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  • Until the court do us part?

    In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that "has been with us for millennia," adding, "it's very difficult for the court to say, 'Oh, well, we know better.' "
  • Bold form: The buildings of Pritzker juror Alejandro Aravena in Santiago

    Bold form: The buildings of Pritzker juror Alejandro Aravena in Santiago
    One in a series of dispatches by Carolina A. Miranda on the art and architecture of Chile. Of the Chilean architects working today, Alejandro Aravena is the most high-profile — and, with his good looks and spiky salt-and-pepper hair, perhaps the...

    Justice Elena Kagan gives an inside look at the U.S. Supreme Court

    Justice Elena Kagan gives an inside look at the U.S. Supreme Court
    Here's a story most don't know about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. As she planned to leave the Clinton White House in 1999, she wanted to return to the tenured faculty position she had given up at the University of Chicago Law School, but...

    Noah Feldman: Why judicial elections are idiotic and bad for law

    Judicial elections are idiotic, but 38 states (including Pennsylvania) have them in some form. The U.S. Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the contradiction inherent in using the electoral process to select public officials whose primary obligation is to...

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...