| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:50 PM
Moving away from her earlier position, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that she no longer thinks allowing video cameras at the Supreme Court is a good idea.
Though Sotomayor said during her Senate confirmation that she would try to soften other...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:35 PM
Seeing an opening to weaken public-sector unions, a conservative group is asking the Supreme Court to strike down laws in California, Illinois and about 20 other states that require teachers and other government employees to pay union fees, even if they...
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will be asked to overturn a modest rule designed to minimize the reality and appearance of corruption in judicial elections, which increasingly are attracting the sort of special-interest money that gravitates to elections...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month.
Some weddings would be allowed to start when a stay expires...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:49 PM
Setting the stage for its most significant ruling on gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it would resolve the two-decade legal battle over same-sex marriage.
The justices agreed to hear cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request to block gay marriage from proceeding in South Carolina, clearing the way for it to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal.
The order was another victory for advocates for gay...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Obama always knew his plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation would enrage Republicans on Capitol Hill who oppose most of what he does.
But by claiming the power to forge ahead based on his executive authority, the president may...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Justice Antonin Scalia was missing from the bench Tuesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two statutory interpretation cases — apparently he was stuck in traffic. But even in his physical absence, Scalia's presence was looming. It'...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:15 AM
The Supreme Court warned would-be bank robbers Tuesday that taking a hostage will send them to prison for an extra 10 years or more, even if they merely move a few feet across a room.
In a 9-0 decision, the justices upheld a 1934 law passed in...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:03 AM
The Supreme Court justices met Friday to make a historic decision on whether to hear a case that could decide if the Constitution's protection of liberty and equality means same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.
But first, they must...