Brazil's Supreme Court Wednesday overruled a bid to suspend the powerful Senate speaker from his position as he faces trial for alleged embezzlement, offering some relief to the scandal-hit government. The court's judges voted to let Renan Calheiros remain in his post but stripped him of his status as third in line to the presidency, on grounds that he faces corruption charges.
WASHINGTON ? For the first time since Ferguson, Missouri, became synonymous with police brutality, the Supreme Court will take a hard look at what the Constitution has to say about excessive force, exploring if there are legal mechanisms...Show More Summary
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The longest-serving member of Brazil's Supreme Court, Justice Celso de Mello, voted on Wednesday to overrule an injunction ordering the head of the Senate to step down following an embezzlement indictment.
THE Supreme Court has never taken a stand against gerrymandering, the game in which legislators choose their voters, rather than the other way around. But when states draw electoral district lines using racial considerations, the justices have admonished them not to overdo it.
DAVID BERNSTEIN: The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and Hillary Clinton only 16 percent. Trump did significantly better than the overtly religious Mitt Romney and the overtly evangelical George W. Show More Summary
Since getting a nod for the Supreme Court ages ago, Merrick Garland hasn’t been doing any work as a judge, sitting out cases that he may have later needed to hear as a justice. That doesn’t mean he didn’t at least see something the U.S. Show More Summary
Stein's campaign will appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Samsung has won a key Supreme Court victory in its battle with Apple over iPhone patent infringements. It could make for what some see as a fairer system for tech patent disputes. Way back in 2012, a jury concluded that Samsung phones had copied key design elements from the iPhone. Show More Summary
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded his bid for reelection on Monday, but Democrats say they're afraid he is planning a political coup to keep power in conservative hands. Speculation is growing in the Tar Heel State that Republicans...Show More Summary
Justices reaffirmed a broad approach to proving insider trading on tips, in contrast with a ruling by New York’s circuit court.
Rival protesters trade barbs as country's judges listen to government's case on triggering move to leave EU.
Northern Ireland lawyers divided before the UK Supreme Court over whether the consent of the NI Assembly was needed to take the province out of the EU in the light of the majority vote for Remain. In a re-run of the arguments brought before Belfast High Court, the NI Attorney General John Larkin yesterday dismissed more...
Before he was even sworn-in back in 2010, the first thing Iowa Governor-Elect Terry Branstad did was call for a public referendum to repeal same-sex marriage. Three of the state Supreme Court justices that had upheld same-sex marriage in 2009 were voted out of office in the same election. Show More Summary
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that surveillance video showing Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman named Amelia Molitor at an off-campus sandwich shop in July 2014 is a matter of public record and must be released. The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters had sued police in Norman, Okla., the city of Norman and […]
In case you're wondering why it's so critical that Judge Merrick Garland be confirmed or appointed to the Supreme Court, this is why we should never, ever, ever simply shrug and give up without a fight. Ohio just tacked on a nasty anti-abortion...Show More Summary
In my view, there is nothing more critical to the future of this country than confirming Merrick Garland as Supreme Court Justice before President Obama leaves office. Lest we forget, surrendering that nomination is really acquiescence to a theft. Show More Summary
A Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday gave Samsung some breathing room in its fight against Apple over patent violations. It marks a small victory for the Korean electronics firm, but the battle is far from over. In 2011, Apple filed suit against Samsung over several patent and trademark violations. Show More Summary