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Americans are prone to reading Constitution as scripture, says legal scholar

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Regarding the Constitution as divine amounts to “constitutional fundamentalism,” according to one law professor.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks and gestures into a mic during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearing.

How would a Justice Amy Coney Barrett rule on the environment?

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg left behind a powerful environmental legacy

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‘Wishful thinking’: Chief justice no savior for liberals at Trump trial

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Kavanaugh’s track record on environmental law favors business over climate change protections


Supreme Court polarization is not inevitable — just look at Europe


A politically polarizing court is not inevitable. In some European countries, the judicial appointment process is actually designed to ensure the court’s ideological balance, and justices work together to render consensus-based decisions.

Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, U.S., April 25, 2018, while the court justices consider case regarding presidential powers as it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

Five takeaways from the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on Trump’s travel ban

Justices on Wednesday raised a series of questions that led many to suggest they did not see a coalition of enough judges to overturn President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) addresses a rally ahead of arguments in a key voting rights case involving a challenge to the Ohio’s policy of purging infrequent voters from voter registration rolls outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, Jan. 10, 201

Divided Supreme Court hears Ohio voter purge case


The nine justices heard about an hour of arguments in Republican-governed Ohio’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found the policy violated a 1993 federal law aimed at making it easier for Americans to register to vote.

Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia testify before a House Judiciary Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing in 2010.

The Supreme Court is crankier than ever


A new study of Supreme Court opinions says one thing is clear: Justices are far more negative in their decisions today than they’ve been throughout the entire history of the court. But that may not necessarily be a bad thing.

While Israel claims Jerusalem as its capital, few countries officially recognize the city's status because of sensitive disputes over who controls it.

A boy’s passport and justices with minimal foreign policy expertise could decide American policy on Jerusalem

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The US government has always tried to maintain strict neutrality when it comes to the question of who controls Jerusalem. But a 12-year-old boy and his family are suing to have “Jerusalem, Israel” listed as his birthplace on his passport, sending the case to a Supreme Court with no foreign policy experience.