The Supreme Court Blocked Mandatory Medicaid Expansion. A New Study Finds That Cost 15,000 Lives.
When the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion was optional, 13 states opted out.
Will the Supreme Court Use Bridgegate to Further Kneecap Anti-Corruption Laws?
Since the '80s, the court has shown a willingness to decriminalize dirty politics. Will Bridget Anne Kelly be the next to get off?
Trump's Supreme Court Challenge Has a Historical Precedent
The story of President Donald Trump's short-lived threat to get a citizenship question on the census in defiance of the Supreme Court mimics the story of President Andrew Jackson and Worcester v. Georgia, decided in 1832.
The Supreme Court Deals Trump a Defeat on the Census Citizenship Question
The high court's decision didn't take issue with the question itself, but rather the administration's tactics.
A Huge Cross Can Remain on Public Land in Maryland
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Bladensburg Cross, a World War I monument, has effectively become secular.
What Will the Supreme Court's Decision on Virginia's Uranium Mining Ban Mean for Future Environmental Battles?
An unusual coalition of conservative and liberal justices could have major ramifications in battles between state and federal authority.
Court Packing Won't Happen, but Calling Out the Court as Partisan Can Work Just as Well
As Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris mull packing the Supreme Court, they'd be wise to turn to the lessons of FDR's failure to do so.
The Supreme Court Won't Review the Oregon Gay Wedding Cake Case
The case has reinvigorated a heated debate about anti-discrimination, freedom of religion, and First Amendment speech rights.
West Virginia's Supreme Court Sends Mixed Messages in Cases Pitting Landowners Against Natural Gas Companies
The court has upheld a ruling preventing gas companies from prospecting on people's land without permission, but threw out a series of lawsuits complaining of the nuisance created by their operations.
A Supreme Court Decision Could Have Implications for Social Media Free Speech
The court ruled that First Amendment protections don't apply to a corporation that operates a public access channel in New York.
The Legacy of Japanese Internment Lives on in Migrant Detention
One year after the Supreme Court dismissed "Korematsu," the Trump administration will begin detaining migrants in a camp where Japanese Americans were incarcerated.
Are Racist Yearbook Photos Protected Student Speech?
Decisions in Illinois and North Carolina to reprint yearbooks with white nationalist photos have prompted a First Amendment debate.
The Supreme Court Upheld Treaty Rights for the Crow Nation
Amid continued standoffs between tribes and states over treaties signed before statehood was achieved, the ruling is a victory for Native rights.
Where Will Abortion Be Illegal If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?
Here's what will happen to abortion access in your state if the Supreme Court decision ensuring legal abortion throughout America is overturned.
The Future of Abortion Access: An Essential Reading List
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of a measure that would effectively ban abortion in the state. Here's a selection of Pacific Standard stories about recent challenges to abortion access.
A Court Might Block Trump's Wall as Vice President Pence Argues Judges Should Not Have the Power to
The ACLU is suing the Trump administration over the president's national emergency declaration.
Who's Legally Responsible for Prison and Jail Suicides?
Lawsuits used to be a path to prison reform, but they're now an uphill battle for prisoners and their families.
What Does Chalking Tires Have to Do With the Fourth Amendment?
A court ruled meter maids are conducting searches without warrants, reflecting a shift from a privacy-based conception of rights to a property-based one.
Experts Say a Citizenship Question Would Be Bad for the Census. The Supreme Court Might Allow It Anyway.
The five conservatives on the court seemed ready to rule against three lower courts, a collection of researchers and experts, and five former leaders of the Census Bureau.
Does the Civil Rights Act Ban Discrimination Against LGBT People? The Supreme Court Plans to Decide.
For a trio of anti-LGBT discrimination cases, the issue revolves around the meaning of one word: sex.
How Six-Week Abortion Bans Are Fueling a 'Radical' Year for Abortion Law
The bans mark an unprecedented year for abortion legislation—and a potential political turning point.