US Supreme Court

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote late Thursday to allow Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee, a man who maintained his innocence until the end.
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A day after it triggered the so-called "nuclear option," the U.S. Senate on...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Outrage swelled on Thursday after Senate Republicans changed the rules in their...


Even as Antonin Scalia led his right-wing cohorts in trying to gut the Voting Rights Act, labeling it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Obama and Congressional leaders unveiled a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks across town. The law was challenged by Alabama officials who argued "the problem to which the Voting Rights Act was addressed is solved.” Uh, right.