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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November 2, 2017, 9:41 AM EDT
The newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, has made headlines since joining the court last spring—and not just for his written opinions. Pedantic. Boorish and juvenile. Annoying. In his colleagues’ faces. These are some of the harsh things liberal Court watchers have had to say about Gorsuch.
September 29, 2017, 11:25 AM EDT
Monday, Oct. 2 marks the start of a new Supreme Court term.
September 12, 2017, 9:01 AM EDT
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in a speech Thursday that she will roll back an Obama-era “guidance” document that drove colleges to implement Star Chamber-like tribunals to mishandle sexual assault cases.
August 21, 2017, 8:44 AM EDT
Last week, a federal appeals court upheld Arkansas’ decision to cancel its Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood, which allowed Medicaid recipients to receive non-abortion services at Planned Parenthood clinics.
July 26, 2017, 11:16 AM EDT
On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the District of Columbia’s law requiring applicants for a concealed carry permit to demonstrate a special need for self-protection “distinguishable from the general community.”
July 3, 2017, 8:20 AM EDT
Justice Neil Gorsuch closed out his first two months on the Supreme Court last week, leaving conservatives cautiously optimistic about the future direction of the court.
June 20, 2017, 9:02 AM EDT
Should “offensive” brand names be allowed to get a federal patent?
March 22, 2017, 12:07 PM EDT
Here are some of the key exchanges between Gorsuch and the Senators.
March 20, 2017, 9:34 AM EDT
McConnell is confident the Senate will confirm Gorsuch before Easter.
March 16, 2017, 2:05 PM EDT
Is the United States the world commerce police?
February 1, 2017, 10:33 AM EST
Let’s take a closer look at Gorsuch.
September 27, 2016, 3:30 PM EDT
Selecting judges is not an ancillary responsibility.
July 6, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT
Scalia's passing led to deadlocks and compromises in some of the biggest cases of the term.
June 23, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT
SCOTUS rules schools may continue to use race in admissions if narrowly tailored to further compelling governmental interests.
June 23, 2016, 12:29 PM EDT
SCOTUS upholds preliminary injunction against Obama's amnesty in a 4 to 4 split.
May 17, 2016, 10:28 AM EDT
The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling on Monday in the consolidated challenge to Obamacare’s requirement that nonprofit employers collaborate in the provision of employee health insurance coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs and devices.
May 13, 2016, 10:16 AM EDT
A federal district court in Washington, D.C., ruled Thursday in favor of the U.S. House of Representatives’ challenge to the Obama administration’s implementation of part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
April 19, 2016, 11:52 AM EDT
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case brought by Texas and 25 other states challenging the Obama administration’s attempt to give legal status and work authorizations to more than four million illegal immigrants.
April 15, 2016, 10:17 AM EDT
Two weeks ago the Supreme Court asked both sides in the Little Sisters’ case to file supplemental briefs. The Little Sisters’ case challenged Obamacare’s requirement that nonprofit employers must provide employee health insurance coverage that includes potentially life-ending drugs and devices.
April 6, 2016, 10:15 AM EDT
In a loss for voters, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against two residents of Texas who had argued that the Texas legislature diluted their votes when it used total population to redraw state Senate districts.