| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:06 PM
When the Supreme Court justices met in private Friday to cast their votes and decide the reach of President Obama’s healthcare law, the outcome probably turned on the person who spoke first: Chief Justice John G. Roberts.
When the justices meet to...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:13 PM
The anti-Obamacare lawsuit the Supreme Court heard Wednesday is based on a false premise, so it's not surprising that the first point made by the plaintiff's lawyer, Michael A. Carvin, was false as well.
The false premise is that lawmakers intended to...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 10:27 AM
The determined opponents of the Affordable Care Act lost their legal fight on the merits three years ago when the Supreme Court ruled that one of its central provisions — the requirement that most individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:12 AM
The Supreme Court justices, hearing arguments in a Los Angeles case, sounded prepared Tuesday to revive a city ordinance that gives the police the authority to regularly check motels' guest registries without search warrants.
City officials say these...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:38 PM
The future of California’s effort to entrust a nonpartisan citizens’ panel with redrawing the state’s congressional districts appeared in serious doubt Monday after arguments in the Supreme Court.
The court’s conservative...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:34 PM
The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.
Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 12:23 PM
In a clash between the 1st Amendment and judicial ethics code, the Supreme Court debated Tuesday whether to free elected judges to personally ask for campaign contributions from voters, including lawyers and others who might one day find themselves in...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:00 AM
When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights.
Throughout American history, Kennedy...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Some 53 million Americans with retirement funds through their jobs may get new legal protection from high fees.
Supreme Court justices were urged Tuesday to put employers on notice that they have a duty to constantly monitor the mutual funds they...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:15 AM
Should anyone be compelled to support a political cause they don't believe in?
That's the crux of an Illinois legal issue that's almost certain to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the past, the justices have ruled that workers in states that...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:39 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month.
Ginsburg told an audience Thursday that she drank some wine at dinner before...