Why do so many state constitutions have provisions precluding funding for religious schools?
A number of state constitutions have clauses restricting state funding for religious schools. Some of these go back to an amendment proposed in 1875, known as the Blaine Amendment. What is it?
A rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco in January.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
Judge Gorsuch was raised Catholic and later became an Episcopalian. An expert on Church-State issues says don't read too much into religion as an indicator of judicial philosophy.
Pro-life and anti-abortion activists converge in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 27, 2017.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
What will happen to the landmark abortion rights ruling with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court?
The front columns at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2015.
As the new Supreme Court session opens, a legal scholar makes an argument for sticking with just eight justices. It's not unconstitutional.
Protesters at the Supreme Court rally to stop Texas abortion regulations.
A 20-year conservative trend in the Supreme Court is on the line. A constitutional scholar examines why this issue alone will drive herds of voters to the polls in November.
We examine the highlights in 334 legal opinions written by Obama's pick to replace Antonin Scalia.
Clashing views in front of SCOTUS.
What public opinion surveys reveal about changing attitudes toward the Supreme Court.
Who will join their ranks now – and when?
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.
The Heritage Foundation has had a profound effect on defence spending and military action in the US.
Even many Americans don’t know much about organisations like the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Heritage Foundation. But these groups play a critical role in advancing conservative policies.
Family game night. Chicago 2012.
About 220,000 kids under the age of 18 are being raised in same-sex families in the US. The Supreme Court's recent ruling failed to provide them with equal protection under the law.
The original 1812 gerrymander district designed to favor Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry.
The gerrymandered district has been part of the US political landscape for two centuries. Impartial math suggests several methods for drawing fair, competitive congressional districts.
The US Supreme Court decision should make conservatives around the world pay attention.
In the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, decided on 26 June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled by a 5-4 majority in favour of same-sex marriage. The majority judges have held that state…
A man waves a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court building.
Public opinion may play a role in the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on gay marriage but it will likely be in an unexpected way.
The Supreme Court US.
The Supreme Court is the final word on the country's laws but its decisions don't necessarily end culture debates. Two scholars look at same sex-marriage arguments made before the court.