Elizabeth Slattery writes about the rule of law, the proper role of the courts, civil rights and equal protection, and the scope of constitutional provisions such as the Commerce Clause and the Recess Appointments Clause as a legal fellow in the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

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July 5, 2019, 9:04 AM EDT
(Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM-AFP-Getty Images) Before hitting the road for their summer vacations, the justices of the Supreme Court announced last week that they would hear a major school choice case in the next term.
May 30, 2019, 9:40 AM EDT
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April 15, 2019, 11:06 AM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court building (Screenshot)
March 28, 2019, 4:20 PM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court building (Screenshot) Administrative agencies today issue regulations touching on nearly every aspect of Americans’ daily lives—from highways to health care, and often with limited supervision from the other branches of government.
March 28, 2019, 9:50 AM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
March 20, 2019, 4:26 PM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court building (Screenshot) After a two-week break, the Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument in several cases during its March sitting.
February 28, 2019, 9:53 AM EST
The Supreme Court heard oral argument Wednesday in a case challenging the constitutionality of a World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland.
February 19, 2019, 4:03 PM EST
The Supreme Court is back in session after a month-long break. All eyes likely will be on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who returns to the bench after missing the January sitting for oral arguments.
February 8, 2019, 4:35 PM EST
Late Thursday night, the Supreme Court put on hold a Louisiana law that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.
January 23, 2019, 3:06 PM EST
The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear a case challenging New York City’s prohibition on transporting licensed handguns within city limits to locations other than shooting ranges.
January 14, 2019, 8:59 AM EST
The Supreme Court justices returned for the court’s first oral arguments of 2019 last week without America’s favorite octogenarian, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
December 11, 2018, 9:38 AM EST
The Supreme Court on Monday missed an opportunity to bring clarity to an area of the law about which the lower courts are divided: Whether states can prevent Medicaid funds from going to pay for non-abortion services at Planned Parenthood clinics.
November 30, 2018, 4:46 PM EST
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that may rein in abusive property seizures by state and local governments through the highly controversial legal tool known as civil asset forfeiture.
November 27, 2018, 4:25 PM EST
After a two-week break, the Supreme Court has returned to hear its final round of cases for 2018.
October 29, 2018, 3:38 PM EDT
The Supreme Court is back in session after a two-week break. The justices will hear arguments in a number of important cases, including ones dealing with coercive class-action settlements, using hovercrafts for moose hunting in Alaska, and Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.
September 18, 2018, 11:10 AM EDT
With conservative victories in numerous cases (NIFLA, the so-called “travel ban,” Masterpiece Cakeshop, Janus, and more), the previous term is summed up best by then-candidate Donald Trump: “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.”
June 18, 2018, 8:37 AM EDT
With just two weeks to go until the end of its term, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky that Minnesota’s ban on so-called “political” apparel at the polls on Election Day violates the First Amendment.
April 20, 2018, 9:40 AM EDT
Should online retailers have to collect sales taxes for states? That’s the central question in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case dealing with the state’s attempt to force out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes when its residents make a purchase online.
March 21, 2018, 12:33 PM EDT
How far can a state go to promote its views on abortion?
March 19, 2018, 4:16 PM EDT
The Supreme Court is back in session this week. The justices will hear oral arguments in cases dealing with free speech, political gerrymandering, and the rights of criminal defendants.