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  • With one ruling, Supreme Court saves Obamacare, the GOP and itself

    With its 6-3 decision Thursday upholding the Affordable Care Act's federal subsidies for health insurance buyers in all 50 states, the U.S. Supreme Court wrote an end to the discreditable effort by anti-Obamacare partisans to undermine the law via the...
  • The problems with peremptory challenges to jurors

    The problems with peremptory challenges to jurors
    The best-known problem with peremptory challenges — a lawyer's dismissal of a prospective juror without a stated cause — may be that too often there actually is a cause, and it's an improper one. For example, lawyers have used their no-stated-...
  • High court says gov't seizure of raisins is unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it's worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win for private property rights. The...
  • High court sides with inmate in excessive force case

    The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for inmates who are accused of crimes — but not yet convicted — to bring cases of excessive force against jail officials. The justices ruled 5-4 in favor of a Wisconsin man who sued jail officers for...
  • Supreme Court sides with Fresno farmer in raisin dispute

    Supreme Court sides with Fresno farmer in raisin dispute
    The Supreme Court has ruled for a California raisin grower and declared it was unconstitutional for a government-backed agricultural board to claim control of about one-third of his crop. The justices said Marvin Horne from Fresno deserves to be...
  • High court to decide whether to take up major abortion case

    Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century. If the court steps in, the hearing and the eventual...
  • Texas abortion law teed up for Supreme Court review

    Abortion is back before the U.S.A Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the contentious subject in nearly a quarter-century. If the court steps in, the hearing and the...
  • Noah Feldman: Justice Thomas' vote speaks volumes in Texas Confederate license plate case

    Noah Feldman: Justice Thomas' vote speaks volumes in Texas Confederate license plate case
    When was the last time Justice Clarence Thomas provided the decisive fifth vote to the U.S. Supreme Court's four liberals — to decide against free speech? I can't think of one, but that's what happened Thursday in the court's decision in Walker v....
  • Supreme Court errs on Texas' Confederate-themed license plates

    Supreme Court errs on Texas' Confederate-themed license plates
    Many Americans who find the Confederate battle flag offensive will have no problem with the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that Texas was free to reject a specialty license plate that incorporated that flag in its design. But the 5-4 decision was a...
  • Court: Spouse can't protest husband's visa denial

    A California woman can't challenge the government's decision to deny a visa to her spouse from Afghanistan, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. Split along ideological lines, the justices ruled 5-4 that Fauzia Din, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had no basis to...
  • Fremont woman loses Supreme Court appeal to get visa for Afghan husband

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a California woman's request to have her Afghan husband join her in this country, upholding the government's broad power to deny entry to immigrants. By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld the State Department's...