We now have real data about Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett. The court’s gone hard right, but the three are less unified than they might appear.
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Is the Supreme Court About to Upend American Election Laws?
Here’s what to know about a court case that could change the way Americans vote — and who decides how they do.
A Diverse Supreme Court Questions the Value of Diversity
Since 1978, the sole justification for race-conscious admissions has been educational diversity. The rationale’s days may be numbered.
Justice Barrett Rejects Plea to Stop Biden’s Student Loan Debt Plan
Though the justice’s brief order gave no reasons, it was most likely based on the challenger’s seeming failure to show that it had standing to sue.
Supreme Court Wrestles With Case on Pigs, Cruelty and Commerce
A California law requiring that pork sold in the state come from humanely raised pigs posed questions about how far states can go in affecting conduct outside their borders.
Justices Sotomayor and Barrett Say the Supreme Court Remains Collegial
In an appearance recorded 10 days after the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked in May, both maintained that relations on the court were warm and respectful.
Justice Jackson, a Former Law Clerk, Returns to a Transformed Supreme Court
In the 22 years since she worked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer, whom she replaced last month, the court has become polarized and predictably conservative.
What We Learned This Term About the Supreme Court’s Shift to the Right
The blockbuster decisions — on abortion, guns, religion and climate — told part of the story. But the court’s abrupt rightward shift ran through its entire docket.
On Guns, a Supreme Court Head-Scratcher: Is a Colonial Musket ‘Analogous’ to an AR-15?
And other questions about gun regulations then and now.
The End of Roe, the End of Trump
After Dobbs, the Republican Party doesn’t need Trump.
Abortion Ruling Poses New Questions About How Far Supreme Court Will Go
The decision overruling Roe v. Wade exposed internal divisions among conservative justices about reconsidering other rights.
June 24, 2022: The Day Chief Justice Roberts Lost His Court
Outflanked by five impatient and ambitious justices to his right, the chief justice has become powerless to pursue his incremental approach.
A Pro-Religion Court
What the 6-3 conservative Supreme Court majority’s latest ruling means.
The Supreme Court May Rein In Efforts to Protect the Climate
The court’s conservative majority seems intent on pursuing an agenda that would limit the government’s ability to shield the planet.
Jocelyn Benson: Protests at Judges’ Homes Must Be Legal, but They Aren’t Effective
Despite the terrifying experience of armed protesters picketing Jocelyn Benson’s house, she supports the right to protest outside public officials’ homes.
Abortion Questions for Justice Alito and His Supreme Court Allies
Isn’t having to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term the same as forced labor?
After Roe Leak, Supreme Court Starts to Resemble Other Branches
The disclosure of a draft opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade, legal experts said, was evidence that the court is not much different from other Washington institutions.
If Roe Goes, Will the Right to Birth Control Be Next?
Democrats are warning that Roe’s fall could threaten a wide range of privacy rights — including the right to birth control.
How Roe Warped the Republic
Why Roe v. Wade may be overturned by the very forces of polarization it unleashed.
On Abortion, Beware the Feminism of Justice Alito
Women apparently have advanced so far, they no longer need guaranteed access to abortion.
Roe v. Wade’s End Is Terrifying. Here Are Four Reasons.
In revoking a right most Americans want, the Supreme Court risks doing tremendous damage to the country — and to itself.
What the Leaked Draft on Abortion Reveals About the Supreme Court
What the leaked draft opinion on abortion rights reveals about the Supreme Court.
Roe, on the Edge
Roe v. Wade seems to be on the cusp of falling.
John Roberts Has Lost Control of the Supreme Court
What did it take for him to finally speak out? He has joined the liberal justices in seeing an abuse of the shadow docket.
The Problem of ‘Personal Precedents’ of Supreme Court Justices
Their efforts to seem consistent can clash with respect for precedent in the usual sense. But a new article argues that personal precedents have a role to play as legal building blocks.
Another Working Mom May Join the Supreme Court
Republicans celebrated Amy Coney Barrett’s role at home. Democrats should do the same for Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Biden Is Right to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court must be an representative institution in touch with all of American life.
‘Daddy, What’s an Originalist?’
A new series of children’s books seeks to turn conservative icons like Amy Coney Barrett into bedtime reading material.
How Democrats Should Nominate a New Supreme Court Justice
The deliberative process that our team followed with Obama’s nominees is outdated. Democrats should move as quickly as possible.
Does the Supreme Court Need More Justices?
The cases for and against altering the court.
Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Boston’s Refusal to Fly Christian Flag
The court seemed poised to rule that the city, which has approved many other requests to raise flags at its City Hall, violated a Christian group’s free speech rights.
Do We Have the Supreme Court We Deserve?
It has become a willing participant in a war for the soul of the country.
A ‘Tragic Mistake’ by Officer Potter, but Not a Criminal One
Two readers disagree with the verdict in the shooting of Daunte Wright. Also: Tributes to Desmond Tutu and Joan Didion; Amy Coney Barrett and Roe.
Amy Coney Barrett’s View: Adoption, Not Abortion
Readers offer personal stories to challenge the justice’s suggestion that adoption is a good alternative.
Trump Weaponized the Supreme Court
The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.
Omicron Is Another Waiting Game for Parents
A worrisome week in news.
Amy Coney Barrett Doesn’t Understand the Trauma of Adoption
What Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t realize is that adoption is often infinitely more difficult, expensive, dangerous and potentially traumatic than terminating a pregnancy in its early stages.
Amy Coney Barrett and the Abortion Question
Justice Amy Coney Barrett seemed to lean into identity politics at Wednesday’s arguments over a major abortion case.
The End of Roe Is Coming, and It Is Coming Soon
I thought we had more time before the 1973 decision was overturned. I now believe I was wrong.
Why the Feminist Movement Needs Pro-Life People
We must form a broad and diverse coalition to advocate for women.
Is the Supreme Court on Its Way to Becoming a Conservative Bastion?
Linda Greenhouse’s “Justice on the Brink” looks back at the Supreme Court’s last year, with intimations of what we can expect in the future.
The Texas Abortion Law and the Playbook to Overturn Roe v. Wade
The Supreme Court’s conservatives may have calculated that they need political cover for overturning or badly damaging Roe later this term.
How Fast Will Amy Coney Barrett Move the Supreme Court Right?
The most junior justice is proving to be a careful strategist who has urged her colleagues on the bench to be cautious.
University of North Carolina Can Keep Affirmative Action, Judge Rules
Students for Fair Admissions vowed to immediately appeal in a case that appears destined for the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court’s Pain — and Our Anger
Twenty years ago, the Court easily weathered the storm created by Bush v. Gore. But things are different now.
The Supreme Court Has Gone Off the Rails
Justices who once derided judicial “meddling” are now meddlers themselves.
Back on the Bench, the Supreme Court Faces a Blockbuster Term
The court, which is dominated by six Republican appointees, will confront a charged docket, including a case asking it to overrule Roe v. Wade.
Legislating in the Name of God
Republican officeholders are no longer coy about their religion-driven mission to stop abortion.
Trump Is Gone, Sort of. The Fireworks Are Still Going Off.
The Supreme Court, Congress, even the White House. — the reverberations are everywhere.