| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — In a case that could narrow legal protections against police searches, a majority of Supreme Court justices sounded ready Wednesday to reject an appeal from an imprisoned Los Angeles gang member who contended that after he objected to a...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Two Supreme Court justices — Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen G. Breyer — are upset that the court won’t hear the appeal of an Alabama killer who was sentenced to death by a judge after a jury declined to impose the death penalty. They have...
| Dec 4, 2013
A murder trial is held and the defendant is convicted. After hearing the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of the crime during the sentencing phase of the case, the jury concludes that the death penalty is not an appropriate punishment for the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Protesters are a pain for government in general, and the Pentagon in particular. But the armed services ought to be able to suck up a protest even on land that is part of a military base so long as it’s nonviolent and doesn’t pose a threat...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:16 PM
WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case.
The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a...
| Mar 19, 2013
A former USC student who bought textbooks in his homeland of Thailand and sold them in the United States won a major Supreme Court ruling on copyright law that gives foreign buyers of textbooks, movies and other products a right to resell them in the...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:42 PM
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices were sharply divided Tuesday over whether a lab analyst who did a crucial DNA test that identified a Chicago rapist must testify at his trial, deepening a split that defies the usual conservative and liberal lines....
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game.
But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience ...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 7:40 AM
When Thiru Vignarajah left the Maryland U.S. attorney's office to lead a new unit of the city prosecutors, there was the matter of putting together a new team of lawyers to pursue major crimes, bolstering relationships with police and other law...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 6:52 PM
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday touted his approach to interpreting the federal Constitution that focuses on the original intent of the Founding Fathers.
Scalia, a former University of Chicago law professor, called the “...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...