Several new studies document the current court’s distinctive insistence on its dominance and the justices’ willingness to use procedural shortcuts to achieve it.
Author: Adam Liptak
What Happens Next in Supreme Court Case Pitting Free Speech Against Gay Rights?
The Masterpiece Cakeshop case, involving similar issues, was argued exactly five years ago — and decided on June 4, 2018.
May ‘Bad Spaniels’ Mock Jack Daniel’s? The Supreme Court Will Decide.
The justices have agreed to hear a trademark dispute with First Amendment overtones involving a dog toy’s bathroom humor and a distinctive whiskey bottle.
A New Clash Between Faith and Gay Rights Arrives at a Changed Supreme Court
A Colorado graphic designer says she has a First Amendment right to refuse to create websites for same-sex weddings despite a state anti-discrimination law.
Supreme Court to Hear Case on Biden’s Student Loan Debt Forgiveness
The justices left in place an injunction blocking the Biden administration’s authority to forgive up to $20,000 in debt per borrower.
Supreme Court Weighs Reviving Biden Immigration Guidelines
The justices wrestled with questions about states’ standing to sue, whether the guidelines were lawful and the limits of judicial power over immigration.
Supreme Court Seems Poised to Limit Public Corruption Cases
The fraud convictions of Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, and Louis Ciminelli, a contractor in Buffalo, appeared likely to be overturned.
John Roberts’s Early Supreme Court Agenda: A Study in Disappointment
Soon after he joined the court, the chief justice said he would seek to protect its credibility by encouraging narrow, unanimous rulings. That project has failed.
Supreme Court Allows Subpoena for Arizona Republican’s Phone Records
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sought the records of Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party.
Supreme Court Closely Divided in Case on Native American Adoptions
In considering the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, the justices explored congressional power and equal protection principles.