Kavanaugh Stalker Charged with Attempted Murder

A man who claims he was going to kill the Supreme Court Justice is in jail.

The Least Dangerous Branch?

The apparently eminent demise of abortion rights has reignited an old debate.

Supreme Court Overturning Roe (Probably)

POLITICO has obtained what purports to be the 1st draft of the opinion.

Republican-led States Testing Abortion Limits

Oklahoma’s near-total ban is part of a larger trend.

Clarence Thomas’ Continuing Conflict

Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. Alas.

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The Breyer Patch

The 83-year-old Justice is playing a dangerous game.

The Rarity of Supreme Court Retirements

There have only been eleven since 1981.

Stephen Breyer’s Retirement Timing

Should he be worried about the appearance of partisan gaming?

Cadets participate in the Class of 2019 Graduation Parade, May 24, 2019, at West Point. (Matthew Moeller/Army) Cadets participate in the Class of 2019 Graduation Parade, May 24, 2019, at West Point. (Matthew Moeller/Army)

Thomas: Overturn Feres Doctrine

The Supreme Court justice least concerned with precedent wants to overturn a longstanding one.

SCOTUS: States Can’t Ban Clergy from Death Chamber

A rather odd non-ruling during the non-session from America’s highest court.

SCOTUS Strikes Down New York Church Closures

The right to worship trumps the public’s health.

Was I Wrong on Harriet Miers?

Rethinking what qualities we should be looking for in Supreme Court Justices.

They Had the Votes

Disconnected representation in action.

Susan Collins’ Meaningless ‘No’ on Barrett

A desperate re-election gambit that has no impact on the outcome.

Thoughts on ACB and SCOTUS in General

Some judicial alphabet soup in dialog with my co-blogger.

Biden Open to SCOTUS Expansion

After weeks of evasion, the frontrunner hints at a compromise policy.

Inside People of Praise

It’s not a cult but not exactly mainstream, either.

Age and the US Government

A pandemic and a government populated with people in their 70s and 80s.

Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Coming Today

Multiple reports have the Notre Dame graduate replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Supreme Court Reform Bill

An interesting but unlikely-to-pass bill is about to be introduced.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.

More On Expanding The Supreme Court

It’s time to accept the desecration of our political constitution.

Is the American Government Legitimate?

A long-winded and esoteric discussion about an elusive idea.

Is Federalism the Real Problem?

A fundamental building block of our system makes it nearly impossible to fix.

Against Packing the Supreme Court

Legitimacy hangs in the balance.

A Defense of Expanding the US Supreme Court

It is about finding ways to combat minority rule.

Ginsburg, Garland, and Court Packing

Two related discussions.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020

The iconic Supreme Court justice has died at the age of 87.

The Ridiculousness of Life Appointments

Another way in which the Framer’s really didn’t understand what they were creating.

Is the Death Penalty Unconstitutional?

Dissenters to a denied emergency appeal argue it is.

Supreme Court Says Eastern Oklahoma is Indian Country?!

Congress forgot to disestablish a Creek Reservation created by treaty in 1833 and 1856 when it made Oklahoma a state in 1909.

Supreme Court Expands Religious Impunity

Two rulings greatly expand the ability to evade the law for on Free Exercise grounds.

SCOTUS Allows Subsidies for Religious Schools

A seemingly obvious result that isn’t.

Why Roberts Sided with Abortion Rights

Is the Chief Justice laying a trap or simply ‘calling balls and strikes’?

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

A reprise of an almost identical case with a different group of Justices–and the Chief Justice switching sides.

SCOTUS Rules Asylum Seekers Can’t Challenge Rejection in Court

A 7-2 decision by the highest court in the land is less decisive than the numbers suggest.

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Supreme Court Rules LGBT Discrimination Illegal

The 6-3 opinion written by Justice Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice Roberts defies conventional wisdom.

Lousiana’s Weak Case for Abortion Regulation

A case that should never have made it to the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg Says Start Over on ERA

A feminist icon offers some advice her allies will not want to hear.

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Worrisome news for an American icon.

Supreme Court Hears Gun Rights Case But Likely Won’t Rule On Merits

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Supreme Court heard a significant Second Amendment case, but it is unlikely to rule on the merits of the case.

You Bet Republicans Would Break The “Garland Rule” To Fill A SCOTUS Seat

Anyone who doubts that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 is being incredibly naive.

Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent the weekend in the hospital over concerns about a possible infection.

Trump Attorneys Appeal Tax Return Ruling To Supreme Court

The fight over the President’s tax returns has reached the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In DACA Challenge

The Supreme Court took up the DACA issue today. No matter what it decides, this will likely become a big issue in the 2020 elections.

Justices Divided On Extending Civil Rights Laws To LGBT Employees

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral argument in a series of cases asking it to decide if existing civil rights laws cover discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Supreme Court Returns With A Politically Volatile Docket

The Supreme Court returns to work today with a significant number of high-profile cases on its docket.