Supreme Court

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A Big Legal Blow to the Rails-to-Trails Movement

How a U.S. Supreme Court decision could endanger thousands of America's recreational trails.

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Imagining the U.S. Supreme Court Covered in Solar Panels

Alongside every other building in Washington, D.C.

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People Love (to Sue) Rails-to-Trails Projects

The federal government has paid $49 million in claims in the past year alone.

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A Terrible Idea to Create Two 'Tiers' of Voting in Local and National Elections

The latest in creative tactics to deter voters from the polls.

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Proof the Voting Rights Act Has Helped Boost Black Political Representation

And that its impact has continued to this day.

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How the Supreme Court Made It Harder to Prepare for Climate Change

Should waterfront developers have to contribute to flood mitigation? With Koontz, it just got a lot harder to ask them.

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12 Very Real Voter-Suppression Tactics Experts Now Worry Will Come Back

These are exactly the kinds of policies the Voting Rights Act was designed to prevent.

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Why I Rushed to Stonewall to Celebrate the DOMA Decision, Along With Thousands of Others

In the hours after DOMA was struck down, social media wasn't enough. I needed to go somewhere to share the elation I felt.

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The New Geography of Gay Marriage Still Looks a Lot Like the Old One

Without a constitutional protection, America's familiar cultural divides may only grow deeper.

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The Supreme Court Just Handed Real Estate Developers a Huge Win

A major new property-rights decision could "work a revolution in land-use law."

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This Month's Other Crucial Privacy Debate: The Rocky Future of Arrestee DNA Collection

Three arguments for, against, and qualifying the recent Supreme Court ruling.

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Gay Marriage and the Power of Cities to Change the Country

What was once popular opinion – and public policy – in San Francisco could soon be the national norm.

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What's at Stake in the Voting Rights Act Case

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments challenging the Voting Rights Act of 1968, civil rights advocates are rising to support the anti-discriminatory law. But why?