Supreme Court Considers How to Decide if Teenagers Should Serve Life Without Parole

The justices considered precedents that said only “permanently incorrigible” juvenile offenders ought be sentenced to die in prison.

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We Were Clerks at the Supreme Court. Its Legitimacy Is Now in Question.

Brazen politics in Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process threatens the court’s standing with the public.

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Guantánamo Forever

Does the public care about the 40 remaining inmates with no obvious end to their imprisonment?

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John Roberts Was Already Chief Justice. But Now It’s His Court.

Chief Justice Roberts has replaced Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the member of the Supreme Court at its ideological center, and his vote is now the crucial one in closely divided cases.

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The Supreme Court Defines ‘Sex’ in Its Title VII Ruling

We’ll soon find out whether the court inflames the culture wars or cools them as its term winds down.

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The Supreme Court Says Gay Rights Are Civil Rights

The Supreme Court says you can’t be fired for being gay or transgender.

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Gorsuch, Conservative Favorite Appointed by Trump, Leads Way on Landmark Decision

One conservative group said the justice had betrayed the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, whose seat on the court he has held since 2017.

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