Latest from Ruth Marcus
  • Opinion

The Supreme Court has lost its ethical compass. Can it find one fast?

The Supreme Court is in the midst of an ethics crisis. Can John Roberts fix it?
  • Nov 22, 2022
  • Opinion

Garland’s appointment of a special counsel was cautious. But also bold.

Trump should not sleep soundly.
  • Nov 19, 2022
  • Opinion

On guns, originalism as insanity

On guns, conservative judges' affection for originalism devolves into insanity
  • Nov 17, 2022
  • Opinion

Should Garland appoint a Trump special counsel? The best cases — and an answer.

The attorney general faces a difficult decision on an inherent conflict of interest
  • Nov 14, 2022
  • Opinion

The tragedy of John Roberts

As the chief justice begins his 18th term, he is at times an isolated and even tragic figure.
  • Nov 4, 2022
  • Opinion

The biggest and least known fight of the 2022 election

The real contest of 2022? The battle for state supreme courts.
  • Oct 30, 2022
  • Opinion

What hope would Thurgood Marshall see now?

The Supreme Court nears a travesty of its own making.
  • Oct 25, 2022
  • Opinion

Conservative judges’ new gun-law rulings show ‘originalism’ beyond parody

Americans' ability to protect themselves against gun violence is becoming limited by what federal judges, posing as amateur historians, can dig up about Revolutionary era statutes.
  • Oct 10, 2022
  • Opinion

You thought the Supreme Court’s last term was bad? Brace yourself.

The stage is set for the Supreme Court to march deeper into liberal territory.
  • Sep 30, 2022
  • Opinion

Two Republican women, two visions of what ails America

Liz Cheney and Harriett Hageman see two different American dystopias.
  • Sep 20, 2022