The cases the justices hear next term could cause great division.
The court will consider whether workers’ rights are violated when they are compelled to pay unions.
The Supreme Court's 2014-2015 term included a historic ruling on the legality of same-sex marriage and upheld a key part of President Obama's health care law. Here's a look at how justices voted in 13 key cases this term.
Lawyers opposed to affirmative action say a lower court had ignored the justices’ instructions.
The court voted 5 to 4 to halt further implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule.
The case arose after Arizona voters opposed to congressional gerrymandering had taken the power away from state legislators.
The justices were considering a challenge brought by death-row inmates in Oklahoma.
It took decades for same-sex marriage to become a right, and five episodes along the way exemplify an uneven history largely marked by legal victories and often shadowed by political setbacks.
Over decades, there were wins followed by rejections, and a constitutional right didn’t seem inevitable.
Some Supreme Court justices likened a lethal-injection drug to burning at the stake. Others said drug opponents were waging a “guerrilla war” on execution.