Legal scholars offer a vision for appointing Supreme Court justices more fairly. While it wouldn't require any constitutional amendments, it would require Congress to pass a bill.
The National Council of Churches, which represents 38 Christian denominations, has long been the voice of progressive religion. But over the years, its influence has waned.
Many states are also eroding a woman's right to access abortions.
Young people of color are disproportionately affected by the lifelong consequences of having a criminal record.
Appointing judges to lifetime terms can be among a president’s longest lasting legacies. The overwhelming majority of Trump’s nominees are conservative, white and male.
The Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to post signs with information about family planning services.
Arguments on religious freedom have taken place throughout US history and have landed in the Supreme Court as well. Interpretations have changed over time.
With leagues lobbying for their share, a thriving illegal market that needs to be stifled, and bettors chomping at the bit, the headaches are just beginning.
A Supreme Court case deals with the narrow issue of tribal salmon fishing rights in the Northwest, but raises fundamental questions about justice for American Indians.
Before Trump said he wanted to create a Muslim registry, there were a number of Islamophobic policies in place.
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.
A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
Scholars argue that the complaint of bias against Harvard reflects a flawed understanding of affirmative action policies.
There are three very different kinds of liberty. When people talk about religious liberty, what kind of liberty they might mean?
A professor of constitutional law gives a preview of what to expect when the travel ban cases reach the highest court this fall.
Have American companies just been given the green light to deploy "edgy" branding that goes way too far?
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.
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?
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.
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.