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A Rebuke to Trump, a Century in the Making

With a man in the White House who helped set off a new women’s movement, the Equal Rights Amendment has a chance of being ratified. ...

Justice Gorsuch Joins Supreme Court’s Liberals to Strike Down Deportation Law

By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that a law allowing the deportation of some immigrants who commit serious crimes was unconstitutionally vague. ...

Justices Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases

The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether to overrule a 1992 decision that shielded many internet retailers from having to collect sales taxes. ...

Supreme Court Tosses Out Case on Digital Data Abroad

A closely watched clash between federal prosecutors and Microsoft fizzled after Congress enacted a new law last month. ...

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Travel Ban Case Is Shadowed by One of Supreme Court’s Darkest Moments

World War II internment camps for Japanese-Americans, which President Trump cited as precedent during the campaign, loom over his travel ban case now facing the court. ...

Dissenting Against the Supreme Court’s Rightward Shift

The liberal federal appeals court judge Stephen Reinhardt, who died last month, was defiant in his resistance but hopeful for the future. ...

Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Right to Bear Arms

The Second Amendment is just 27 words long, but it is at the heart of contentious debates on gun control. Why is the Supreme Court reluctant to clarify it? ...

What the Supreme Court Doesn’t Get About Racism

The court has a chance to be more honest than it has been about discriminatory voting laws ...

Supreme Court Rules for Police Officer in Excessive Force Case

Justice Sotomayor issued an impassioned dissent, saying the majority had told officers that they can “shoot first and think later.” ...

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Why Is the Second Amendment So Cryptic?

Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, explains what he calls “the most cryptic part of the United States Constitution.” ...

Breaking Down the 27 Words of the Second Amendment

Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, explains what he calls “the most cryptic part of the United States Constitution.” ...

How Judges Know What They Know

Should Supreme Court justices go beyond the court record in deciding cases? ...

Supreme Court, Again Weighing Map Warped by Politics, Shows No Consensus

The new case is a Republican challenge to a Maryland congressional district. A second case, a Democratic challenge from Wisconsin, is pending. ...

Supreme Court Again Weighs Voting Maps Warped by Politics

The new case is a Republican challenge to a Maryland congressional district. A second case, a Democratic challenge from Wisconsin, is pending. ...

‘Only the Extremists Want to Ban All Guns’

Readers debated gun rights in response to an op-ed by the former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. ...