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 Sep 30These Supreme Court cases could reveal the justices’ deepest disagreements
The justices largely succeeded last term in keeping a relatively low profile following the bitter Justice Kavanaguh confirmation battle. That feat will be difficult to match this year.
Politics Sep 12Does this anti-discrimination law protect LGBTQ workers? 3 cases ask Supreme Court to decide
The part of Title VII that bars employers from discriminating "because of...sex" is at the heart of three cases that the Supreme Court will hear Oct. 8, during the first week of the new 2019 term.
Politics Aug 12The Supreme Court could take on these 2 major gun lawsuits. Here’s what to watch
A majority of the justices have shown no appetite for revisiting the Second Amendment. But keep an eye on these two petitions recently filed in the high court.
Politics Jun 10Why June could be a blockbuster month for Supreme Court decisions
Three cases are likely front-page news because of their potential as landmark decisions.
Politics May 174 Supreme Court abortion cases that could erode Roe v. Wade
What the justices decide to do with these four cases could offer some hints as to the future of abortion rights in Chief Justice John Roberts’ court.
Politics Feb 14The court fight over the 2020 census and why it matters
The justices could decide Friday or early next week whether they will hear the government's appeal.
Politics Dec 24The Trump administration’s emergency requests to watch at the Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench for arguments in early January, but that didn't mean work stopped over the holidays.
Politics Nov 26How an SUV will test the limits of the 8th Amendment, and more cases to watch
A $42,000 Land Rover SUV is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court battle this week over whether one of our rights protects us from certain actions by state and local governments.
Politics Sep 03Why should you watch Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings? Here’s where he stands on key issues
Ideology has and does count.
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.