Major Supreme Court decisions and reversals last term are leaving some people, including this scholar on constitutional politics, wondering – what’s going on with the court?
The women’s rights movement in the 1800s did not openly support legalizing abortion or birth control. But the reasons why are complex.
A scholar of 18th-century America and the founders analyzes the Supreme Court opinion overturning the constitutional right to abortion, which he says relies on an incomplete version of US history.
The justices who decided to overturn the abortion rights precedent of Roe v. Wade explained their reasoning, and signaled other precedents could be reversed as well.
The Supreme Court held off at least another day before announcing a ruling on abortion rights. High profile cases take more time to finalize, but there are also political and public relations factors.
Americans have long said they generally support abortion rights, but understanding specific breakdowns of opinion across demographics, and the history of abortion beliefs, is also important.
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.
Words matter, writes an immigration scholar. It is far easier to deny the humanity of an ‘alien’ than to do so for a ‘noncitizen.’
There’s been a reversal of power between religious and secular sides of American culture. The Supreme Court is now at the center of that shift.
Was a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court by five Democratic senators a legal argument – or a political threat?
Many states are also eroding a woman’s right to access abortions.