4-4: The Consequences of an Unfilled Supreme Court Seat

With Merrick Garland’s confirmation process indefinitely in limbo, the court continues to hear cases as usual. Marshall Rankin tells us what happens in the event of a tie, and how Scalia’s empty seat has affected cases thus far.

A One-Way Ticket to Mars

It is 2026 and you have decided to move far away. You think it wise to pack sparingly—the flight will be cramped with a whopping three-seat limit—and you almost forget: the duration of your flight will be nine months. You fasten your seatbelt and moments later, you are overwhelmed with nausea that surges through your …