| 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,...
| 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 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" –...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:55 PM
When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walked from behind a stage curtain on a recent Friday afternoon, a huge roar went up from the jammed auditorium at George Washington University.
"Everyone here is thrilled to be in the presence of the Notorious R.B.G.!"...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:48 PM
There has been a disturbing willingness on the part of some judges in recent years to treat the Christian cross as a symbol that isn't, well, just Christian. The most high-profile and problematic example of this was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia'...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Claiming that President Obama "believes he has the power to make his own laws," House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is preparing a lawsuit against the president. Is the proposed lawsuit a reaction to an aggressive use of executive power or a...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, the judges in Washington took another big chomp out of the Affordable Care Act.
No, not the Supreme Court. This time it was the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In a 2-1 panel...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The inane Hobby Lobby decision clearly shows it is time to set term limits for the judges of the Supreme Court ("Corporations vs. people," June 30). It is time to get rid of Justice Antonin Scalia — the smuggest among the high court's nine, and...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Less than two weeks after a Supreme Court ruling struck down a Massachusetts law requiring protesters to stay outside a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, cities around the country are moving to repeal similar laws or are not enforcing the...