Bans on abortion early in pregnancy used to be rare. But in the past three months, so-called heartbeat bills have passed in four states, and more are in progress in 11 others.
The regulator’s record in the Supreme Court the past few years has not been strong. But the justices handed it a significant victory late last month.
The Supreme Court seemed torn about whether the government may refuse to register a trademark for a word evoking a profanity.
“The Titanic was launched with less hubris and more preparation,” a law professor wrote of plans to ask every household about citizenship.
Anti-abortion activists have passed similar measures in several states with the hope that a legal fight could upend Supreme Court precedent.
The 5-to-4 ruling, issued in the middle of the night, provided a rare glimpse of the inner workings of a court bitterly divided on the death penalty.
The economist N. Gregory Mankiw says he loves the central bank but fears for its future as one of America’s great institutions.
Mandatory vaccination is rare, but it has been done — and upheld by the courts. While judges have allowed health officials to fine citizens for refusing, forced vaccinations are highly unusual.
Prosecutors may not find it easy to convince a jury that a former Minneapolis officer committed a crime when he fatally shot an Australian woman while on duty. Here’s why.
The makers of the divisive anti-abortion movie — a word-of-mouth hit that a physician called misleading — say they’ve been shunned by mainstream media.
Following California’s moratorium on executions, Democrats running for president embraced abolition, signaling a generational shift for the party.
A Wisconsin election brings double disappointment for Democrats.
An academic is worried that a strict gun law in New York City is being challenged in the Supreme Court.
In a 5-to-4 decision, the justices ruled against an inmate with a rare medical condition and debated the ground rules for capital punishment.
One juror in the 1993 case suggested that sentencing Charles Rhines to life in prison surrounded by other men would “be sending him where he wants to go.”
The Supreme Court has weighed in on affirmative action several times. Here are some key cases through the decades.
With Roe threatened, red and blue states are pulling even further apart.
Prison officials in Texas had rejected the inmate’s request that his spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber, a decision his lawyers said violated the Constitution.
Challengers said the Trump administration exceeded its authority in banning the devices, which the Justice Department has said helps transform semiautomatic weapons into fully automatic machine guns.
Republican presidents sought judges who could be counted on to oppose abortion. The voices of those judges come through clearly in cases now making their way to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court could make history by erecting a constitutional barrier to electoral maps that put party over country.
Liberal activists are calling for ending the Senate filibuster and expanding the Supreme Court, but others in the Democratic Party are urging caution.
Justice Stephen G. Breyer said, half-joking, that he feared “the greatest judicial power grab since Marbury v. Madison” as the justices took on an issue they saw as momentous.
A new book tells of political horse-trading at the Supreme Court.
It’s not just the potential damage to the health care system and the people who depend on it. It’s also the threat, in the administration’s legal position, to the rule of law.
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about a fancifully named political practice that majority parties have long used to lock in their dominance. Here is what it is all about.
In an 8-to-1 decision, the court said the sailors had not properly served the government of Sudan with legal papers seeking to hold it accountable.
The justices will consider on Tuesday whether extreme partisan gerrymandering crosses a constitutional line, an issue they left undecided last term.
Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who may hold the decisive vote, expressed uneasiness about gerrymandering but also wondered if Supreme Court intervention was necessary.
The mysterious case concerned an unnamed corporation owned by a foreign government identified in court papers as Country A.
Justices will be reviewing the case of North Carolina, where Republicans drew a map to maximize their power in the House. Plaintiffs challenging the map say it’s unconstitutional.
The ordeal of death-row inmate Curtis Flowers will yet again test the court’s commitment to equal justice under law.
Many states are suddenly considering heartbeat bills, which would make it virtually impossible to get an abortion. That’s no accident.
Justice Thomas asked questions in the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for murder. The court will decide whether jury selection was marred by racial discrimination.