In the Fisher case judgment, the Supreme Court has reminded institutions to assess race-neutral policies. But evidence shows race-neutral policies could worsen racial inequalities.
In 2008, Hillary Clinton withdrew from the presidential race to support Barack Obama. Now, facing a rampaging Donald Trump, she's hoping Bernie Sanders will do the same.
Experience in the US serves to highlight the potential long-term economic consequences if Australia fails to legalise same-sex marriage.
If a computer search would qualify for a warrant if its whereabouts were known, why should simply hiding its location make it legally unsearchable?
A "judicial activist", it seems, decides cases in favour of a preferred (non-“mainstream”) litigant or interest, to reach a result that is inconsistent with a conservative worldview.
The late Antonin Scalia and his conservative colleagues in recent years have rolled back protections for workers and unions while giving more rights to businesses and the wealthy.
We examine the highlights in 334 legal opinions written by Obama's pick to replace Antonin Scalia.
In an act of defiance, Obama has nominated his choice for the Supreme Court. Perhaps he can learn from Reagan's spectacular 1987 failure.
You're not imagining it: the Supreme Court has gotten more polarized politically than in years past, thanks to fewer moderates in the Senate.
What public opinion surveys reveal about changing attitudes toward the Supreme Court.
Our data-driven model was able to create a reasonably accurate assessment of justices' views on issues, predict their alignments on cases and identify who might be a swing vote.
The electorate and those involved in public governance should focus more on how judges are appointed. This is because they need to make sure that individuals of the highest quality get the job.
In its first environmental case post-Scalia, the Supreme Court rebuffs farm and ranching interests that opposed the EPA's multistate plan to restore Chesapeake Bay using the Clean Water Act.
Do women in the Oval Office or the courtroom make a genuine difference? Research from English juries suggest they do.
The court order to Apple is consistent with the existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions.
Scalia's legacy as an activist against judicial activism will be long-lived.
A constitutional legal scholar argues that Justice Scalia's death set off a partisan fight precisely because Supreme Court justices are very much political actors, driven by values as much by law.
How do rational people get sucked into believing conspiracies? According to research, we're more susceptible than you'd think.
A look at Scalia's decidedly negative legacy on environment reveals how important the next Supreme Court will be on environmental questions, including the EPA Clean Power Plan.
President Obama's opponents are saying he should leave the choice of a Supreme Court justice to his successor. But that could leave the nation's highest court in limbo.