How much importance does the Supreme Court place on prior decisions?
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There is value in observing legal precedent, but sometimes circumstances, logic or judges’ views determine it’s time to overturn it.
Michael Widomski, left, and David Hagedorn at the makeshift memorial for Justice Ginsburg in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Ginsburg officiated their wedding in 2013.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death sparked many tributes to her work ending sex discrimination against women. That work also paved the way for successes in the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
The Supreme Court ruled that baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.
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.
Letter from President Trump to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
After the recent government shutdown and breakdowns in functioning within all three branches, it looks like the separation of powers system is broken or unbalanced. It is – and it isn’t.
A law professor writes “the future of Roe v. Wade looks tenuous.” That gives more power to the states – including four that have passed “trigger laws” to outlaw abortion if Roe is overturned.
Protestors near the U.S. Supreme Court building, on the 2nd anniversary of the Citizens United decision
Citizens United, issued 10 years ago, is one of the most controversial and scorned rulings in modern Supreme Court history. Is that condemnation undeserved?
The U.S. Supreme Court.
Democrats won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, but Republican presidents have appointed a majority of the sitting justices. Is the court out of step with America?
In this April 28, 2015 file photo, demonstrators stand in front of a rainbow flag of the Supreme Court in Washington as the Supreme Court was set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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A legal scholar explains why Kennedy’s opinions on same-sex relationship rest on fragile constitutional grounds.
President Trump, Neil Gorsuch and wife Marie Louise and Justice Anthony Kennedy.
With Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, President Trump will appoint a second justice to the Supreme Court. Will his nominees be impartial if Trump ends up in the court because of the Russia probe?
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
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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.
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?
Justice Scalia speaking in 2014.
The long-serving justice changed how judges talk about statutes, but not, argues one law professor, how they ultimately interpret them.
The new normal?
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This week’s news brings an important “ah hah” moment. The conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries and their political network of donors and opaque outside groups are…