For nearly a quarter century, she was the definitive swing vote on a court that decided almost all major issues by a 5-4 vote.Read More »
A South Carolina foster-care agency has asked the Trump administration to rule that it has a constitutional right to discriminate against non-Protestant and gay parents under the religious-freedom guarantee of the First Amendment.Read More »
Were vacancies more common, each would be less valuable, and there would be less reason to spend political and other capital fighting over them.Read More »
In theory, taking a DNA test to reveal your ancestry is optional. But it’s on its way to becoming obligatory.Read More »
Litigants often find themselves with some version of this conundrum: You’ve received an adverse interlocutory order, you want to appeal before the case proceeds further, but appellate jurisdiction is lacking because you don’t have finality. You may wonder, is there ...
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Political gloating is normal; mocking human suffering is notRead More »
What was remarkable about Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first day of public work at the U.S. Supreme Court was … that there was nothing remarkable about it.Read More »