Antonin Scalia: The origins of a Supreme Court originalist
To understand the late justice requires an understanding of his parents, his upbringing and his family's Catholicism.
Clarence Thomas Has Big Shoes to Fill to Become SCOTUS Leading Conservative
Thomas may play a more powerful role on the court that now boasts a solid 6-3 conservative majority.
Sonia Sotomayor Exposes the Lie of an 'Apolitical' Supreme Court
There are now foxes guarding the marble palace henhouse.
Correcting Scalia's Biggest Mistake
Sometimes the greatest compliment a devotee can pay a maestro is applying that maestro's teachings to correct his biggest mistake.
Trump Says Amy Coney Barrett's Philosophy Is Similar to Scalia's
"Mostly, I'm looking for somebody that can interpret the Constitution as written," the president said.
The Case for Amy Coney Barrett
It's obvious that Judge Barrett needs no special preferences. On character, temperament and intellect she is the top of the top—of any group.
Scalia's Son Talks of Friendship Between Ginsburg and His Father
Christopher Scalia said that his father, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, put an emphasis on his friendship with his colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg, even though the two differed on so many viewpoints.
Celebrating Our Constitution's Birth, and What Makes it Work
Scalia, when not firing off some of the most interesting legal opinions in Supreme Court history, loved to travel the country teaching students—law school, college and high school students alike—about our nation's Founding document.
Court Rules Second Amendment Doesn't Protect AR-15s
AR-15s and large-capacity magazines are beyond the scope of the Second Amendment and may be banned, the court ruled.
Trump Vows 'Second Amendment Will Never Be Repealed'
"THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED!" Trump tweeted, just a few weeks after he suggested seizing weapons without due process.
Trump Unveils 10 Judges for Lower Courts
Trump drew two names from the short list of candidates that he released during his presidential campaign.
Washington Insiders Behind Trump's Supreme Court Win
That disciplined network of operatives delivered for Trump his first major accomplishment as U.S. president: the confirmation of conservative Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court justice.
Democrats Must Join GOP in Confirming Gorsuch
Red-state Democrats must join their Republican colleagues to confirm Gorsuch, the author writes.
Schumer Urges Opposition to Gorsuch
If Democrats filibuster, Republicans—at Trump's urging—have threatened to lower the number of votes needed to confirm Gorsuch.
Gun Lobby May Have Their Man in Neil Gorsuch
There are indications that Gorsuch supports the NRA's absolutist views on gun rights that even Justice Antonin Scalia rejected.
D.C.'s Restrictive Gun Laws Are Now Under Attack
A Senate bill and newly emboldened Congress wants to make D.C. loosen its gun laws.
John Dean: Supreme Court Pick Gorsuch Is No Scalia
Gorsuch may be more conservative than Scalia. We won't know until he starts voting.
With Gorsuch, Trump Leans Right, But Stays Mainstream
Trump's Supreme Court nominee is a flagship conservative and likely to be confirmed.
Live: Trump's SCOTUS Appointment Announcement
The president will announce his justice nominee Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Who Is Neil Gorsuch, Possible Trump SCOTUS Nominee?
The Colorado-based judge is known for his consistent conservatism, much like the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump Expected to Unveil Supreme Court Pick Next Week
The president is scheduled to discuss the Supreme Court with Senate leaders on Tuesday afternoon.
Who Is Diane Sykes, Possible Trump SCOTUS Nominee?
Sykes wrote an opinion that ruled for employers in the fight over Obamacare's contraceptive mandate.
Who Is Bill Pryor, Possible Trump SCOTUS Nominee?
Pryor is well known for the issue over a Ten Commandments monument in Alabama.
Do We Need Another Originalist Justice Like Scalia?
Originalism is a device for judges to use to mask personal judgments about what is best.
Under Trump, What Will Happen on Guns?
Trump ran a "law-and-order" campaign, but it so far is unclear whether this will translate to action in the White House.
What Could Hillary Clinton Do for Gun Control?
There's little chance she would be able to live up to her campaign promises on the partisan issue.
As Trump Falters, GOP Senators Warm to Garland
A group of Republican senators is pushing to confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if Trump loses.
A Right to an AR-15? Look to the Courts, Not Congress
The big questions about how Americans buy and sell guns—including the controversial AR-15 rifle—are likely to be settled in the courts rather than in the still-paralyzed Congress.
Obama Immigration Plan Blocked by Supreme Court
The court splits over the president's plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits.
Conservatives Cheer Trump Supreme Court Picks
Conservatives give Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees the thumbs-up but say they're not won over yet.