| May 18, 2015
| 9:06 AM
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.
The justices revived claims by current and former employees of energy...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 12:30 PM
In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that "has been with us for millennia," adding, "it's very...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2015
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...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:42 AM
The Supreme Court told the police Tuesday they may not turn routine traffic stops into drug searches using trained dogs.
The 6-3 decision limits the increasingly common practice whereby officers stop a car for a traffic violation and then call for a...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.
The justices on Tuesday ruled 7-...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:32 PM
The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of obstruction of justice under the so-called Enron law and did so Wednesday by freeing a Florida fishing boat captain from charges that he secretly tossed overboard dozens of undersized red grouper to avoid...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:42 AM
Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical...