Scott Lemieux

Now We Know Why He Chose Gorsuch

The newest justice joins Thomas and Alito in a decision that bodes ill for defeating the travel ban.

Gerrymandering Goes to the Supreme Court

After Monday's announcement, the fate of our democratic institutions may rest with Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The Norms RBG Violated Don't Matter

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has come under fire for commenting on Trump's candidacy and supposedly violating her impartiality—but this criticism takes for granted that impartiality exists within the Supreme Court to begin with.

Why Kennedy Chose Abortion Rights

Why did Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative often seen as a wild card on abortion, help issue a Supreme Court decision many are calling one of the greatest victories for abortion rights in the past quarter-century?