| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Justice Antonin Scalia was missing from the bench Tuesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two statutory interpretation cases — apparently he was stuck in traffic. But even in his physical absence, Scalia's presence was looming. It'...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:34 PM
The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination.
Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Judicial elections are idiotic, but 38 states (including Pennsylvania) have them in some form. The U.S. Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the contradiction inherent in using the electoral process to select public officials whose primary obligation is to...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:09 PM
If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason.
The Supreme Court's 2010...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:05 PM
Here's a story most don't know about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.
As she planned to leave the Clinton White House in 1999, she wanted to return to the tenured faculty position she had given up at the University of Chicago Law School, but...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:39 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month.
Ginsburg told an audience Thursday that she drank some wine at dinner before...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh named his two top deputies Tuesday, tapping Gov. Martin O'Malley's chief legal adviser and a city prosecutor who coordinated major investigations.
Elizabeth Harris, O'Malley's chief legal counsel since 2008, will...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:25 PM
— Is a warehouse worker passing through a security check after he's clocked out similar to a casino or bank employee securing her cash drawer at the end of a shift?
U.S. Supreme Court justices weighed that and other comparisons Wednesday during...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:17 AM
States have the power to license doctors and lawyers, and prevent others from offering consumers medical or legal services at a lower cost. But what about the licensing of floral designers, cosmetologists, hair braiders, interior designers or casket...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The Supreme Court could rein in state licensing boards that critics argue have become antitrust "cartels" that hurt consumers and hinder competition.
The high court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving dentists who used their control over a state...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A....