NewsHour regular, Marcia Coyle, is Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal where she covers the U.S. Supreme Court and national legal issues.
Marcia’s Recent Stories
Politics Jul 11Column: Why replacing the ‘swing’ justice ignites warring passions of special interest groups
What happened after Justice Sandra Day O'Connor left and Justice Samuel Alito Jr. took her seat is a window into why filling the Kennedy seat will be a high-stakes battle.
Nation Jun 044 major cases to watch from the Supreme Court this term
This Supreme Court term feels more politically fraught than recent ones for two reasons: the extreme partisanship dominating the relationships between the executive and legislative branches, and the nature of the remaining cases to be decided.
Nation Apr 16Analysis: The constitutional showdown over President Donald Trump’s travel ban
In Trump v. Hawaii, the Trump Administration seeks to reverse lower court rulings that found legal and constitutional failures with the third version of the travel ban. Here's what you need to know.
Nation Mar 19Analysis: In the Supreme Court this month, abortion is the elephant in the (court)room
There are two major challenges in the Supreme Court's two-week session beginning March 19. Here's what we're watching.
Politics Feb 19Analysis: The 3 Supreme Court cases you should be watching closely this month
The justices could rule in any of these cases at any time.
Nation Feb 08Analysis: How an Uber employee’s #MeToo story could shape an employee rights case at the Supreme Court
Employees, usually as a condition of employment, sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether they violate federal labor laws.
Nation Jan 05Analysis: Voting rights and search and seizure heat up January’s Supreme Court term
Justices will return to, among other things, an issue that continues to roil national politics: voting rights.
Politics Dec 25The simmering racial tensions behind the Supreme Court’s canceled Christmas party of 1947
Seventy years ago, seven of the nine Supreme Court justices gathered in their conference room to discuss a simmering racial controversy triggered by their law clerks' request for a Christmas party.
Politics Nov 27Analysis: 3 cases that make December a blockbuster month for the Supreme Court
Sports betting, cellphones and a wedding cake are at the center of three potential blockbuster challenges that the U.S. Supreme Court will examine during its December round of arguments.
Politics Oct 30Analysis: Your guide to the Supreme Court, and what to watch
There is a rhythm to the life of the Supreme Court which is rarely interrupted, not even by government shutdowns or blizzards.