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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Justices render differing verdict in 2 free speech cases

    In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and struck down an Arizona town's restrictions on temporary signs put up by a small church. The court...
  • Supreme Court upholds Texas' restrictions on license plate messages

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court has steered through a tricky First Amendment curve, ruling that Texas can deny a special license plate honoring the Sons of Confederate Veterans. In a 5-4 decision that highlights the differences between government speech and...
  • Justices rule for Texas in dispute over license plate

    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge. The court said in a 5-4 ruling that Texas can limit the content of license plates because they are...
  • Supreme Court says Texas can keep Confederate flag off license plates

    Supreme Court says Texas can keep Confederate flag off license plates
    The Supreme Court has freed states to control what appears on their specialty license plates, ruling Thursday that Texas authorities were justified in refusing to issue a plate bearing a Confederate battle flag. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said a...