The Supreme Court of the United States is the nation's highest judicial body. Its nine justices serve life terms and are appointed by the president of the United States with the concurrence of the U.S. Senate. The nomination and confirmation of new justices is always accompanied by political maneuvering and sometimes heated debates as the high court's rulings can fundamentally influence many aspects of American social, political and economic life. Brookings experts examine many of the political and procedural issues connected to the court.
Reading the tea leaves: SCOTUS hears King v. Burwell
March 4, 2015, Henry J. Aaron
After attending King v. Burwell oral arguments at the Supreme Court on March 4, Aaron offers his insights on the proceedings and a potential outcome.
Law and Justice
March 3, 2015, Louise Sheiner and Brendan Mochoruk
March 3, 2015, Stuart M. Butler
March 3, 2015, Richard Lempert
Opinion | Wall Street Journal
March 2, 2015, Robert C. Pozen and Ronald J. Gilson
March 2, 2015, Louise Sheiner and Brendan Mochoruk
January 8, 2015, John Hudak
Opinion | Real Clear Markets
January 6, 2015, Henry J. Aaron
December 16, 2014, Richard Lempert
September 2, 2014, Richard Lempert
July 17, 2014, John Hudak
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