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  • High court reinstates conviction in death penalty case

    A divided Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated the conviction and death sentence of a California man convicted of murder — even though a lower court made mistakes when it considered whether prosecutors illegally excluded blacks and Hispanics from...
  • Justices render differing verdict in 2 free speech cases

    In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and struck down an Arizona town's restrictions on temporary signs put up by a small church. The court...
  • BFFs Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agree to disagree

    BFFs Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agree to disagree
    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia seem unlikely friends. Though both grew up in New York City and graduated from Ivy League law schools, Scalia went on to become a lawyer in the Nixon administration and a founder of the conservative...
  • Supreme Court says Texas can keep Confederate flag off license plates

    Supreme Court says Texas can keep Confederate flag off license plates
    The Supreme Court has freed states to control what appears on their specialty license plates, ruling Thursday that Texas authorities were justified in refusing to issue a plate bearing a Confederate battle flag. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said a...
  • In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments

    In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments
    This month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was rejected a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch store because she wore a head scarf. In 2008, Samantha Elauf wore a black head scarf to an interview for a sales position at an...
  • High court sides with inmate in excessive force case

    The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for inmates who are accused of crimes — but not yet convicted — to bring cases of excessive force against jail officials. The justices ruled 5-4 in favor of a Wisconsin man who sued jail officers for...
  • Orange County family waits for federal ruling on same-sex marriage

    Orange County family waits for federal ruling on same-sex marriage
    Here in the suburbs, Matthew, John and their two children are just another nuclear family cozied up in front of the TV on a Saturday night. Their single-story house sits on a quiet residential street in Placentia, a small slice of northern Orange County...
  • High court voids routine police check of hotel registries

    The Supreme Court struck down a Los Angeles ordinance Monday that allowed police to inspect hotel guest records on demand. The justices voted 5-4 to reject the city's argument that the measure was needed to help fight prostitution, drug trafficking and...
  • Turmoil is only sure thing if Supreme Court rejects gay marriage

    WASHINGTON A victory at the U.S. Supreme Court on same- sex marriage would be a historic moment for gay rights. Defeat would bring legal pandemonium. The Supreme Court will decide by the end of the month whether the Constitution gives gays the right to...
  • What now, Justice Scalia?

    What now, Justice Scalia?
    To the Honorable Antonin G. Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: Dear Sir:  Twenty-one years ago, your then-colleague, the late Justice Harry Blackmun, wrote what became a famous dissent to a Supreme Court decision...
  • Leonard Pitts: What do you think now, Justice Scalia?

    To the Honorable Antonin G. Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: Dear Sir: Twenty-one years ago, your then-colleague, the late Justice Harry Blackmun, wrote what became a famous dissent to a Supreme Court decision not...