| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal.
The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:08 PM
You probably have to spend some time in front of an abortion clinic to really get a sense of the tension and passion at play between anti-abortion protesters who masquerade as “sidewalk counselors” and the women with unwanted pregnancies who...
| Jun 27, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refined the First Amendment rights of abortion opponents who want to talk with prospective patients outside abortion clinics. In a 9-0 ruling, the court gave new guidelines to states and cities, Chicago included, that...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Marylanders seeking health care will still be protected from illegal conduct when they enter a health care facility even though the Massachusetts Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act was found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court last week.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:44 PM
You reported that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that “because digital devices had changed how people live, laws on privacy must be updated.” You also noted that the decision mocked the argument of there being no distinction between...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The Supreme Court brought the constitutional right of personal privacy into the digital era Wednesday, ruling unanimously that police may not search a smartphone or similar device without a warrant from a judge.
The decision is the court’s most...
| 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 3, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The Supreme Court unanimously agreed this week that federal prosecutors could not use an international chemical weapons treaty to bring a case against a Philadelphia-area woman who tried to poison a romantic rival. The decision was a deserved rebuke for...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:16 PM
WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case.
The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision ruled Wednesday that military commanders have broad power to keep protesters off of bases, including the public roads that pass through them.
The decision upholds the prosecution of a veteran peace...
| Feb 27, 2014
Re "The paradox of open carry laws," Opinion, Feb. 23
Only in the United States could there be a serious article on the advantages and disadvantages of carrying a gun openly or concealed; only in the United States could a George Zimmerman or Michael...