| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:46 PM
The Supreme Court's surprising decision last week to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act has once again focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved Obamacare from being declared...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:44 AM
The Supreme Court gave a mostly skeptical hearing Wednesday to black Democrats from Alabama who complained of racial gerrymandering by white Republicans who moved more blacks into districts which already had black majorities.
They used "rigid racial...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:38 PM
The received wisdom about the fate of the Affordable Care Act is that it's in the Supreme Court's hands -- more specifically, in Chief Justice John Roberts' hands, since he's thought to be the swing vote in a 5-4 split on the law. This is key because of...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:01 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to a "pathbreaking development" at the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys for same-sex couples quickly asked a federal judge Tuesday to move forward with ending Florida's ban on gay marriage.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:54 PM
The Supreme Court ordered a halt Monday to early voting in Ohio that was scheduled to begin this week, clearing the way for the state to close polls on the Sunday before election day, when African American turnout has been heaviest.
The emergency order,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
A federal air marshal who was fired in 2006 after exposing government plans to withdraw security from airliners asserted in U.S. Supreme Court filings Monday that the way the Transportation Security Administration restricts the release of sensitive...
| Oct 1, 2014
Ohio early voting: An article in Section A on Sept. 30 about Ohio's effort to curtail its 35-day early-voting period said the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed the state to cancel voting on the weekend before the election, including Sunday, when African...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:31 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly.
On the first day...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A long debate over what the state should do with a 32-acre former tuburculosis sanitorium on the shore of Long Island Sound ended Tuesday with Gov. Dannel Malloy’s announcement that the “Seaside” property will become a state park....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Monday to consider whether they should take up the hotly contested question of whether states can ban gay marriage.
The court has seven cases pending before it concerning bans in five...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Los Angeles city attorneys are asking the Supreme Court to revive a local ordinance that gave police the authority to inspect guest-registration records of motels and hotels, arguing the surprise checks are needed to deter prostitutes and drug dealers and...