| Jun 27, 2014
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 and...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday resurrected Environmental Protection Agency rules targeting air pollution that drifts across state borders, handing the Obama administration a victory on one of its major environmental efforts.
| May 1, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Big Brother would have loved your smartphone. It not only knows where you've been and who's in touch with you but also records your photos, texts, emails and social media exchanges. Linked to the cloud, it allows access to your entire digital lifespan,...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:56 AM
As he walked into the Atlantic County, N.J., courthouse for his arraignment on assault charges, Ravens running back Ray Rice was followed by television cameras. Inside was no relief from their lenses, either, with cameras rolling and photographers...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Americans can argue — and do, all the time — about what kind of information should be required on food labels. What's self-evident, though, is that whatever information is on the label should be trustworthy.
POM Wonderful, the seller of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The Supreme Court upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else.
By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a "straw purchaser" of a gun is guilty of a crime, even if he and the ultimate...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In more than a dozen states it can be a criminal offense to make a false statement about a candidate for public office. But such laws are unnecessary, and open to abuse. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that could be the first...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:23 PM
The Supreme Court gave supporters of church-state separation a rare and surprising victory Monday, leaving intact a lower-court decision that barred a public school district in Wisconsin from holding its graduation ceremonies in an evangelical...
| 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...