| Jul 23, 2014
Call it the "Tale of Two Circuits." Within hours of each other Tuesday, two federal appellate courts looked at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the same issue involving the same provision and came to diametrically opposite conclusions....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The two women climb out of the car in front of Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue and Eleanor McCullen reaches them in two quick steps. She tries to hand them a white rose and a pamphlet about alternatives to abortion, and beseeches them to let her...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
There have been some great landmark Supreme Court decisions: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon, and Lawrence v. Texas, to name but a few. And there have been a number of doozies. Among them: Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:54 PM
The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction.
At first glance, many of its decisions appear...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:51 PM
The legal battle over President Obama’s healthcare law ramped up again Tuesday, as two federal appeals courts handed down conflicting rulings on whether the government can continue to pay subsidies nationwide to millions of low- and middle-income...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:08 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sounded ready to rule that a public employee who testifies about corruption in his government department cannot be fired for revealing the truth.
But first justices will need to confront their own 2006...
| 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 2, 2014
| 4:35 PM
If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation's second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Influence of the wealthy
In regard to your April 3 editorial supporting the Supreme Court decision to eliminate limits to total campaign contributions, I think your viewpoint is quite skewed. Where you say "Government policy is too important for those...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan's state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere.
On a 6-2 vote, the court rejected a...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded uncertain and conflicted Tuesday in trying to decide whether a TV streaming service that allows users to receive their favorite programs through tiny, rented antennas violates the broadcasters'...