| Mar 2, 2014
Surreptitiously recorded videos of Supreme Court proceedings that surfaced on YouTube last week aren't much of a viewing experience. The most revealing video, which captures a few moments from two oral argument sessions, is a jerky affair that makes...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Last Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 81st birthday, and shortly thereafter she got her customary "gift" — a public call for her to retire from the bench. She couldn't have been too surprised by the unsolicited...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:27 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices sharply criticized part of President Obama’s healthcare law Tuesday, suggesting they will rule later this year that requiring Christian-owned corporations to offer their employees...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:03 PM
The Department of Justice is siding with broadcasters in their legal fight against Aereo, the start-up service that streams local television signals to consumers via the Internet.
In a brief filed at the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon, the department...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON – This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in New York Times vs. Sullivan, its most important pronouncement on the freedom of the press, but the ruling has not won the acceptance of Justice Antonin...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is turning to Neil Eggleston, a veteran of the Whitewater and Iran-Contra confrontations between Capitol Hill and the White House, to help guide his administration through what could be stormy years ahead with Congress....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:11 AM
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue.
The 6-2 decision clears away constitutional challenges to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Two of the nation's preeminent legal experts on copyright law are siding with broadcasters in their legal fight against Aereo, a start-up service that transmits local television signals via the Internet.
In a brief filed at the Supreme Court, UCLA...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON -- With no less than the future of free, over-the-air TV at stake, Supreme Court justices expressed concerns about issuing a ruling that would have the unintended consequences of impacting another technology, that of cloud computing.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:41 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in...
| Mar 19, 2014
Re "Finally, a lifeline," March 16
How can the vacuuming up of toxic sludge from a park lake in Los Angeles compare — in the arena of the world's daily news cycles — with the high-stakes drama of the search for a missing airliner?