We can appreciate the full import of Gorsuch’s position on the Supreme Court only by analyzing his written orders and decisions.
The ruling for an Asian-American band named the Slants is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their fight to keep the team name, which many find insulting.
It’s time for Truthdig’s annual—and only partially tongue-in-cheek—review of the highlights, lowlights, pratfalls and pitfalls of the Supreme Court over the past 12 months.
Of all the candidates, the Green Party nominee would move the judicial branch in the most progressive direction as president. But the sobering reality is that she has the least prospect of doing so.
The next president of the United States will have the power to reshape the nation’s ultimate judicial body—and redefine the meaning and application of the Constitution for a generation or more.
Before the passing of the hard-right justice created the possibility of a dramatic shift in the Supreme Court, there was fear that Roe v. Wade would be undercut in a pending case. Now beleaguered rights proponents are looking to Justice Anthony Kennedy to swing the ideologically divided bench their way.
The Supreme Court justice masterminded the 2010 decision to undo a century of public-interest regulation of campaign expenditures in the name of "free speech." He had every reason to know how damaging that decision would prove to be.
The conservative Supreme Court justice holds the key to their fate in a case with blockbuster potential.
All eyes will be on a state advisory referendum that's expected to galvanize protests against a broken political process.