| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Half-truths and spin from both political parties have quickly come to dominate the debate over the Supreme Court decision on religious exemptions to the rule on insurance plans covering contraceptives.
Both sides want to use the decision to motivate key...
| Jul 6, 2014
"If the Supreme Court will not protect women's access to health care, then Democrats will. ... It's time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women."
— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Such over-the-top rhetoric will...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:42 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court is majestic, immensely powerful and deceptively fragile. It commands by the power of reason, and its justices are, as the great Robert Jackson once observed, not "final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After a court-appointed monitor of mental health for California's state prisons told a panel of judges that about three dozen inmates on death row were so mentally ill that they required 24-hour care, state prison officials announced that they would build...
| Jun 20, 2014
The Times is correct that "often it will be a matter of debate whether a characterization of a candidate's record is false or merely misleading." ("When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying," Editorial, June 17)
Particularly in a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
In a decision that was a legal defeat for the Obama administration but may well be a practical victory, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative justices voted 5-4 to block the Environmental Protection Agency from a creative-yet-practical interpretation of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:02 AM
The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a start-up company that streams local TV signals to consumers over the Internet via remote antennas, violates the Copyright Act.
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court dismissed Aereo's argument that it was merely...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal.
The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Executive power lost the battle but won its war with the Senate over recess appointments in an important case decided Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court held that the president may make recess appointments during both breaks within sessions...