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Elena Kagan

Supreme Court Cites ‘Spider-Man’ Comics — Really!

SCOTUS decision cites Amazing Fantasy No. 15: “SpiderMan,” p. 13 (1962): (“[I]n this world, with great power there must also come—great responsibility”).

June 22, 2015

How To Make The Supreme Court More Accountable

It’s time to reel in America’s most powerful, least accountable public institution.

December 3, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Is Asked To Block Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

Learn more about the case that could determine a huge midterm race.

October 3, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds Key Element In Federal Gun Laws

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else. By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a “straw purchaser” of a gun is guilty of a crime, […]

June 16, 2014

A Missed Chance On Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you. This act of empathy helps explain why religious […]

May 8, 2014