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Supreme Court Takes Up Major Case On Public Sector Union Dues

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 n...

Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case

AP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision ...

Elite Group Of Lawyers Receive Unprecedented Advantage At Supreme Court

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

(This is part 1 of a 3-part series, "The Echo Chamber: A small group of lawyers and its outsized influence at the U.S. Supreme Court." The full packag...

Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Pay For Security Checks

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend g...

It Has Been 47 Years Since This Couple Helped Redefine Marriage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

Their love was criminal. Mildred Jeter, a 17-year-old black woman, and Richard Loving, a 23-year-old white man, were just like any other young coup...

LOOK: The Iconic Photos Taken After The Brown v. Board Of Education Decision

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

The 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka turned one man's fight for his daughter's right to attend school into a crusade f...

High Court Takes Up Drug Dispute

AP | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wading into a patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over a multiple sclerosis treatment. The...

Supreme Court Term Begins Amid Shutdown

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive ...

Blockbusters Among High Court's Last Cases

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term's highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer va...

Justices Have Range Of Options On Key Supreme Court Cases

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The waiting is almost over. Sometime in the next week or so, the Supreme Court will announce the outcomes in cases on California's...

Major Supreme Court Cases Mean High Anxiety For Justices

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - Chief Justice John Roberts clutched a sheaf of papers when he and his black-robed co...

Supreme Court Could Send Gays, Racial Minorities In Opposite Directions

Bloomberg | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

The legal fortunes of gays and racial minorities may move in opposite directions when the U.S. Supreme Court's term reaches its climax in late June. ...

Big Rulings Ahead As Supreme Court Begins Term

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court term that begins Monday holds the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. A look at ca...

Supreme Court Makes Rare Decision In Cases For New Term

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot – Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on...

The Supreme Court Is Not American Idol

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The New York Times reports that "just 44 percent of Americans approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing." May I be permitted an "I told you so?"

Supreme Court Won't Review Case Of Pregnant Teen Tased 3 Times For Speeding

AP | Posted 05.31.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has decided that it will not review the appropriateness of stun guns used by police on suspects. The high court on Tu...

Will We Be a Cohesive Country of Laws or a Divided States?

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Two cases set to be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court in the early part of this year will determine whether we are a cohesive country of laws or whether we are a divided states that would like to make up our own rules as we go along.

Was Heller a Hollow Victory For the Gun Lobby?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller has largely resulted in a reaffirmation of the constitutionality of laws to restrict access to firearms. For the "gun rights" forces, it has been three long years of frustration.

Court Rejects John Steinbeck's Son's Appeal

AP | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a son of author John Steinbeck over the publishing rights to "The Grapes of Wrath" and other...

Clarence Thomas Goes Five Years Without Asking Question In Supreme Court Arguments

The Los Angeles Times | David G. Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice Clarence Thomas hasn't asked a question during the Supreme Court's oral arguments for five years. He has said the sessions are unnecessary and...

Roberts Court: Unclear, Activist, and Pro-Corporate

David Arkush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Arkush

The court has been notably activist, overturning precedent that has been on the books for decades in areas ranging from campaign finance to antitrust. When the Supreme Court is so willing to overturn precedent, what is the law?

Sotomayor To Denver Students: WikiLeaks Supreme Court Case Likely

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor predicted Thursday that the nation's high court will be asked again to weigh issues of national s...

Justice John Paul Stevens' 10 Most Important Supreme Court Decisions

The Huffington Post | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the course of his 34-year tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced on Friday that he will retire this summer, has op...

Supreme Court Will Hear Jeff Skilling's Appeal

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling's appeal of his convictions for his role in the colla...

Supreme Court To Decide Final 3 Cases On Monday

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A closely watched discrimination lawsuit by white firefighters who say they have unfairly been denied promotions is one of three re...