Ruth Marcus discusses the Federalist Society’s 30-year Justice-grooming project, the botched investigations, and everything else that brought us “too big to fail” Brett Kavanaugh.
In Sickness, In Health — and In Prison
Most people know prisoners can marry. Few remember the co-ed prison, the impromptu courthouse wedding and the Supreme Court ruling that allows them to do so.
We Still Don’t Know How to Navigate the Cultural Legacy of Eugenics
From abortion to immigration, a long-debunked scientific movement still casts long, confusing shadows over our most fraught debates.
Preparing for a Post-Roe America
Activist and author Robin Marty says the biggest threat facing women in a post-Roe America would be arrest, not death.
Did We Learn From Anita Hill?
Or will Democrats sell out Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, too?
Above It All: How the Court Got So Supreme
Secrecy and speechifying, collegiality and hierarchy, exceptionalism and opulence on the Supreme Court.
The Far Right’s Fight Against Race-Conscious School Admissions
Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department rescinded Obama-era policy documents that provided guidelines on affirmative action.
Dear Chief Justice John Roberts: Our Country Has Not Changed
The president’s failure to condemn Charlottesville is directly linked to voter suppression in the United States.
Schrödinger’s Convict: Actually Innocent, Actually a Felon
An “Alford plea” gets an innocent man out of jail, but keeps him on the books as a convicted felon.
Norma McCorvey Versus Jane Roe
In 1970, a homeless woman pregnant with her third child met with two lawyers at a pizzeria in Dallas. Did it matter, in the end, who Jane Roe really was?