The gun rights decision from the conservative majority on the Supreme Court signals a fundamental change in how the court reads the Constitution.
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, will it be out of step with America?
There is value in observing legal precedent, but sometimes circumstances, logic or judges’ views determine it’s time to overturn it.
Support for the Affordable Care Act is at an all-time high.
Conservative justices are redefining religious freedom to mean the protection of individuals or groups to practice their faith as they see fit, argues a constitutional law expert.
The US Supreme Court is often less insulated from partisan politics than many Americans assume.
A 6-3 conservative court will hear a broader range of controversial cases, shift interpretations of individual rights and put more pressure on local democracy to make policy decisions.
Was a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court by five Democratic senators a legal argument – or a political threat?
Many were confident the US Constitution was robust enough to check Donald Trump’s worst excesses, but the real push back has come from elsewhere.
Sexual abuse has unique effects on people who are members of the same minority group, research suggests. An expert who has studied the issue in detail explains the added issue of cultural betrayal.
Several women recently came forward to complain about “inappropriate conduct” by Joe Biden. Even in the #MeToo age, the allegations appear to have little impact on Biden’s status as the front-runner.
Popular wisdom may be popular, but sometimes it’s downright wrong. Five stories from The Conversation’s 2018 politics coverage interrogate popular wisdom – and find it lacking.
With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, many predict that the court will move to the right on issues from abortion to gun rights. But Supreme Court rulings are often not the last word on a matter.
Men and women are not unified voting blocs. We must consider how voters identify themselves in terms of gender to truly understand how women and men think about politics.
Here’s a riddle: What’s the dominant image of the 2018 election campaign? There isn’t one. But there are many.
A well-known scholar of violence against women describes her own harrowing assault – and how the #MeToo movement changed her professionally and personally.
So often used to condemn women through history, feminism is reclaiming the word ‘witch’ in the 21st century. Some men also want to get in on the act.
The GOP’s handling of sexual assault allegations against prominent GOP figures has led some to conclude that the party does not respect women. But GOP women are sticking with their party.
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 testimony of Christine Blasey Ford in the Kavanaugh nomination hearings showed what happens when abuse survivors enter systems that are not designed to respond to their words or meet their needs.