When a “federal takeover of elections” is nothing of the kind.
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.
Several readers accuse the court of making decisions based on partisanship, not legal reasoning.
Our institutions, from the Electoral College to the media, have convinced conservatives that they are denizens of the real America.
What’s often called the crisis of American democracy is the result not of too much democracy but of too little.
It is the best way to address the crisis in the court’s functioning and legitimacy.
The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.
Judicial populism justifies the exercise of power without accounting for its real-world effects.
The case, concerning a tuition program in Maine, seemed likely to extend a winning streak at the court for parents seeking public funds for religious education.
Any voting system is vulnerable to inconsistency.
Readers discuss James Madison and the role of Congress today. Also: Expanding the fight for abortion rights; a proposal for the National Mall.
As justices consider Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law, scholars debate what a reversal of Roe v. Wade would mean for the court’s credibility.
Members of the special House committee investigating the Capitol riot are among those arguing for an overhaul of a more than century-old statute enacted to address disputed elections.
Large and influential parts of the Republican Party are increasingly untethered from any commitment to electoral democracy.
Some lawmakers from both parties argue that when social media sites boost the performance of hateful or violent posts, the sites become accomplices.
To overturn Roe now would be an act of constitutional vandalism — not conservative, but reactionary.
The monumental scale of the Build Back Better plan raises a difficult question: Is a fleeting and narrow majority enough for making history?
ConstitutionDAO, a “decentralized autonomous organization,” had raised more than $40 million to bid for the artifact.
But in newly released materials, members of the panel acknowledged “profound disagreement” over the wisdom of adding more justices to the court.
The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.
How a “financial flash mob” is trying to raise $20 million for a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution.
Originally published as a series in The New York Times Magazine and now revised and expanded as a book, “The 1619 Project,” edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein, undertakes an ambitious examination of slavery and its ongoing legacy for Black Americans.
The guarantee clause could help Democrats push back against the threat of Republican political hegemony.
A federal law excludes residents of Puerto Rico from a Social Security program that provides monthly payments to needy people.
Another problem with the court’s “shadow docket.”
The court shouldn’t take from the people and their legislatures the authority they have had for centuries to decide where handguns may be carried.
The failures of the Articles of Confederation have a lot to teach us about the conditions that make new forms of government feasible.
He turned a messy, pragmatic compromise into an aspirational blueprint for a nation based on equal liberty for all.
Noah Feldman’s “The Broken Constitution” argues that Lincoln had to remake the American Constitution in order to battle slavery.
If they want their agenda to survive, activists will have to stop trying to ban guns — and focus instead on reducing the violence those guns bring.
If the Supreme Court is to reverse course after refusing to block the law in September, at least one conservative justice must change positions. Justice Kavanaugh is the most likely candidate.
Our rules and institutions exist for us and our flourishing, not for their own sake.
The justices, who will hear arguments on Monday in two cases challenging the state’s near-total ban, required the parties to file their briefs with extraordinary speed.
Lawmakers should proceed cautiously when altering the rules governing the internet.
The Fourteenth Amendment shouldn’t just be about the Civil War.
The Supreme Court routinely rejects death penalty appeals. But it halted an execution when religion became an issue.
The 14th Amendment offers a way out.
Justices who once derided judicial “meddling” are now meddlers themselves.
The problem of the “constitutional majority” in American politics.
The former president continues to pose a threat because our political imagination fails us.
The storming of the Capitol closed the door on one era of American politics and opened the door to another.
Forty years after her appointment as the court’s first female justice, it’s worth reflecting on the path she took.
A brief look at the Confederate Constitution.
As president, he went on the road to pull the new nation together.
House Democrats urged the Justice Department to prosecute anyone who tries to sue women who seek abortions.
The conservative majority essentially nullified the constitutional rights of millions of American women without so much as an argument.
The two-year House term has profound consequences for our government — and too many of them are negative.
How would you like to live in the state of New York City?
Students got their first free-speech win in 50 years. That’s a good thing.
The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.