The Supreme Court made a number of important decisions this term, but none more transformative than legalizing gay marriage. The decision, however, does not settle the issue of gay rights and religious liberty.
In its 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court said EPA improperly streamlined the regulation process when it decided to consider only public health hazards, and not costs, in making the initial decision to restrict power plant emissions.
In a 5-to-4 decision, the high court put jail guards on notice that they will be held to a higher standard when facing accusations that they physically abused an individual being detained before a trial.
Supreme Court majority holds that specialty license plate designs constitute government speech. In a dissent, Justice Samuel Alito says that Texas' rejection of a Confederate flag specialty plate 'takes a painful bite out of the First Amendment.'
Officials say the case of Ali Shukri Amin, a former Virginia high school student, highlights how social media are being used to radicalize individuals and provide a steady flow of supporters to the Islamic State.