Author: JOAN BISKUPIC, CNN LEGAL ANALYST & SUPREME COURT BIOGRAPHER

Rulings against Trump on his tax returns may be tough to reverse

A US appeals court decision Monday against President Donald Trump's effort to keep his tax returns from a grand jury marks the second major court ruling in recent weeks rejecting bold assertions from the President's lawyers that would shield him from investigation.

Justice Ginsburg declares her good health but scrutiny persists

In the six weeks since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed she had endured another cancer ordeal, she has made more than 10 public appearances, animated and "very much alive." Yet advocates with a stake in another Supreme Court confirmation battle cannot help but be on edge.

How the last chief justice handled an impeachment trial

Two decades ago, Chief Justice William Rehnquist captured unprecedented attention as he presided over the Senate trial of a president, a role that would fall to Chief Justice John Roberts if the US House were to impeach President Donald Trump and a Senate trial were launched.

John Roberts killed census citizenship question

Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote against President Donald Trump's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but only after changing his position behind the scenes, sources familiar with the private Supreme Court deliberations tell CNN.

Justice Kagan uses Spider-Man to warn of 'great responsibility'

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan extolled the late Justice John Paul Stevens and decried the effects of partisan gerrymandering on democracy. Yet it was not until a student at the Georgetown Law forum on Thursday asked about Spider-Man that Kagan began gesturing excitedly.

Defining moments of Supreme Court's term

The Supreme Court session that began last October and ended on Thursday unfolded against a volatile political background and as individual justices faced their own delicate dilemmas.