by Caroline Cox
Jess Bravin reports in The Wall Street Journal that the Supreme Court has revived a challenge to North Carolina’s election map based on the argument that it “illegally concentrates black voters in a handful of districts.”
Nina Totenberg profiles for NPR the “accidental activists” of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage arguments.
In a new podcast at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick discusses the balance of political and psychological motivations on the Supreme Court with Adam Liptak and Eric Segall.
Leslie Griffin criticizes at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights the recent decision by Justice Samuel Alito to stay a lower court decision that refused to grant an exemption to Catholic officials from filling out a form saying they would not provide employees with contraceptive coverage.
Matt Ford of The Atlantic explains how the death penalty is becoming less common and public support for the practice is on the decline.