The fall of the health-care bill is the latest sign that the Constitution's checks and balances are working.
Better for Democrats to save that option in case Trump nominates a truly terrible judge.
Supreme Court confirmation hearings don't have to be so bland.
His confirmation of an investigation into the Trump campaign's Russian ties wasn't too early or too presumptuous.
Five questions senators should ask the Supreme Court nominee to better understand his constitutional philosophy.
The philosophical gap is widening.
A Texas voting-rights case revives an old white Southern aversion to Washington's supervision.
Hawaii's ruling against Trump's second executive order is headed to the circuit where judges are still arguing over the first.
I’m not sure who decided that the Democratic critique of US Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch would be that he doesn’t side with the...
Judges should stand up for the law, not for the "little guy."
Refusing Trump's request to quit could only be justified by ethical principle. So what was it?
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye was officially removed from office Friday after the Constitutional Court...
How to remove the president in a deeply divided political culture.
Trump's EPA will be stuck with a legal fight if it tries to revoke the state's stricter car standards.
Prejudice is “a familiar and recurring evil” that sometimes requires re-examining a verdict, he wrote.
President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor, President Barack Obama, of an act that could have gotten the past president impeached. That's...
If the president has made false claims of a crime without proof, there's only one constitutional remedy.
At least that's the traditional liberal view of the law.
North Dakota's new anti-protest law seems to violate the right to free speech.
The Supreme Court decides a Virginia case that gives judges leeway when ruling on race-based redistricting.
Social media will increasingly challenge First Amendment law.
The exclusion of some media outlets from press briefings violates the spirit of the Constitution.
An effort to prevent age discrimination gets tripped up, unfortunately, by the First Amendment.
A bad decision from the Trump administration could lead to stronger legal protections for transgender Americans in the long term.
The justices give manufacturers a road map for avoiding infringement lawsuits.
Government actions can't be motivated by hostility to a religion, the Supreme Court has ruled. Context counts.
The great danger of designating the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist is that Muslim American organizations and individuals can then be targeted for...
Prosecutions of government leakers are rare, but releasing corporate secrets can bankrupt you.
The designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization would create a frightening tool for prosecution.
Does the Supreme Court nominee believe fetuses have constitutional rights? That would upend the whole argument.
This law written in John Adams's time is surely unconstitutional today.
This administration might be blunt enough and bold enough to shake up the status quo.
In talks with China and Japan, the U.S. president finds his bargaining position weaker than he thought.
The executive order on immigration will remain on hold while it's under judicial review.
After a ruling in the Washington immigration case, there'll be another challenge. That's how the system works.
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – One emerging theme of the Trump administration’s foreign policy so far has been destabilization and surprise....
This is no way for a democracy to work.
The U.S.'s global dominance is based on its predictable foreign policy.
The ruling that blocks the president's travel ban isn't "ridiculous." It's smartly argued.
It’s going to be a long, slow war. And it must be fought, or Trump’s policies, like the immigration ban still in place, will prevail
How government agencies interpret law is likely to feature in Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings.
A newly revealed memo is a reminder that lawyers are in for a long slog.
Although it's tempting, a successful opposition can't protest every executive order at high volume.
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – “Was that a surprise?” asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday night after the pseudo-drama of the...
The president fired his acting attorney general for doing her duty, not his bidding.
Lawyers need to find the right client to challenge the constitutionality of the law.
The next generation on the Supreme Court won't be bound as tightly to the past.