WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court this term could change how states meet the basic democratic goal of "one person, one vote." Ironically, a victory for the conservative plaintiffs who brought the case may turn on a national survey that Republicans have tried to eliminate. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson supports reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law whose protections were watered down by the Supreme Court in 2013. In a Thursday interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Carson was asked whether he agreed with his rival, former Florida Gov. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Thursday that he opposes reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law whose protections the Supreme Court watered down in 2013. "There's been dramatic improvement in access to voting. Show More Summary
Trump says the turbines will form a "monstrous" blight
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared with Swiss publication NZZ News an interesting bit of information that took place on the afternoon of this year’s historic same-sex marriage ruling.
On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by her conservative colleague Antonin Scalia singing a Bob Dylan song. The song, Ginsburg told Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung, was “The Times They Are...
ZURICH, Oct 8 (Reuters) - On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by her conservative colleague Antonin Scalia singing a Bob Dylan song. The song, Ginsburg...Show More Summary
Despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing a controversial drug to be used for lethal injections, states are not finding it easier to execute inmates.
KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Paul Kagame could run for a third seven-year term, rejecting an attempt by the main opposition party to block changes to the country's constitution.
WASHINGTON -- State-sponsored death is still on the justices' minds. The U.S. Supreme Court put on a rare two-hour show over the death penalty on Wednesday. Before the court were three murderers who'd had their capital sentences reversed and constitutional questions that had less to do with the ultimate punishment than how a state gets there. Show More Summary
A Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state capitol was removed this week after a state Supreme Court ruling on the matter earlier this year.
His aggregation site has made him rich and infamous, but was a Supreme Court justice right to tell Matt Drudge that, professionally, he was living on borrowed time?
It's time that we accepted this reality: there is absolutely nothing wrong with being "politically correct." The phrase has been around for ages, its earliest uses were more literal -- in 1793 it was used in a U.S. Supreme Court judgement, as in "legally" correct. Show More Summary
Have you ever wondered how well your favorite TV lawyers would fare in a real court of law? Well, the folks at 2Civility (in collaboration with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission) have created a handy graphic, assigning letter grades...Show More Summary
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday an injunction filed by President Dilma Rousseff's government seeking to delay a federal audit court ruling on her administration's 2014 accounts.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared poised to rule against two brothers challenging their death sentences for a 2000 crime spree in Kansas that included the execution-style murders of four people on a snowy soccer field. The...Show More Summary
When the Supreme Court invalidated same-sex marriage bans in June, the Justices acknowledged they had the kids in mind. In the majority opinion, Justice Kennedy cited the infringement of the interests of children being raised by same-sex couples as one reason for the Court’s ruling. Who are these...
Justice Stephen Breyer’s new book thoughtfully discusses how the Court should reconcile foreign and domestic legal issues. But it may be too little too late.
WASHINGTON -- A former Baltimore cop ensnared in a kickback scheme involving dozens of his colleagues wants the Supreme Court to throw out his conspiracy conviction. His argument is a curious one: He never conspired with anyone. At least not in the way federal law contemplates. Show More Summary
A Tennessee county commission on Tuesday turned down voting on a resolution asking God to spare the county from divine wrath sparked by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage. The Blount County Commission voted 10-5 to reject an agenda that included the resolution and...