| Jul 2, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito told us not to worry.
Yes, on religious freedom grounds, a 5-4 majority of the court exempted Hobby Lobby and other "closely held" corporations from the general requirement that the health insurance plans they...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Gay rights groups voiced cautious optimism Tuesday that this week's Supreme Court decision exempting some corporations from offering contraceptive coverage for female workers will not trigger a widespread assault on same-sex benefits or anti-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The Supreme Court wasted no time in delivering a message to anyone who thought its Hobby Lobby ruling was limited to religious objections to coverage of purported abortion methods:
The day after handing down the Hobby Lobby decision on...
| Jul 1, 2014
Wednesday's print column U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito told us not to worry. Yes, on religious freedom grounds, a 5-4 majority of the court exempted Hobby Lobby and other "closely held" corporations from the general requirement that the health.....
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Jake LaMotta's career ended in the 1950s, but his legacy lived on in books, screenplays, acting and, of course, the 1980 movie "Raging Bull." And on Tuesday, his life will have had at least an indirect impact on a legal doctrine that made its way to the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Supporters of photo ID requirements for voters are fond of noting that the Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s ID law in a 2007 decision written by the then-dean of the court’s liberal wing, Justice John Paul Stevens. Now critics of voter ID laws,...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Broadcasters are hoping that the daughter of a Supreme Court justice can help them convince the high court that Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals via the Internet -- is illegal and needs to be shutdown.
In their 65-page...