| 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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, notwithstanding the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and searches without a warrant based on probable cause, states can require that a DNA sample be taken from those arrested for...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
The U.S. Senate will soon vote on the Senate-Judicary Resolution 19 Democracy for All Amendment, which would be a permanent solution to curbing the influence of big money on our democracy. The U.S. Supreme Court has been steadily dismantling our...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago.
So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Let’s see: The U.S. Supreme Court has nine justices. Six of them are men and three of them are women.
The three women happen to have been appointed by Democratic presidents: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed by President Clinton, and Elena Kagan...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:27 PM
A Missouri man convicted in the rape and murder of a 24-year-old woman was executed at 12:01 a.m. Wednedsay after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay and Gov. Jay Nixon rejected his plea for clemency, according to statements issued Tuesday.
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- Solicitor Gen. Donald Verrilli Jr., representing the government, makes his opening statement, arguing that insurance has become the predominant way that Americans pay for healthcare. But Verrilli argues the system is broken because people...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The Supreme Court upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else.
By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a "straw purchaser" of a gun is guilty of a crime, even if he and the ultimate...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Supreme Court delivered a big blow to Aereo on Wednesday, ruling that its streams of broadcast TV channels violated copyright law.
The justices ruled 6-3 that because Aereo functioned essentially like a cable system, its streams of broadcast...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:02 AM
The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a start-up company that streams local TV signals to consumers over the Internet via remote antennas, violates the Copyright Act.
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court dismissed Aereo's argument that it was merely...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Supreme Court's ruling on Aereo may have done little to shift the media landscape from the status quo, but some Capitol Hill lawmakers say the decision shows the need to update copyright and communications laws for the digital age.
In fact, Justice...