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.
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Nation Sep 235 of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s most powerful Supreme Court opinions
Although there were many facets to Ruth Bader Ginsburg's evolution as a cultural icon, the strength of her legacy as a U.S. Supreme Court justice rests in the power of her words in her written opinions.
Politics May 045 key cases to follow during the Supreme Court’s historic phone arguments
During historic telephonic arguments this week and next, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up major challenges involving access to President Donald Trump's financial records, birth control health insurance, "faithless electors" in presidential elections and the constitutionality of the federal…
Nation Apr 22Analysis: Supreme Court’s first opinion related to COVID-19 was anonymous. Here’s why that matters
Earlier this month, a U.S. Supreme Court decision put Wisconsinites in the position of choosing between their right to vote and their health when the state held its primary election during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of that…
Politics Jan 07In 2020, watch for these blockbuster Supreme Court cases
Here's what to keep your eye on as the Supreme Court begins the second half of a potentially historic term, plus a few cases you may have missed in 2019.
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.