The judicial theory has been a major talking point during the past three Supreme Court nominations. But what does it actually mean?
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.
Electors may not vote their consciences, which means the Electoral College will continue to operate how most Americans think it does.
Many Americans are surprised to learn that Electoral College members do not necessarily have to pick the candidate their state's voters favored. Or do they?
Kavanaugh thinks judges 'must be an umpire – a neutral and impartial arbiter.' So does Chief Justice Roberts. But more liberal jurists believe that the application of the law is inherently subjective.
Scalia's legacy as an activist against judicial activism will be long-lived.