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.
And other questions about gun regulations then and now.
Readers suggest compromise legislation, offshore abortion clinics, expanding the Supreme Court and more. Also: Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh; Mike Pence; bathing suits.
The Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will transform American life and politics.
“Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal,” the justice told the senator, according to notes from a private meeting before his confirmation.
The decision overruling Roe v. Wade exposed internal divisions among conservative justices about reconsidering other rights.
Outflanked by five impatient and ambitious justices to his right, the chief justice has become powerless to pursue his incremental approach.
A measure extending police protection to the immediate families of Supreme Court justices passed the House overwhelmingly.
How an anti-Trump establishment undercuts itself.
The court’s conservative majority seems intent on pursuing an agenda that would limit the government’s ability to shield the planet.
Despite the terrifying experience of armed protesters picketing Jocelyn Benson’s house, she supports the right to protest outside public officials’ homes.
If Justice Thomas is genuinely concerned about the eroding faith in his own institution, the first thing he can do is look in the mirror.
Many of the protesters have expressed concern that the scrutiny over the demonstrations has distracted from the real issue: restricting a woman’s right to have an abortion.
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.
Why Roe v. Wade may be overturned by the very forces of polarization it unleashed.
In revoking a right most Americans want, the Supreme Court risks doing tremendous damage to the country — and to itself.
What the leaked draft opinion on abortion rights reveals about the Supreme Court.
Roe v. Wade seems to be on the cusp of falling.
Members of the court’s conservative majority indicated that the coach, Joseph A. Kennedy, had a constitutional right to kneel and pray at the 50-yard line after games.
What did it take for him to finally speak out? He has joined the liberal justices in seeing an abuse of the shadow docket.
Plaintiffs need show only that the charges against them were dropped, the majority said, to satisfy a requirement that they had obtained a “favorable termination” of the prosecution.
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.
Republicans, in justifying criticism of the first Black woman nominated to the court, repeatedly invoked Democrats’ attacks on Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
The voting rights decision is further evidence of an impatient conservative majority.
Georgetown shouldn’t have placed him on leave.
It has become a willing participant in a war for the soul of the country.
The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.
I thought we had more time before the 1973 decision was overturned. I now believe I was wrong.
Charles Blow, Ross Douthat, Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Michelle Goldberg agree on one thing after oral arguments: It’s not looking good for Roe.
The Supreme Court’s conservatives may have calculated that they need political cover for overturning or badly damaging Roe later this term.
Another problem with the court’s “shadow docket.”
The New York Times will be streaming the oral arguments and providing live coverage of the proceedings when they begin at 10 a.m. Eastern.
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.
The Supreme Court routinely rejects death penalty appeals. But it halted an execution when religion became an issue.
Students for Fair Admissions vowed to immediately appeal in a case that appears destined for the Supreme Court.
Justices who once derided judicial “meddling” are now meddlers themselves.
The court, which is dominated by six Republican appointees, will confront a charged docket, including a case asking it to overrule Roe v. Wade.
The Supreme Court justice is fully vaccinated, a court spokeswoman said, and is not showing symptoms.
The ruling followed political and legal maneuvering by the administration to retain protections for tenants. It puts hundreds of thousands at risk of being put out of their homes.
The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?
The F.B.I. said some of the 4,500 tips it received about Justice Brett Kavanaugh were given to the Trump White House, leading some Democrats to call the process a sham.
The chief justice’s power waned, and the three Trump justices grew more influential. The term ended with an exclamation point, with the court imposing new limits on the Voting Rights Act.
In the term so far, including two major decisions on Thursday, the court’s expanded conservative majority is fractured and its liberals are often on the winning side.
Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled.
Will Philadelphia be able to exclude a Catholic adoption agency from its foster care system because it refuses to work with gay couples?
In an immigration ruling that scrambled the usual alliances, the justices differed over the significance of the article “a.”
The justices struggled to determine how the First Amendment applies to public schools’ power to punish students for social media posts and other off-campus speech.
The court, which has for years been cutting back on harsh punishments for juvenile offenders, changed course in a 6-to-3 decision.
The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.