Supreme Court

Can You Start a Lawsuit by Mail?

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide a case involving the interpretation of a key civil litigation treaty.

The Role of Federal Judges in the Modern Administrative State

Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings offer a key opportunity to examine a judge’s philosophy on the judiciary’s proper role under the Constitution.

Closing the Courthouse Door to Victims of Police Abuse

A number of Supreme Court doctrines make it difficult for citizens to sue police officers and their government employers.

Regulating the Reasonableness of Police Violence

The legal standard governing police force provides inadequate guidance to police officers and the courts.

Regulating Police Use of Force

Scholars, activists, and other criminal justice experts address possible legal responses to excessive police force.

How Much Power Do States Have to Encourage Clean Energy?

After a recent Supreme Court decision, questions remain about what states can do to regulate electricity.

The Future of Occupational Licensing Reform

There has been a massive expansion in the analysis and reform of occupational licensing—a trend to be viewed with dismay.

Supreme Court Takes Up Transgender Restroom Policy

Case presents opportunity for Court to consider deference to agencies’ interpretations of regulations.

Second Presidential Debate Sees Personal Attacks Interrupted by Occasional Policy

Important policy revelations emerged during Sunday night’s heated debate.

Executive Power After United States v. Texas

This closely watched case highlights larger lessons about the limits on executive power.

Redistricting Law Refined

Recent Supreme Court redistricting decisions clarify two important legal developments—but leave the status of partisan gerrymandering claims unresolved.

A Shift in the Energy Regulatory Regime

Two Supreme Court decisions raise questions about the role of states in emerging electricity markets.