Special interests use the court as a public policy battleground. Here's a rundown of how that works and which groups are likely to appear before a conservative court with Amy Coney Barrett on it.
With Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, Trump has fulfilled his pledge to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman. But female judges don't all decide alike any more than male judges do.
A Florida minister and a conservative lawmaker filed suit against a county law mandating mask wearing, saying it violates the freedom of religion. A constitutional law professor says they're wrong.
For more than half a century, service members who got hurt while on active duty but not in combat – like being hit by a jeep while on base – could never sue for damages. That's now changed – a bit.
The Second Amendment was barely taught in constitutional law classes two decades ago. That changed after a 2008 Supreme Court ruling that ensured a federal right to keep and bear arms.
With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
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.
The last time a president nominated a Supreme Court justice during his last year in office was in the tumultuous year of 1968. It didn't go well.
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.
There are just four steps to appointing a Supreme Court justice -- but that's not to say it's going to be an easy process for Obama.
The long-serving justice changed how judges talk about statutes, but not, argues one law professor, how they ultimately interpret them.
Scholars argue that the affirmative action case could have consequences for the educational success of students of color.