The episode reflects poorly on Biden.
A bust of the Dred Scott author stands in the old Supreme Court chambers in the capitol.
SCOTUS is the least democratic branch. Is that a bad thing?
A surprisingly agreeable chat on originalism, the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts and other things.
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
The House voted to recognize the District of Columbia as a state, but many obstacles still lie ahead.
Partisan Hypocrisy on Display in Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Prostitution Pledge and the First Amendment
Can the government compel speech? For Supreme Court justices, that seems to depend on the content of that speech.
Fifth and final post in a series based on my new book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
Clarence Thomas Upbraids SCOTUS for 'Prolonging Our Decade-Long Failure to Protect the Second Amendment'
"The fundamental protections set forth in our Constitution," Thomas writes, should be "applied equally to all citizens."
This unilateral executive action has been scrutinized by both Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and U.S. District Judge Brantley Starr.
"Although California's guidelines place restrictions on places of worship," Roberts wrote, "those restrictions appear consistent with the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment."
"We have long interpreted the Georgia Constitution as protecting a right to work in one's chosen profession free from unreasonable government interference."
The anti-prostitution pledge is unconstitutional when applied to U.S. nonprofits. But the feds say it's still OK to compel speech from these groups' foreign affiliates.
The federal courts start to grapple with COVID-19 shutdown orders.
Supreme Court Justices in Texas and Pennsylvania Emphasize That COVID-19 Lockdowns Require Judicial Scrutiny
Not everything that states do in the name of protecting public health is consistent with the Constitution.
Courts so far have not been inclined to ask that question.
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Infectious disease, public health, and the Constitution
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While denying Donald Trump's dictatorial impulses, William Barr notes that public health emergencies do not give governments unlimited powers.
A lost volume of American history finds the light of day.
The president contemplates a sweeping exercise of executive authority.
The president again insisted that the federal government can open the country by fiat. It cannot.
"Delaying abortions by weeks does nothing to further the State's interest in combatting COVID-19," they say.
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Will the Supreme Court question the underpinnings of the modern administrative state?
“The federal government forgot the Tenth Amendment and the structure of the Constitution itself.”
"These uncompensated seizures violate the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment."
Plus: civic dynamism on display, Justice Department embraces home detainment of federal prisoners, and more...
Congress should loudly and unanimously reject this insanity.
Weighing the state and local response to COVID-19
The extent of state and federal quarantine powers is surprisingly unsettled.
The legal battle over immigration, federalism, and executive power heats up.
The argument requires several controversial assumptions and leaps of logic.
The justices heard oral arguments this week in United States v. Sineneng-Smith.
Americans are so locked into their political sides that many of them seem willing to cast aside some of the nation's long-established constitutional protections.
What’s at stake in Torres v. Madrid
This New Deal Precedent May Decide the Fate of Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
What’s at stake in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.