The Justice Department criticized the ruling, which allows evidence gathering to begin on Friday. An appeal is likely.
Abortion opponents don’t care what happens to an unwanted child, and they’ve never cared about the mother.
Readers offer arguments for and against, citing Ted Bundy, an opinion by Justice Harry Blackmun and Catholicism.
Did the Supreme Court just suggest that it is prepared to agree with that statement?
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court overruled its second precedent in a little over a month.
In defending his comments about working with segregationists, Joe Biden cited his record on civil rights and his relationship with Ted Kennedy. But he didn’t address his opposition to busing.
The laws, rushed through before Democrats took office as governor and attorney general of Wisconsin, drew large protests. The State Supreme Court said the special session was legal.
The decision, from an eight-member court, suggested that the major constitutional issue it considered may soon return to the court.
A mobilization spearheaded by student and labor movements is focusing on the land question to address the social legacy of apartheid.
The Supreme Court just declined to hear a case in which a bakery refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple. Here’s a look at similar past cases.
Those who score big victories for the civil liberties of every American sometimes lose their own freedom.
A St. Louis judge issued a preliminary injunction that will keep the state’s only abortion clinic open. The state has until June 21 to make a decision on the facility’s license.
Judging by the crowds on Sunday, scorn for the government on the mainland has reached new heights.
The special counsel’s prosecutors cited attorney-client privilege, but legal experts were divided on whether they should have pushed to learn more.
Liberal advocacy groups have a message for federal judges pondering retirement: Hold on until 2021. In the meantime, they have begun drawing up lists of possible replacements.
Technocratic reforms won’t clear the way for a progressive agenda.
Our legislators need to return to lawmaking and help our political culture escape poisonous polarization.
The Senate ratified the 19th Amendment a century ago. What took so long?
One century ago, women still lacked this right.
Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility” sums up a lifetime of thinking about politics and culture.
Legal Aid lawyers, who represent poor people in court, often have to work second jobs to make ends meet.
Since women don’t have unwanted pregnancies without them.
A licensing dispute between the state and Missouri’s only abortion clinic threatened to make the state the first without access to the procedure in nearly 50 years.
Christopher Lee Price’s case prompted an anguished middle-of-the-night dissent in April that opened a window on angry divisions at the court.
Overturning the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision would not be “pro-life.” It would be destructive of life.
The abortion-rights debate raises questions about women’s rights that remain unresolved 46 years after Roe v. Wade.
Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan has taken a decidedly authoritarian turn.
The pugnacious former lawyer for Stormy Daniels pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion and fraud, then said he was a victim of politically motivated retribution.
Stephen Budiansky’s new biography of the Supreme Court justice reveals a man who was guided by experience, not logic.
Paul Weiss has hired Ms. Lynch as a litigation partner, at a time when big law firms are under fire for not doing more to promote women and minorities.
The justices upheld a law on the disposal of fetal remains, but declined to hear a case on whether states can prohibit abortions sought solely based on a fetal characteristic like sex or disability.