Supreme Court

The Simple Principle That Can Fix American Law

COMMENTARY | What if a coherent legal philosophy could exist between the poles of living constitutionalism and originalism?

Wyoming’s Flood of Anti-Abortion Bills Reveal What’s Happening Across the Country, Experts say

Wyoming has filed eight anti-abortion bills this session, a record number in recent history for the state legislature.

The Second-Class Treatment of U.S. Territories Is Un-American

COMMENTARY | We deserve nothing less than the full rights of citizenship, including the right to vote.

How States Could Lead on Reforming U.S. Supreme Court Appointments

COMMENTARY | Many states have taken steps to de-politicize their high courts. With a state-initiated convention to amend the constitution, they have the power to propose similar reforms at the federal level.

‘Trigger Laws’ in Some States Would Ban Abortion Immediately If Roe is Overturned

The country already has a patchwork of different restrictions on abortion. How would that change in a post-Roe world?

What to Know as ACA Heads to Supreme Court—Again

Republican state officials and the Trump administration argue that the justices should overturn the entire law. At issue in the case is Congress’ decision to reduce to zero the penalty for not having health coverage.

Coming Abortion Fight Could Threaten Birth Control, Too

In discussions of the impact Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett could have on abortion rights, many overlook related issues, including the right to birth control that the court recognized in 1965. During her confirmation hearings, Barrett refused to say whether she felt that case was correctly decided.

Supreme Court to Consider LGBTQ Rights and Foster Care the Day After Election

The case, which concerns a taxpayer-funded Catholic adoption agency, could make a big impact on LGBTQ rights and force changes in government contracting practices with religious organizations.

Fearing the Future of Roe v. Wade, New Jersey Moves to Protect Abortion Access

Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that lawmakers would introduce a package of legislation to enshrine reproductive health care into state law.

Supreme Court to Hear Energy Companies’ Appeal in City Climate Change Lawsuit

The suit brought by Baltimore is part of a national trend of cities, counties, and state governments suing oil and gas companies over the impact of climate change.

Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma is Native American Land

The full implications of the ruling on criminal justice—and maybe other areas of the law—are not yet known as Oklahoma negotiates with tribes in wake of the verdict.