It is a brilliant journalist scoop in a long time in the United States. The Washington-based online newshounds who also publish a weekly claim to have obtained a copy of the draft majority opinion of the conservative Supreme Court judge,
In an extremely important church-and-state decision, the Supreme Court has held that if the state of Maine decides to pay for a child’s private education in lieu of a public one, it must allow its tuition money to be used at religious schools. The 6-3 decision, Carson v. Makin, profoundly undermines existing First
The United Supreme Court has on Thursday delivered a controversial 6-3 verdict overturning a 1913 New York law restricting the carrying of handguns in public, saying that it is part of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, forming the basis of fundamental rights. The Second Amendment ratified
Would you like to see more Black and Latino men locked up in prison? How about a shoutout for giving cops more leeway to use force as they see fit, without repercussions? What about that homeless crisis — why not build really big jails and prisons and clean our sidewalks by arresting our way out of the problem?
In “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” — John le Carré’s classic novel about the hunt for a traitor near the top of British Intelligence — the hero, George Smiley, tells a colleague that “the art” of being a mole “is to be one of a crowd.” The greater the number of suspects, the smaller the possibility of being caught. Smiley is hauled
It’s easy to take for granted one of our country’s greatest strengths: a legal system in which we settle our disputes peacefully in court. We do this without the type of violence, intimidation and threats against judges that occur in too many other countries. That was true until someone leaked a draft opinion
Former Vice President Mike Pence has said he won’t resist every aspect of the subpoena from the special counsel investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Nonetheless, the dispute isn’t over. Nor is the necessary conversation about the nature of the office Pence held — a conversation with potential lessons for the
Legally speaking, President Donald Trump’s various election lawsuits amount to nothing. On Wednesday the Trump campaign announced an array of different legal efforts to fight Joe Biden’s apparently impending Electoral College victory.
As rulings rolled out over the last month, some Supreme Court watchers concluded that the feared hyper-conservative, Trump-weighted court was instead turning out to be a kinder and gentler centre-right body.
Is it time for a dramatic change in the way the Supreme Court does business? No one really expected that question from the new 36-member commission President Joe Biden established in April to study potential court reforms. He created it to fulfill a campaign