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Stephen Breyer

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  • Florida's lethal-injection drug gets Supreme Court nod

    Florida's lethal-injection drug gets Supreme Court nod
    The Supreme Court's decision Monday to uphold the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions will have ramifications for the 395 people on Florida's death row as well as on the upcoming execution of a man who killed four family members...
  • Put the death penalty on trial

    The following editorial appeared in The Charlotte Observer on Tuesday, June 30: Having issued landmark rulings on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act last week, the Supreme Court on Monday tackled another complex legal and social question: the...
  • Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change

    Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional. In doing so, they joined three other justices over the years who came...
  • Supreme Court upholds use of death penalty drug

    WASHINGTON A bitterly divided Supreme Court on Monday upheld a drug combination used by Oklahoma to execute death row inmates. In the most closely watched capital punishment case of the court's term, and one that provoked strong feelings from both sides,...
  • High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry

    Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. "No longer may this...
  • 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 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...
  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

    Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias
    A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists. The justices ruled 5-4 that federal...
  • Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies, a victory for the president

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies, a victory for the president
    In a major victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the broad reach of his healthcare law, ruling the government may continue to provide tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance nationwide, even in...
  • Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key element of the Affordable Care Act Thursday, ruling that people in states that never established state-based exchanges still qualify for subsidized health care under the law. The decision protects subsidies for...
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON A divided Supreme Court made history on Friday, ruling that the Constitution ensures the right of same-sex couples to marry. In a resounding decision that caps a remarkably fast transformation across the social, legal and political landscapes,...