This week, the government submits its brief in the King v. Burwell lawsuit. That will renew attention to the question of whether the Supreme Court will conclude that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t make subsidies available to the three dozen states on the federal exchange — which could yank coverage from millions of people. So […]
For years people have been trying to predict what the Supreme Court will do about same-sex marriage. That speculation has intensified now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear marriage cases originating in the 6 th Circuit that upheld the state-level bans against same-sex marriage and recognition. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court's ruling last June against Aereo, the online TV viewing service, threatened to undermine consumers' ability to record television shows in the cloud and watch them remotely. But in a key ruling this month, a federal judge in Los Angeles affirmed that consumers had the right...
The Supreme Court is poised to settle the fight once and for all
On this date in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been restricting abortions in Roe v. Wade. And today, literally everyone is freaking out about this. Peaches Sensibility that is going unheard. Mystery: Solved. Show More Summary
THE stone-faced marshals call for quiet at the beginning of every Supreme Court hearing, and the audience complies. Same as usual today, until a woman near the back of the courtroom rose to her feet and shouted, “I rise on behalf ofShow More Summary
The Wisconsin state Senate has just paved the way for the state Supreme Court to elect its own chief justice—and the conservatives’ pick might shake up the governor’s own case.
What will the Five wreak this time? The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, a case that could extend the Court's Citizen's United decision all the way into courtrooms around the country. Show More Summary
On Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The bill is expected to pass the House and may pass the Senate as well, although it is almost certain to be...
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be divided on Tuesday over whether elected judges should be allowed to directly solicit campaign contributions in the latest campaign finance case to come before the high court. Central to the case, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, is the question of whether Florida’s ban on judicial candidates from personally…
This week, the Supreme Court made a decision that was somewhat newsworthy: upholding the right of a prison inmate to do something the prison authorities prohibit. What made it really unusual is that the decision was unanimous, with all the conservative justices signing on, and that the...
The day's session had just begun when protesters in the back of the chamber began yelling things like, "One person, one vote" and "We are the 99 percent."
State Supreme Court: In the Jan. 21 California section, an article about two new California Supreme Court justices included biographies and photos of the court's seven justices. The photos of longtime Justices Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Carol A. Corrigan were transposed.
The Supreme Court may be on the cusp of another dramatic weakening of civil rights laws: The question before the court is whether the Fair Housing Act of 1968, intended to fight pervasive residential segregation, bans practices that unintentionally discriminate against minorities. Show More Summary
Last year, the Supreme Court all but destroyed Aereo, a company that made its money by streaming over-the-air broadcasting to people's computers and mobile devices. Because Aereo, unlike cable TV companies, didn't pay broadcasters and content providers for Aereo's "performance" of their work, the Court found copyright infringement. At worst,......
A long-awaited test of disparate-impact theory at the Supreme Court draws laughter and snark, but doesn't seem likely to upset existing law.
The Supreme Court fell into ideological camps Wednesday as it scrutinized a legal theory used to enforce a federal law aimed at ending discrimination in housing.
Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and in case the justices weren’t aware of the fact, some Code Pink-style protesters reminded them.
Mike Huckabee suggests that if the justices rule that gay-marriage bans are unconstitutional, states don't need to listen.