by Nicole Flatow Posted on March 24, 2015 Updated: March 24, 2015
"The corrections system is one of the most overlooked, misunderstood institutions we have in our entire government.," said Justice Anthony Kennedy.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 23, 2015
Though voter ID laws' supporters often claim that they are necessary to combat voter fraud at the polls, such fraud barely exists.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 23, 2015 Updated: March 23, 2015
Four justices are over the age of 76. Depending on who replaces them, things could get very bad, very fast.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 20, 2015
Texas does not want to issue license plates depicting the emblem of a traitorous regime that waged war against the United States in defense of slavery. They might have to anyway.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 18, 2015
The particular part of Cecil Clayton's brain that was damaged is the portion which governs judgment and impulse control.
by Carimah Townes Posted on March 18, 2015
"With execution dates set for two condemned prisoners on the same date, Oklahoma lawyers were under temporal and political pressure to go forward with the executions."
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 16, 2015
And not because he's a fan of the Affordable Care Act.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 16, 2015 Updated: March 16, 2015
When reading laws and when trying to understand the origin of practical jokes, it is important to understand the full context before you open your mouth and make a joke of yourself.
by Zack Ford Posted on March 13, 2015 Updated: March 13, 2015
As the Supreme Court considers marriage equality for perhaps the last time, arguments about children, religious liberty, and tradition take on new form.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on March 12, 2015 Updated: March 12, 2015
Pro tip: if you want to win a Supreme Court case, it's probably not a good idea to compare a swing justice who could single-handedly decide the case's outcome to Confederate slaveholders.