| May 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The First Amendment won one this week before the Supreme Court of the United States -- by one vote. The close vote in the case brought to mind the old story about the corporate board of directors that approved a resolution wishing its CEO a speedy and...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:54 AM
It's not every day that a law professor has his book quoted by the Supreme Court, and so the University of Baltimore's Michael I. Meyerson was understandably intrigued when his 2012 work about the Framers' views on religion made it into Monday's...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Who can forget Mitt Romney’s fateful campaign line, “Corporations are people too, my friend?” It was just the kind of rhetorical faux pas that reinforced the developing narrative of Romney as a soulless plutocrat.
Back at the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The watershed years in the fight for marriage equality have been coming in rapid succession: 2012 marked the first victories for same-sex marriage at the ballot box in Maryland, Maine and Washington, and 2013 was the year that the Supreme Court struck...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:37 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday halted same-sex marriages in Utah -- permitted for less than three weeks -- while the state appeals a lower-court ruling legalizing them, as the justices again left their imprint on the debate over gay nuptials.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:23 AM
After a federal district judge in Utah struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and refused to stay his ruling, the state asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the decision on hold. The court obliged.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's refusal Monday to revive an Arizona law that largely banned abortions after 20 weeks put off for at least another year a clear constitutional ruling on whether conservative states may adopt new restrictions on...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:07 AM
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they are inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone outside abortion clinics.
Anti-abortion activists called the law a violation of free speech that...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:34 PM
WASHINGTON — In a case pitting free speech against abortion rights, Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they were inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone to prevent protesters from approaching clinics that...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Neither rich nor poor may sleep under the bridges of Paris. Is that law neutral with respect to who's doing the sleeping? If you think the answer is obvious, think again — and think abortion.
In McCullen v. Coakley, which the Supreme Court heard...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Mulling over the beliefs of Christians, atheists, Bahais and even devil worshipers, Supreme Court justices appeared confounded Wednesday by how to fashion guidelines for prayer at public meetings in an era of rapidly increasing...