Supreme Court

Issue Polling Is Still Bad

Plus, who’s headed for the debate stage?

Truth or Consequentialism

What exactly are Supreme Court justices asked to do?

Joe Biden’s New Debt Forgiveness Plan, Explained

The Higher Education Act of 1965 is more permissive than the HEROES Act but still has limits.

With Amici Like These …

Advocacy groups are often at odds with the public sentiment they claim to represent in filing briefs to the Supreme Court.

Our Best Stuff From the Week We Got New Threads

Plus, analysis of the big end-of-term Supreme Court decisions.

The Department of Education’s Legacy Admissions Complaint, Explained

The Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action decision has opponents aiming for further reforms.

A Tumultuous SCOTUS Term

Plus: Biden administration hit with court order limiting communications with Big Tech platforms.

Bureaucratic Wrangling Is No Substitute for Lawmaking

The histories of affirmative action and student loan forgiveness show that circumventing Congress made both programs vulnerable from the start.

Why Judicial Restraint Is Now Seen as Judicial Activism

In striking down Biden’s loan forgiveness, the Supreme Court upheld the separation of powers.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Has the Wrong Job

She leans into political rhetoric when the law doesn’t take her side.

There Oughta Be a Law

Want to forgive student loans? Win more elections.

You Keep Using That Word

I do not think ‘liberal’ means what you think it means.

Supreme Court Guts Affirmative Action

Plus: The justices also rule unanimously in favor of a Christian postal worker.

A Christian Postal Worker’s SCOTUS Case, Explained

The ruling could change the way employers approach religious accommodations.

Dobbs Didn’t Matter

Also: Why can neither political party do math?

Revisiting the SCOTUS Game Day Prayer Ruling

The decision’s “coercion test” has guided key lower-court religious freedom cases over the past year.