| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:42 AM
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a potentially far-reaching privacy dispute involving a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to enter a hotel and demand to see the guest registry without a court order.
The Los Angeles Police...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
“There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April.
Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:53 AM
It’s the campaign gaffe heard 'round the world, or at least the political world. Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, refuses to say whether she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The Supreme Court could rein in state licensing boards that critics argue have become antitrust "cartels" that hurt consumers and hinder competition.
The high court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving dentists who used their control over a state...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Maybe you were in a cave and missed the news: The Supreme Court came back from summer recess Oct. 5 and surprised a lot of folks by denying five petitions for writs of certiorari related to same-sex marriage. The court's "no" amounted to a "yes" –...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:16 PM
The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Tuesday blocked Texas from enforcing part of an antiabortion law that forced most of the state’s abortion clinics to shut down.
The court’s order said the state may not enforce a rule that requires clinics...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Abortion-rights advocates are asking the Supreme Court to temporarily block enforcement of a Texas law that has forced the closure of 34 of the state's 41 licensed abortion facilities.
Because of the law, critics say more than 900,000 Texas women of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:54 PM
The Supreme Court ordered a halt Monday to early voting in Ohio that was scheduled to begin this week, clearing the way for the state to close polls on the Sunday before election day, when African American turnout has been heaviest.
The emergency order,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Los Angeles city attorneys are asking the Supreme Court to revive a local ordinance that gave police the authority to inspect guest-registration records of motels and hotels, arguing the surprise checks are needed to deter prostitutes and drug dealers and...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College.
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued in favor of allowing the government to regulate firearms, consider banning citizens...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:06 PM
— The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a significant victory on an environmental issue, with a 6-2 decision that upholds a regulation requiring Midwestern states with coal-fired power plants to reduce harmful emissions that drift to the...