Biden’s SCOTUS commission is more symbol than substance | Fletcher McClellan
Presidential commissions usually pursue reform. This one stands out because it wants to stop major changes to the nation’s highest court.
How Pa. lawmakers, elected officials, and U.S. Senate hopefuls reacted to Texas abortion ban
This story was updated at 9:41 a.m. on 9/2/21 with additional comments. A Texas law that would ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy went into effect Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to act on an emergency request to stop it, the New York Times and other news organizations reported. It is […]
The Supreme Court ended the CDC’s eviction ban. A housing law expert explains the impact | Analysis
The total number of people at risk of losing their homes is about 15 million. They collectively owe about $20 billion in rent.
SCOTUS eviction ruling increases pressure to dole out rental aid money | Monday Morning Coffee
Aid to renters has trickled out slowly as state and local governments scrambled to administer new programs or bolster ones that had been historically underfunded.
Mr. Justice Breyer, Thank you for your service. Now please retire | Bruce Ledewitz
Breyer will not change the law by remaining on the court. But he might do so by resigning.
One nation under who? Inside the trust gap that’s splitting the nation | Friday Morning Coffee
We knew we were polarized. New polling data illustrates the stark differences.
The Supreme Court’s free speech verdict in Pa. cheerleader case won’t help declining civil discourse | Opinion
As knowledge about the First Amendment has waned, so has training in this fundamental constitutional right.
College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute
The 9-0 decision in NCAA v. Alston was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who said the college athletics body is not exempt from antitrust law.
‘A sad loss for Philadelphians’: LGBTQ advocates react to Supreme Court ruling in Philly foster case
"Our tax dollars should be dedicated to securing good homes for these kids, not discriminating against those who want to help," one advocate said.
U.S. Supreme Court rules against Philadelphia in foster parents case
The ruling was "a blow to children and families in the foster care system within the city of Philadelphia," one LGBTQ advocacy group said Thursday.
Roe v. Wade gave people who can get pregnant a choice about having children. Here’s how that changed their lives | Opinion
Roe v. Wade greatly improved the lives of generations of women across the U.S. in the last decades of the 20th century and early in the 21st.
This is Amy Coney Barrett’s supreme conflict of interest | Dick Polman
It’s hard these days to keep track of all the decrepitude in public life, so forgive me if I highlight some new sleaze that has likely escaped your notice.