Marcia Coyle covers national legal issues, including the U.S. Supreme Court, as Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal. She also is a regular contributor of Supreme Court analysis to PBS' The NewsHour.
History and dictionaries are the weapons of choice in a major constitutional battle between the administration and the U.S. Senate over the president's power to make appointments during recesses of t
When the parliamentarian of the U.S. Senate hired Robert Dove in 1966, he made one thing clear: "The Senate rules are perfect, and if they are all changed tomorrow, they're still perfect." Today, "I
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily halted gay marriages in Utah, but the constitutional question of whether a state can ban those unions is racing to the high court faster than many of the
National Law Journal
The U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 confronted the Voting Rights Act, state and federal same-sex marriage issues and affirmative action
In 2013, public support for the death penalty inched down; executions decreased and the number of death penalty states declined, according to an annual report by the Death Penalty Information Center
... For informed studies of the Roberts Court, try NLJ colleague Marcia Coyle's The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution...
As the U.S. Supreme Court begins a monthlong holiday recess, court watchers await the unwrapping of decisions in some of the term's hot-button cases
In the 102 cases during the past 20 years in which the California Supreme Court reviewed a claim that prosecutors struck prospective jurors on the basis of their race, that court found error only onc
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