of the Confederacy on a Texas license plate, the Supreme Court again examines the the limits of "offensive" speech.
The new normal?
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This week’s news brings an important “ah hah” moment. The conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries and their political network of donors and opaque outside groups are…
Citizens too have a role in fixing things
Now that Capitol Hill has turned red, the debate has turned to whether this will increase gridlock or not. Certainly from the perspective of the President it will. He can expect vastly more difficulty…
The outside is being renovated, but what about the inside?
Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the US. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look…
At least there’s still football.
A missed debt repayment this week means Argentina further extends its exclusion from the world’s capital markets. The country must find the money to repay all its creditors, or agree to a restructuring…
A US Supreme Court decision last week damaged the legal options for holding corporations to account for human rights and environmental abuses.
The US Supreme Court has handed down a landmark decision that will have drawn sighs of relief from corporate boardrooms in Australia and around the world. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum was brought by…