Scholars Fear a More Nationalist Supreme Court Under Barrett
Trump’s most enduring legacy might be the long-term repudiation of international law.
Democrats Can’t Reverse the Damage of the Trump Era Overnight
Republican activists have spent decades building a movement, winning state and local elections, and grooming a generation of conservative judges. If the left wants to win and keep power, it must learn from the right’s successes.
Trump’s Pick to Replace Ginsburg Could Make the Supreme Court ‘America First’
The late Ginsburg championed international law. Amy Coney Barrett has argued that what the world thinks is at best superfluous.
Can the United States’ Democratic Institutions Survive the 2020 Election Campaign?
Trampled institutional norms, a battle over the Supreme Court, and the possibility of Democratic retaliation could threaten the bedrock of American democracy.
The Real Reason the United States Lags on LGBTQ Rights
This week’s Supreme Court decision ends one legal battle, but reveals why the country’s record is so poor.
A Netanyahu Victory Would Be Bad News for Peace and the Rule of Law
If he leads the next government, the prime minister is likely to annex much of the West Bank and deepen attacks on judicial independence.
What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion
Romania under Ceausescu created a dystopian horror of overcrowded, filthy orphanages, and thousands died from back-alley abortions.
In Unprecedented Reversal, Kenya’s Top Court Throws Out Election Result
International observers were quick to endorse the results of last month's presidential election. Now they're facing uncomfortable questions.
The Supreme Court Is Ignoring Trump as Much as Possible
The country’s highest court has a strategy for combatting the craziness in Washington: stop focusing on the President.
This Is What It Looks Like When Courts Don’t Trust the Commander in Chief
Why Donald Trump has an unprecedentedly short legal leash on national security.
Trump’s Travel Ban Will Need More Than Tweaks to Survive, Experts Say
But the administration may yet go to the mat to defend the original executive order.
Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Might Just Give Him Trouble in the Courts
Justice Neil Gorsuch is wary of executive action, and rarely believes in bending founding fathers’ interpretation of the constitution.
Democrats Struggle To Appease Base Angry Over Trump Immigration Ban
Supreme Court rally underscores Democrats’ weak hand.
‘Carnal Intercourse Against the Order of Nature’ Is Still Illegal in India
The country's top court declined to revisit a law that targets gay sex — the latest setback for the subcontinent’s LGBT community and its struggle for equality.
Stealing Food if You’re in Need Is Not a Crime, Italian Court Finds
The decision seemed particularly unusual in contrast to the U.S. criminal justice system’s response to crimes of necessity.
Supreme Court Widens FBI Hacking Powers
A new version of Rule 41 will allow judges to issue warrants for computers outside their district in some cases.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Iran’s Terrorism Victims Can Collect $2 Billion
Victims of Iran-backed terrorism can now collect $2 billion from its central bank.
Supreme Court Could Hand Obama Stinging Immigration Loss
The Supreme Court seems primed to strike down Obama's executive action on immigration.