Latest from Ruth Marcus
  • Opinion

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority returns to its passion project

Rulings on Wednesday further limit the reach of government regulation and enhance presidential authority over regulatory agencies.
  • Jun 23, 2021
  • Opinion

A pair of surprises from Amy Coney Barrett

Regarding two particular cases, it is a welcome signal that the newest justice balked at going along with her more conservative colleagues.
  • Jun 18, 2021
  • Opinion

I’ve urged Supreme Court justices to stick around — but never to retire. Until now.

It's time for Stephen Breyer to go.
  • Jun 15, 2021
  • Opinion

Attorney General Garland, please stop digging

When you're in a hole, you know what to do.
  • Jun 8, 2021
  • Opinion

The truly worrying aspect of a federal judge’s ruling on assault weapons

The Benitez ruling on assault rifles is no shot in the dark.
  • Jun 7, 2021
  • Opinion

Leaving abortion to the states makes them agents of oppression

The Constitution elevates the liberty of individuals, not majorities.
  • Jun 4, 2021
  • Opinion

Overruling ‘Roe v. Wade’ wouldn’t promote the rule of law

Overturning precedents is far from a rarity.
  • May 29, 2021
  • Opinion

At the Supreme Court, precedent takes a leave of absence

The new conservative majority looks to be marching under a bolder banner: We’ve got the votes and we’re not afraid to use them.
  • May 21, 2021
  • Opinion

The decline and fall of Elise Stefanik

Stefanik is the new poster child for GOP thralldom to Trump.
  • May 7, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden has huge plans. I say go for it.

The president’s plans won’t pass in their entirety, but this would be a better, fairer country if they did.
  • Apr 30, 2021