| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:01 AM
In theory, the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act sounds perfectly reasonable, even restrained. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not eliminate the possibility that the government could require some...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:56 AM
There will be no “skim-milk marriages” in these United States.
That phrase, memorably coined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act in March, perfectly summed up the discriminatory law that...
| Jul 1, 2013
When I daydream, I envision a workplace where people are nice to one another and everyone gets along.
I also envision wearing a jet pack, flying across the city and landing, to great applause, in a Dairy Queen parking lot where I'm given buckets of free...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:19 PM
If the tenor of their questions is any indication, the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared evenly divided in the challenge to California's law banning gay marriage, with Justice Anthony Kennedy, predictably, in the middle. But rather than deciding...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, hearing arguments on the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage for the first time, appeared willing Tuesday to restore marital rights to gays and lesbians in California but uncomfortable with legalizing same-sex...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Regardless of whether the Supreme Court is ready to declare a constitutional right to gay marriage, it has the responsibility to fully recognize the decisions Maryland and eight other states, plus the District of Columbia, have made to allow same-sex...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said again Tuesday that federal courts are not the world’s forum for dealing with human rights abuses, tossing out a lawsuit brought in California by Argentines who sued German automaker Mercedes-Benz over...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the case is not her "ideal picture" for resolving the controversial issue of abortion.
Instead, the landmark decision gave...
| May 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It was the pictures and riveting testimony that convinced a Philadelphia jury that abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was guilty of murdering three infants born alive following botched late-term abortions and also guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether to give wealthy Americans even more clout in Congress by lifting the legal limit on how much they can give to candidates and their parties, with the outcome seeming likely to depend on...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The smart money is saying that at least some Watergate-era campaign finance limits could be struck down by the Supreme Court in a case reminiscent of the 2011 Citizens United disaster.
Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the new case, McCutcheon vs....