by Ian Millhiser Posted on July 14, 2014
Speaker Boehner's lawyers rely on a glaring misrepresentation of a recent Supreme Court decision to justify their lawsuit against President Obama.
by Josh Israel Posted on July 10, 2014
Several of those who object to any limits on political speech have themselves been long-time supporters of a constitutional amendment to do just that.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 29, 2014 Updated: June 29, 2014
On Monday, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down two cases, Hobby Lobby and a lesser-known case called Harris v. Quinn. Of the two, much more is at stake in Harris than in Hobby Lobby.
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by Nicole Flatow Posted on June 26, 2014 Updated: June 26, 2014
This ruling is about as narrow as one could reasonably expect from the current U.S. Supreme Court.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 26, 2014 Updated: June 27, 2014
Thanks to Noel Canning the country will likely face a pitched battle every five years that poses an existential threat to unions every time it is waged.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 25, 2014 Updated: June 25, 2014
As of today, in nearly all circumstances, the police must obtain a warrant before they can search through your cell phone.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 24, 2014 Updated: June 24, 2014
Until these cases are decided, the fate of women seeking reproductive care, workers and their unions, criminal suspects with cell phones and a president thwarted by a recalcitrant Senate remain uncertain.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 23, 2014
Turning and turning in the widening gyre/The falcon cannot hear the falconer.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 16, 2014 Updated: June 16, 2014
The price of free speech is that sometimes people get away with not telling the truth.
If another conservative joins the Supreme Court, however, there may be enough votes to overrule Lawrence. That would mean that sex bans like the one in Alabama would come roaring back to life.