The wedding cake on display at Masterpiece Cakeshop.
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The Supreme Court appeared divided over claims of religious freedom in the case of a gay wedding. History shows how contentious religious freedom has been in America.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
Protest against racial quotas during a rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 2015.
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Scholars argue that the complaint of bias against Harvard reflects a flawed understanding of affirmative action policies.
Can services be refused to same-sex couples?
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There are three very different kinds of liberty. When people talk about religious liberty, what kind of liberty they might mean?
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.
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.
Why do so many state constitutions have provisions precluding funding for religious schools?
A number of state constitutions have clauses restricting state funding for religious schools. Some of these go back to an amendment proposed in 1875, known as the Blaine Amendment. What is it?
A rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco in January.
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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.
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.
Pro-life and anti-abortion activists converge in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 27, 2017.
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What will happen to the landmark abortion rights ruling with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court?
The front columns at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2015.
As the new Supreme Court session opens, a legal scholar makes an argument for sticking with just eight justices. It's not unconstitutional.
Protesters at the Supreme Court rally to stop Texas abortion regulations.
A 20-year conservative trend in the Supreme Court is on the line. A constitutional scholar examines why this issue alone will drive herds of voters to the polls in November.
We examine the highlights in 334 legal opinions written by Obama's pick to replace Antonin Scalia.
Clashing views in front of SCOTUS.
What public opinion surveys reveal about changing attitudes toward the Supreme Court.
Who will join their ranks now – and when?
The last time a president nominated a Supreme Court justice during his last year in office was in the tumultuous year of 1968. It didn't go well.
The Heritage Foundation has had a profound effect on defence spending and military action in the US.
Even many Americans don’t know much about organisations like the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Heritage Foundation. But these groups play a critical role in advancing conservative policies.
Family game night. Chicago 2012.
About 220,000 kids under the age of 18 are being raised in same-sex families in the US. The Supreme Court's recent ruling failed to provide them with equal protection under the law.
The original 1812 gerrymander district designed to favor Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry.
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.
The US Supreme Court decision should make conservatives around the world pay attention.
In the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, decided on 26 June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled by a 5-4 majority in favour of same-sex marriage. The majority judges have held that state…