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  • Supreme Court strikes down Maryland tax law

    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Maryland tax that has the effect of double-taxing income residents earn in other states. Maryland officials say the 5-4 ruling means the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax...
  • What could happen with a GOP president in 2016

    What could happen with a GOP president in 2016
    Of primary concern to every voter (regardless of party or political affiliation) is the fact that a Republican president elected in 2016 would most likely appoint four Supreme Court justices in a two-term presidency. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a...
  • High court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco. But the justices left undecided the question of whether police must take special precautions when...
  • Supreme court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

     Supreme court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco. But the justices left undecided the question of whether police must take special precautions when...
  • Dick Meyer: Justices feel weight of history in considering same-sex marriage case

    Why us? Why now? The justices of the Supreme Court asked those most poignant questions over and over during this week's arguments about same-sex marriage. They sounded humbled: Who are we to tamper with this ancient thing called marriage? For all...
  • Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled

    Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled
    Many people think they know what marriage is about: love, fidelity and the forming of stable families to raise children. But to hear the legal opponents of same-sex marriage, that represents flawed thinking. As the Supreme Court justices listened this...
  • Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

    Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug
    Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment, trading unusually combative words in a case involving a drug used in several botched executions. The justices are considering the plea of death row inmates in...
  • Justice Kennedy sent clearer signal in 2013 marriage case

    Two years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy left little doubt during Supreme Court arguments that a part of the federal anti-gay marriage law was doomed. When the justices heard arguments Tuesday in a broader case about the right of same-sex couples to...
  • Was Justice Kennedy playing 'devil's advocate' on gay marriage?

    Was Justice Kennedy playing 'devil's advocate' on gay marriage?
    During this morning’s Supreme Court¬†arguments on same-sex marriage, my Twitter feed reflected anxiety that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy might not be a sure vote for marriage equality after all. One source of the fretting was this comment by the...
  • Noah Feldman: Pendulum shifting on police actions

    Are the past year's examples of racially charged police abuses from Ferguson to Staten Island to North Charleston affecting the Supreme Court? In a subtle way, the answer may well be yes. In the first evidence of an effect, the Supreme Court held...
  • After court adjourns, 9th Circuit judge's movie nights are a hit

    After court adjourns, 9th Circuit judge's movie nights are a hit
    It's movie night at the courthouse. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, his identification and security tags hanging from his neck, greets dozens of people who have shown up early for a guided tour of the court's headquarters, an...